Susan Egan PGDip - Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP (Accred)
Are feelings of anxiety bringing you down? Does it seem like other people have got their lives sorted out but you haven't? I have the expertise, as a therapist, to work with you to try and bring some understanding of what is going on.
Have you lost someone close and your life feels empty? Maybe you have relationship issues? Do you feel you have lost your way in life? Sometimes in life we need a bit of support. Counselling can be just what we need to get back some balance in our lives. Being able to talk through what's on our minds with a supportive, non judgemental counsellor can bring relief from our worries. It may also help us to embrace life in more creative ways.
Some of the issues that therapy is helpful for include low self esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work related issues and bereavement.
I am a BACP Accredited and Registered Counsellor; I work in the centre of Brighton at Brighton Therapy Centre, which is in the same road as the Theatre Royal, as well as the Phoenix Therapy Practice in Hove.
I am experienced in counselling people who have a range of issues and problems. Therapy sessions are on the same day, at the same time, every week and last for 50 minutes and are confidential; I abide by the code of ethics of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Deciding to have counselling is sometimes a brave step, and I would be happy to talk through any concerns and questions during an initial session. This initial session will give you the opportunity to decide whether or not you would like to have the counselling that I have to offer. Both short term and open ended therapy are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Accredited Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
WPF Therapy Certificate in CBT Skills
OCN Introduction to Counselling and Communication Skills with an emphasis on Mindful Based Practice.
TA101 Certificate from EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis) with international recognition.
Susan has a background in the visual arts and design, as well as education. She also has experience of a mindfulness based approach to counselling.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a sliding scale of fees - we discuss this in the first session setting an amount which feels appropriate to the client's means.
The fee for the initial consultation is £60.
Sessions are arranged on a weekly basis.
Session duration: 50 minutes.
I am registered with the following insurance companies: Aviva, AXA , BUPA, Vitality Health & WPA . The fee for for insurance sponsored therapy varies and depends on which company it is. Please ask for details.
You will need to verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first appointment.
Many local businesses use these insurance companies - do check with your employer or your partner's employer to see whether you might be eligible to have your fees paid.
Currently I work at Brighton Therapy Centre in the centre of Brighton, which is in the same road as the Theatre Royal. I also work at the Phoenix Therapy Practice in Hove.