Kim Crewe | Brighton & Horsham
Kim has been qualified as a therapist since 1995 and now specialises as a relationship therapist. She works with individuals and couples who are both wanting to stay together to strengthen their relationship and those who are wanting to separate or divorce.
Kim helps couples to improve their communication to have a healthier relationship as individuals or as co-parents.
Kim is also a Family Consultant trained by Resolution (for family law) to work alongside couples who are going through separation, divorce or civil partnership dissolution.
The prime purpose of a Family Consultant working with individuals and couples is to help ease the distress and potentially the cost of separation and divorce by working with them through the process. Kim is the founder of Separation Options. Kim works with parents to help them create tailored workable parenting plan considering the needs of their children.
Kim has trained as a Financial coach with Wise Monkey Financial Coaching, she can help individuals and couples with: spending plans, understanding their emotional relationship to money, achieving their financial and life goals for the future, building a budget, prepare for separation or divorce and pre and post nuptial arrangements.
Kim has worked in a variety of settings including GP surgeries, schools and the student counselling service at the University of Sussex. She has experience of group work, and has a qualification in clinical supervision. She is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and has completed the Level 5 coaching course from the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Since qualifying as a counsellor for individuals Kim has done further training in working with couples at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
Brighton, Horsham and Online - Adults & Couples
Lorraine has been a qualified therapist since 1999, and later trained with Relate. She has expertise in working with both individuals and couples.
Lorraine Gillingham | Brighton & Horsham
Having originally trained as a Psychodynamic counsellor, since that time Lorraine has developed her counselling work to include other models, including Humanistic and Relational therapy. This is often referred to as an Integrative counselling approach, which enables her to offer a range of different therapeutic approaches to best suit each individual client.
Having qualified at Sussex University with a Postgraduate Degree in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Lorraine has undertaken further trainings including her couple therapist qualification with the Relate Institute, and is qualified as a clinical supervisor.
Lorraine has experience of working within private practice and within a variety of organisations, in fields which include, special education, specialist parental counselling services, schools, and women’s services within both charitable organisations and the public sector.
In 25 years of counselling experience, she has specialised in supporting clients with a wide range of issues, including bereavement, anxiety, physical and sexual abuse, disability, depression, phobias, cyclical thinking, past trauma and relationship breakdown.
She is an BACP Accredited and Registered Therapist with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Lorraine also offers clinical supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors. She provides regular consultancy for senior staff within commercial organisations and educational settings.
Paul Byford | Horsham
These include NHS IAPT services (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), Alcohol and Drug misuse services, renowned private residential rehabs and prison. He has also had a successful private practice in Harley Street and in the Home Counties and now works from Guildford and Godalming in Surrey and Horsham in West Sussex. Paul can also offer remote therapy by phone, Skype, Zoom and other Video conference apps.
His experience has covered various issues including but not exhaustive of anxiety, depression, stress, abuse, relationships, work, self-harm, OCD, and alcohol and drug problems. Addiction, gambling, sex, eating disorders, porn and the internet.
Paul will use various contemporary research and evidence based therapeutic models including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy) and Humanistic Person-Centred Therapy to help facilitate change and help people with various issues to live more balanced lives.
Paul is a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist who draws on his experience and knowledge to provide therapy in a safe, supportive and confidential manner. Paul believes the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client to be key, built on trust so that a shared open alliance can form.
Carl Rogers (Psychologist 1902-1987) was one of the founders of the client centred approach which came away from the thinking that the Therapist was the expert.
“This process of the good life is not; I am convinced a life for the fainthearted. It involves the stretching and growing of becoming more of one’s potentialities. It involves launching oneself fully into the stream of life” (Rogers 1961)
Mental health impacts on one in four people in the UK during the course of their lives and a therapeutic intervention can be very beneficial to those who suffer from depression, anxiety, bereavement, PTSD, OCD, alcohol and drug misuse, addiction, low self-esteem, panic attacks/phobias, stress and health anxiety.
