Wendy Snell

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MBACP Psychotherapeutic Counselling EMDR trained, Supervisor
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Brighton BN2 & Lewes BN8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer sessions remotely via Zoom and in person.

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 15 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 lecturer.

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 the challenges you face, explore thoughts and feelings, find ways to cope and can begin to think about a way forward. 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. I offer a lower-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 also offer EMDR for experiences of trauma. You can find out more about this on my website.

I am committed to anti-oppressive practice. I apply a social justice lens to a trauma-informed way of working. This means I offer an affirming space to explore what is happening for you at your own pace, whilst holding in awareness the wider systemic and societal factors which impact the level of distress felt by individuals and communities.

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

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience:

I have 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
  • Lecturer - University of Chichester

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 - Brighton Housing Trust
  • Clinical Supervisor - Counsellors in private practice
  • Clinical Supervisor - The Hummingbird Refugee Project
  • Clinical Supervisor - PARCS Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service
  • Clinical Supervisor - Veritas Stalking Service
  • Clinical Supervisor - Across Rainbows
  • Clinical Supervisor - The HepC Trust

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:

  • Anti-oppressive practice
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Chronic illness
  • Gender identity affirmation
  • LGBQT affirmative
  • Relationship diversity
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Depression
  • 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

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with:

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

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£65.00 - £75.00

Additional information

  • £30 for a 30 minute initial consultation
  • £65-£75 per session thereafter
  • EMDR sessions £65-£75 
  • clinical supervision (for counsellors) £65-130 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer online sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

I offer in-person sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Further information

I work both online and in person. Currently I offer in person sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Lewes, East Sussex, BN8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My therapy room is accessed by two flights of stairs. Video call and phone sessions are offered where accessibility is an issue.

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In person

I am a qualified clinical and consultant supervisor.

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Wendy Snell
Wendy Snell