About me

As a qualified counsellor, I believe that each unique individual knows themselves better than anyone else. Counselling allows you to work at your own pace to explore your identity, work out what you want and need and air any worries or concerns in a safe and confidential space.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

My training is in person-centred counselling, a humanistic approach. I have particular experience in short-term, focussed work. I am a volunteer with CRUSE, the bereavement charity and have extensive experience in this field. During the pandemic I provided support on their national helpline.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Covid-19 related issues
  • Pre-bereavement
  • Loss
  • Family dynamics

Therapies offered

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Please contact me if you want to discuss your eligibility for concessions.


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Further information

If you contact me I will offer you a free introductory session so we can get to know each other a little before you choose whether you want to book further weekly sessions with me. I think this works best if we can keep to the same day and time each week, so we develop a bit of a rhythm. 

I working a non-directive way; I won't issue you with instructions or impose any opinions on you. I am here to listen, not to judge. 


Brighton & Hove

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

I am a linguist by background so if English is not your first language, I will welcome the opportunity to support you to express yourself.

Online platforms

Sue John

Sue John