Training, qualifications and experience:
- BSc (Hons) Addiction Counselling awarded by the University of Bath
- BACP member (accredited)
- BABCP member
- BPS approved certificate in clinical supervision
Sally Brooker | Horsham
She has over 10 years of experience as a Psychodynamic Therapist working within a variety of settings including her private practice, inpatient and outpatient services, education and community-based charities.
Offering both brief (6-12 sessions) and long term therapy (open ended), Sally’s approach is sensitive to each individual’s needs and circumstances. Working empathically, she is able to provide a space and relationship that enables her clients to gain support, understanding and insight. Sally works with a varied and diverse range of client issues, she also has specialist experience working with young adults with eating disorders.
Training, qualifications and experience:
- Registered Member BACP
Iva Coombs | Horsham
Iva (pronounced Eva) believes that any kind of therapy is difficult, but when it comes to emotional issues; not only are there lots of options but the selection process becomes more complex because we are in a place in which we feel vulnerable, anxious, and maybe even confused. Emotional turmoil can be brought on by a current crisis, persistent long-term problems, depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships or other emotional problems. For our own protection, we often bury or deny what it is we are feeling, these suppressed emotions then form the blocks or filters through which we live our lives and limit our true potential.
The type of counselling and psychotherapy that Iva offers her clients helps to heal emotional pain, bringing a sense of liberation and personal growth bringing clients a greater understanding of who they are. Iva offers a safe, supportive, and confidential space, where you can feel heard and understood. Time will be dedicated to your thoughts and feelings during your sessions, where you can work at your own pace to find solutions and peace through your challenging and distressing time. We will work through them together, reinforcing your inner strength and resources to alleviate anxiety, depression, and feelings of being overwhelmed, whilst improving your self-esteem and achieving personal growth.
Iva has extensive experience working with individual clients, couples and young people. She uses various compelling models to suit clients’ needs including creative arts.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and a constant struggle. Counselling gives you the space and opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings. Iva offers a calm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to make sense of the problems you may be facing. She aims to help you find ways of coping better with the present, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself, increasing your self-esteem and confidence, thus allowing you to move forward to a more fulfilled way of living.
Harry Cooper | Brighton
Harry is a Group Analyst and individual psychotherapist. He sees people for 1:1 psychotherapy and runs a low fee, twice weekly psychotherapy group at The Crescent Practice. He has full clinical membership of UKCP. He trained at the Institute of Group Analysis, where he maintains membership; alongside membership of the Group Analytic Society International.
Harry believes through our early experiences, in our families and the societies in which we are raised, we develop conscious and unconscious relational patterns. These patterns of relationship that we experience influence how we see the world and interact with it; at times these patterns prevent us from thriving and living life in the way we may wish.
Harry offers a confidential space to discuss the things that are on your mind. The sessions have no set agenda and we can think together about the, experiences, thoughts, and feelings that you bring; and the experience of the therapy and of me. This can lead to a deeper understanding of the challenges that affect you and offer different ways of being.
Harry understands that everyone experiences difficulties in different ways and has worked effectively with patients struggling with issues related to; anxiety, depression, addiction, difficult thoughts, identity issues, issues with relationships and managing emotions. The struggles that people come with are often been ones that they have been struggling with for some time and the treatment he offers can take time to see results.
Harry has an extensive background working with traumatised adolescents in Therapeutic Community Children’s Homes and education settings. Harry also works in the NHS as a group and individual psychotherapist; he currently works in a service that supports patients who have experienced complex relational trauma and struggle with managing their emotions and relationships. He has an interest in issues related to climate and social justice.
Harry is passionate about access to psychotherapy and offers some low fee places.
Lisa Dando | Brighton
She offers short and long term therapy to individuals. Lisa is a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means she works within the BACP’s Ethical Framework. Lisa also holds professional insurance.
