Suzie Edgeley Humanistic Counsellor MBACP, PGDip, BA Hons
I believe we have within ourselves all the necessary resources and knowledge to live a full and meaningful life. Counselling can provide the necessary conditions to re-establish that potential.
My work is firmly grounded in the Humanistic tradition of believing that you are the expert of your own lived experience. My role is to enquire, respectfully challenge and understand that perspective, which in turn can help to empower you in your everyday life.
How counselling can help.
Counselling has the capacity to bring hope into everyday life by strengthening the belief in a better, more positive future.
Having the courage to be proactive in combating the problems that we all face in life enhances our chances of achieving a happier and more fulfilled life.
What to expect.
The initial consultation is to see if we feel we can work together therapeutically as well as to explore whether or not I am the right counsellor for your requirements. If we feel that you would be better suited to work with someone else I will endeavour to recommend an alternative counsellor.
Once you have made your decision we will find a convenient time and day to being counselling together. We will regularly review our sessions to make sure that you are getting what you want from the counselling. I offer long term as well as short term counselling depending on your needs.
How to get started.
Please feel free to make contact via email or phone with any queries or questions you may have, or to book a no obligation half an hour initial consultation.
I have various daytime and evening appointments available so we will be able to find a time and day that suits your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Humanistic counsellor practising in Brighton and Hove.
A fully insured, registered member of the British Association of Counsellors (BACP) which is one of the largest professional registering bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists. I adhere to their code of conduct and abide by their ethical framework.
In addition to my private practice I work at the Help Service which is a counselling service offered exclusively to NHS staff at The Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton and the surrounding areas.
I have also worked at Change, Grow, Live (CGL) providing counselling to service users who are striving to manage/reduce their drug or alcohol addiction.
In accordance with the BACP guidelines I am committed to continuous professional development through training courses, workshops, relevent updated reading, personal therapy and supervision.
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 operate a sliding scale, depending on your income.
The initial consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and talk through your concerns and any questions you may have.
Initial Consultation : £10 (50 mins)
Once you have decided to begin counselling we will discuss our counselling contract which outlines details of such matters as confidentiality and cancellation notice.
Standard session: £40 - £55 (50 mins)
I am committed to offering lower cost counselling to those that cannot afford the full fee. I have a limited amount of these sessions available.
I work from The Wilbury Clinic in Hove.
Parking and Public Transport
The clinic is on many bus routes: 1, 2, 5, 49 etc (stop on Church Road at 2nd Avenue) or 7 (stop on Cromwell Road at Wilbury Villas). Trains to Hove train station.
On street parking at £1p/h.
Ways To Pay For Parking
(It is recommended you set this up before your session)
Ways for paying for on street parking as follows: There is an app for your phone which you can get at www.paybyphone.co.uk; or for people who don’t have this option please call: 01273 458458; or you can pay by cash and find the nearest location by texting 60075 and the nearest address will be texted back to you.
Each location has a number; your location in Wilbury Road is: ‘85479’. The app will take you through booking and you can choose how many hours, even pay in advance as well as get online receipts and text message reminders.
I also work at Brighton Consulting Rooms
Getting here by Train
Brighton Consulting Rooms are ideally situated adjacent to Preston Park Station, with excellent services to Brighton, Hove and all stations to London.
Getting here by bus
Take the 5 and 5A, from Hove
Take the 17, 40 and 273 from Churchill Square, Brighton
Take the 40X from Kemptown
Pay and display parking is available in Clermont Road and Clermont Terrace. Please note: Parking restrictions are in operation Monday to Friday 9am-8pm with no parking restrictions at the weekend.