About me

I am here to hear you.

Thankyou for visiting my profile. I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor based in Lewes, East Sussex. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.

I believe that you are the best expert on yourself and I aim to provide you with the counselling support you need. You can bring anything you want to talk about as the focus is on you, whether it's present day troubles or something bothering you from your past.

I invite you to enter a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to help you explore your feelings, frustrations, sadness, happiness and reflect so we can pave a way forward together. Let me walk beside you as we unravel and discover the real you inside and I can help you find the calmness and inner peace within you.

I have experience working with people from all areas of life and with issues of mental health problems,  depression, anxiety, low confidence, low self worth and medical problems.

I continue to attend numerous short courses and training as part of my ongoing professional development.

I offer 50 minute sessions over the phone or video link.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • HIV module with Terrance Higgins Trust
  • Various Cancer Conditions with Macmillan Training
  • Online and Telephone Counselling with Counselling Tutor
  • Counselling online during Coronavirus (BACP and OU)
  • Gamcare Gambling Training
  • Time to Talk Training

Qualifications

  • FdSc Person Centred Counselling (University of Brighton)
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
  • City and Guilds Dementia Care
  • City and Guilds NVQ Assessor
  • Diploma in Nursing (University of Hertfordshire)
  • Registered General Nurse

Experience

  • Volunteer Counsellor Macmillan, Eastbourne
  • Volunteer Counsellor, Breakeven, Brighton
  • Youth Leader
  • Registered General Nurse

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free 30 min introductory session.

A Payment of £40 via PayPal 24 hours before each session is required.

Discount available for trainee counsellors.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can allow some flexibility for shift workers.

Weekend availability may be considered.

Lewes
East Sussex
BN7

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Tara Massie

Tara Massie