Wendy Snell, PGDip, MBACP

Wendy Snell, PGDip, MBACP

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Citibase Brighton
95 Ditchling Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 4ST

Brighton
BN2

07817 531 250

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Citibase Brighton
95 Ditchling Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 4ST

Brighton
BN2

07817 531 250

About me

I offer you 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 help 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 therapists 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. You can then decide whether counselling with me will be helpful for you.

The type of counselling/psychotherapy I offer is based on the person-centred approach. This means I trust that you have the capacity for healing and growth. I respect you as an individual and value your uniqueness. 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 in a broad context, however, I have worked extensively with people who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, depression and anxiety, sex and sexuality and gender 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 Supervisor - Survivors' Network
  • Clinical Supervisor - Switchboard


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
  • 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

My Current work:

  • Head of Therapeutic Services (senior practitioner, management and training facilitator) at Survivors' Network, Brighton's Rape Crisis Centre.
  • NHS specialist trauma therapist
  • Facilitator of training workshops, raising awareness of sexual violence and trauma.
  • I work in private practice in central Brighton.
  • Clinical Supervisor, private practice and the Brighton Oasis Project

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

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


I also work with:

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

Photos & videos

  • Wendy Snell MBACP
  • therapy room
  • Practice location

Fees

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

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1 4ST
Brighton, BN2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

skype and phone sessions offered where accessibility is an issue.

Availability

I have a limited amount of daytime spaces available. Evening spaces are currently fully booked: a waiting list is in operation. Please contact me for further details.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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