Stephanie Fortescue

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Hassocks BN6 & London SW11
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About me

I offer open-ended or short-term therapy either online or face-to-face. Which option may be best for you can be discussed in the initial consultation.

The way I work is based on the notion that the past can affect your experiences and feelings in the present, along with the idea that important relationships, perhaps from early childhood, may create a pattern for how you respond to people later on in life.

As a therapist, I aim to be as neutral as possible, without sharing much information about myself. This makes it more likely that important relationships (past or present) will be mirrored in the relationship between us, thus giving crucial insight into helping you to work through your relational or relationship difficulties. The therapeutic relationship is an important part of therapy as it can reveal the way in which a person interacts with those around them.

We will often assess emotions, thoughts, early-life experiences, and beliefs to gain more understanding into your present-day problems. We will also highlight patterns which may be recurring, this could help you to see the ways in which you and/or your partner may be avoiding difficult situations or to see defence mechanisms you may have developed as a way of coping. In doing so, you will be able to take steps towards changing and challenging those patterns, thoughts, and behaviours either as an individual or as a couple.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a BACP registered fully qualified counsellor and therapist. I completed my post-graduate psychotherapeutic training at Brighton University, during which time I worked within the LGBTQ+ communities. Prior to this, I worked providing rape victim support, as well as in general psychotherapy clinics within the East Sussex area. I have worked in private practice for 8 years with a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, anger management, substance misuse, PTSD, Autism, ADHD, and more. I also have a BA (Hons) degree in Sociology and part Psychology and an earlier career background in teaching.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Couples 
  • Students 


£70.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

£200 session for couples counselling

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I work with couples and teenagers as well as individual adults. I have also worked extensively with university students. 

Newtimber, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6

76A Battersea Rise, Clapham, London, Greater London, SW11 1EH

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms