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About me

You can live an addiction, anxiety, depression etc. free life. You can live without having to hide a part of you from people all the time. You can have meaningful friendships. You can make the change that you need in order to be more confident and happy. You can learn to love yourself instead of living in shame all the time. You are not your childhood, nor your actions. You are worthy of love! I feel passionate about facilitating people to reach their potential and find their inner truth.

About the therapy:

First I will invite you for a 50 minutes consultation, where we can find out if we are the perfect match or not. If we decide that we want to work together, we will be meeting at least once a week: it can be online,  in a nice and cosy therapy room or it can be outdoor if that is what you prefer. Having worked as a counsellor, I have noticed the limitations that talking therapy has to offer and this is why I have developed my own style of working with people and with their inner child. I focus on the body, mind, and spirit as a whole to enable people to find their truth and power.

The sessions are private and confidential. We will discuss what you would like to change in your life (sometimes this is the hardest bit) and then with your power and dedication and with my expertise you will achieve it. Simple, isn't it?

My main priority is to maintain an ethical practice, to keep a non- judgemental attitude towards my clients as well as to expand my learning. If you would like to find out more about how I can help, please get in touch and I will be happy to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
  • BSc in Economics and Tourism
  • Member of the National Counselling Society and BACP

My Counselling Experience:

I have been working as as addiction counsellor and mindfulness therapist for the Recovery Lighthouse in Worthing. I have worked for YMCA (with young adults and teenagers) and for Change, Grow, Live ( formerly CRI, working with people with substance misuse).

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • £55 per session


Monday 2pm-7pm

Tuesday 2pm-8pm

Thursday 2pm-8pm

Friday 2pm-6pm

Saturday 8am-1pm

Further information

About me:

In addition to counselling, I'm a wife, a mum, a stepmom, a sister, a friend - amongst other things. I have been fascinated about the human mind all my life and after discovering a book by Eric Berne I became determined to use Transactional Analysis method in order to help others.

After years of learning about others, about myself and about the colourful dynamics between people I started working as a counsellor at Change Grow Live. Here I had the pleasure of deepening my knowledge further on addiction. I am greatly thankful to my clients who shared their life journeys with me, who taught me what it was really like to suffer from addiction and the constant self-hatred that goes with it most cases. At the same time working for CGL, I had a counsellor job with the YMCA, where I worked with troubled teenagers. Here I learned a lot about the bullying that goes on in schools, the danger in the use of social media and I began educating families on how to keep their beloved teenagers safe and happy.

69 Church Road
East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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Zsuzsanna Purnell Dip. Con. BSc.

Zsuzsanna Purnell Dip. Con. BSc.