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About Me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working in West Sussex. I have an inclusive approach. I provide a confidential, warm, empathetic, and supportive environment to help you to safely explore past life events, current issues, life changes, your thoughts, and feelings to help you to find inner peace, healing, and growth as you develop a better understanding of yourself.

My aim is to allow the freedom for you to make decisions, break habits and change negative attitudes and behaviours in your life. 

Witnessing the difference counselling can make to peoples’ lives makes me proud to be involved in, and passionate about, my profession.

I believe in using a range of different counselling skills and therapies to meet each individual client’s needs.​

Experience

I have worked as a counsellor for Carers Support. I currently serve as a bereavement volunteer for Cruse and work as a counsellor for an independent local agency, together with running my own private practice.

 

I am employed part time as a hospital Chaplain, supporting people of all faiths and none and of all ages in the hospital environment, often at times of crisis and in life changing circumstance. 

I believe that diversity matters and whilst I am comfortable talking about all aspects of spirituality, I will only bring it into the room if you lead us there. 

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My Practice

I am available for face to face, telephone or online zoom work.

 

My counselling room is in Hassocks, Sussex, BN6 8BA.

 

I work with all adults including older and young adults from 18 years. 

I offer short or long-term one-to-one sessions. The number of sessions would be agreed by you.

My fee is £50 per hour but there are concessions available. Please email or ring to enquire if cost is an issue. 

I offer a free, no obligation, 30 minute initial session for you to meet me and to ask any questions. 

I believe everyone has the right to be truly heard, understood and valued without criticism. I offer both time and a safe space for this to take place.

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Qualifications

I have a postgraduate diploma and an MA in counselling with Merit.

I am an Association of  Christian Counsellors registered member.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for counselling and psychotherapy).

Specialisations and areas of experience
  • ​Abuse (historic)

  • Age related issues

  • Anxiety 

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Counselling in a Christian context

  • Depression and low mood

  • Exploring meaning and purpose in life

  • Health related issues

  • Older age life changes/retirement

  • PTSD

  • Personal growth and development

  • Religious and spiritual issues

  • Self harm and suicidal thoughts

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Relationship breakdown

  • Trainee counsellor sessions

  • Women's well being and life changes

What is counselling?

Not everybody knows why they want counselling at a particular time in their lives, some have reached crisis point and may be finding it difficult to function or to move forward, others may feel they have something in the past that is unresolved or relationships that require attention. Changes in our life including to our health, may leave us feeling unsettled or overwhelmed. Bereavement can shatter our foundations. We may be suffering from stress or anxiety.

Whatever the case, there are times when we feel that we could benefit from some support. Sometimes friends and family are too close to the situation. A counsellor is neutral and can give you the freedom to say what you want without fear of ridicule. Counselling provides the time and space for you to explore anything that may be troubling you within a non-judgemental, safe and confidential relationship which will enable you to find your own resources and resilience. 

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Susannah Anson counselling services