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About me

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


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.

Insurance Companies.
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.

Further information

Current work
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.

Brighton Therapy Centre
23A New Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Susan Egan PGDip - Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP (Accred)

Susan Egan PGDip - Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP (Accred)