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Wendy Snell MBACP Counselling & Psychotherapy, EMDR trained, Supervisor

Brighton BN1 & BN2
07817 531 250 07817 531 250
Brighton BN1 & BN2

About me

As an alternative to face to face counselling, I now offer sessions remotely via Zoom virtual meetings.

I offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental approach. You may want to talk about anything from family or relationship issues, anxiety, anger, depression, loss or whatever is important to you. I have over 10 years experience as a therapist; employed in charities as a senior practitioner and service manager, in the NHS and in independent practice as a therapist, supervisor and trainer of therapists.

All of us experience emotional difficulties at some point in our lives. We can find it hard to cope. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space where you can talk about what is happening in your life, explore thoughts and feelings, find ways to cope and can begin to think about solutions for the challenges you face. Counselling can offer general support or can focus on more specific issues such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, addictions, abuse, anger resolution or bereavement. You can use the time to explore what is happening for you.

With so many counsellors you might find it hard to know who is best for you. That is why I offer a low-cost initial consultation where I can explain how I work and you can ask me any questions you may have. We can then decide whether counselling with me will be helpful for you.

The type of counselling I offer is based on the person-centred approach. This means I trust that you have the capacity for healing and growth. I work in a way that allows you to explore individual choices and decisions at your own pace. Together we can work towards short-term goals and solutions, or take a long-term relational approach.

I have experience in supporting people with a broad range of issues: however, I have worked extensively with people who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, depression and anxiety, sex and sexuality, gender and relationship issues.

As well as my private practice I have also worked as a senior practitioner and counselling manager at a Brighton based charity, within the NHS and with corporations. I also train therapists and am a fully qualified supervisor of therapists.

For more information about me and how I work see below or visit my website (link above).

Training, qualifications & experience


My Experience:


I have extensive experience working in a broad range of settings across Sussex:

  • Therapeutic services manager & senior practitioner - Sussex Rape Crisis (SN)
  • Trauma specialist - Survivors' Network, Brighton and NHS
  • NHS specialist counsellor - long-term medical conditions and trauma
  • Pre-trial therapist - Sexual Assault Referral Centre registered therapist
  • Drug & alcohol counsellor - The Brighton Oasis Project
  • Psychotherapist - Sex Workers Outreach Project
  • Young people's counsellor - Brighton
  • Student counsellor - University of Brighton
  • Depression & anxiety counsellor - As You Are, Southwick

Clinical and Consultant Supervision:

  • Clinical Supervisor - The Brighton Oasis Project
  • Clinical & Consultant Supervisor - Survivors' Network
  • Clinical Supervisor - Cranstoun & Pavilions
  • Clinical Supervisor - Switchboard
  • Clinical supervisor - BIMM
  • Clinical Supervisor - WaterBear College of Music
  • Clinical Supervisor - Esteem
  • Clinical Supervisor - BHT
  • Clinical Supervisor - Counsellors in private practice


My Qualifications:

  • EMDR trained therapist
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, University of Brighton
  • Post-Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • BA Hons Humanities & Philosophy
  • Diploma Clinical Supervision

My Additional Training/Interest:

  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Chronic illness
  • Gender identity affirmation
  • LGBQT affirmative
  • Relationship diversity
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Depression
  • Sexual issues
  • Sexuality
  • Relationship issues

My Professional Membership:

  • Registered member of BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Member of CCYP Counselling Children and Young People
  • Member of the Brighton Person-Centred Community
  • EMDR Europe

As a member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics. I am fully insured, have regular clinical supervision and am committed to ongoing professional development so that I can work with you to the best of my abilities.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


I also work with:

  • Chronic illness
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Family issues
  • Panic disorder

Therapies offered

  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

  • £30 for a 30 minute initial consultation
  • £55 per session thereafter
  • EMDR sessions £55-£75 depending on length of session
  • clinical supervision (for counsellors) £50-90 per session


Further information

I work with student counsellors, particularly those on humanistic or person-centred courses.

If you are a parent who is concerned about your child, I am happy to discuss counselling options with you. I have extensive experience in working with young people aged 14-25.

I offer clinical supervision and consultation to therapists and organisations

Citibase Brighton
95 Ditchling Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 4ST

Brighton
BN2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

video call and phone sessions offered where accessibility is an issue.

Availability

Tuesday to Friday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am a qualified clinical and consultant supervisor. I work with individuals, groups and organisations.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Wendy Snell MBACP Counselling & Psychotherapy, EMDR trained, Supervisor

Wendy Snell MBACP Counselling & Psychotherapy, EMDR trained, Supervisor