The therapeutic relationship Lisa offers allows you the time and space to explore some of the things that are causing you distress and/or anxiety. She can help you to explore your past and how it may help you to understand your current situation. ‘The talking cure’ gives you the opportunity to explore the way you are feeling and gain a more empowered sense of self.
Lisa works within a safe and confidential setting, adhering to a professional framework and using her experience as a trained psychodynamic psychotherapist. Lisa has a background in psychology and in mental health, working in the fields of trauma and mental health support alongside working as a psychotherapist. Lisa works in private practice and has worked in a school and university setting. Lisa also manages a range of practitioners working with women with vulnerabilities.
In addition, Lisa practices as a Supervisor, supervising trainees and fully trained therapists and counsellors and works with those trained in a psychodynamic and/or an integrative approach. Lisa works with counsellors based in the voluntary sector, charities, student counselling services and in private practice.
Lisa offers Supervision for organisations and employees in need of Clinical Supervision. She has long term experience of the charitable sector in positions of leadership and management. Lisa offers support for work related stress and other workplace related issues and on-going support and supervision for staff across all organisational levels, including managers, chief executives as well as self-employed people.
Jill Fardell | Online
Life is a process of continuing changes which, whether planned or unplanned, require us to move on (or transition) from what we knew and felt comfortable with, into the unknown, which can feel stressful, confusing and sometimes impossible.
Key transitions in life include:
- Ageing including key birthdays – 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th etc, all of which can affect the way we see ourselves socially, physically, biologically
- Break ups or changes in a relationship
- Becoming a parent
- Redundancy or retirement
- Death of someone significant in our life
- Coming to terms with a life-changing or life-limiting condition either in ourselves or a loved one.
These are just some examples of transitional situations where we can feel stuck and wish we had someone to talk to.
Working with a counsellor can enable you to reflect on your thoughts, fears and emotions, knowing that neither you, nor anything you discuss in the sessions will be judged or revealed. It is different from talking to a friend or relative who knows you because you may not want to share with them your innermost feelings, such as shame, guilt or regret.
Finding the right counsellor is important, because it’s the relationship between you and your counsellor that really makes the process work.
Counselling sessions provide a place to just ‘be’ for 50 minutes each week where you can reflect on what is happening in your life, the feelings you may have experienced which, in turn, may have been affecting how you see yourself and others and how you react and respond in different situations. This can be enlightening and liberating in itself, enabling you to work towards a deeper understanding of yourself and a different, more fulfilling life.
Working exclusively online, Jill provides short-term and open-ended therapy to clients in the UK and abroad. The advantage of online counselling is that clients can access counselling from anywhere without missing their sessions. Jill uses an approved telemedicine platform, Doxy.me, which is simple to use, reliable and very secure.
In an initial, 20 minute, no-cost session, you can discuss with Jill what is bringing you to therapy, how she works and decide whether you both think you can work together. There is no obligation for you to proceed after this meeting.
As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), Jill practices in line with BACP Ethical Guidelines. She has regular supervision and maintains and develops her knowledge and skills through Continuing Professional Development.
Mary Flack | Horsham
Mary strongly believes in the power we all have within ourselves to change and make a difference in our lives. As your therapist Mary aims to facilitate and encourage you to trust yourself, make your own choices and find your own answers.
Mary works with adults and youths aged 11+ with issues including anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders and a loss of direction. Mary has worked for the NHS Youth Counselling Service (NHS Mindsight Surrey CAMHS Service) and has also worked as a counsellor in a Place2Be Primary School in London.
Mary’s approach is person-centred, focussing on you and what you wish to gain from therapy. Together she will explore with you the difficulties you are experiencing, helping you to gain a better understanding of them and enabling you to find ways to cope better with your personal situation.
An initial 20-minute consultation is available to find out more about the way Mary works and she welcomes any questions you may have.
As an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), Mary adheres to their code of ethics. She holds a DBS certificate and is fully insured.
Training, qualifications and experience:
- FdSc Degree in Humanistic Counselling – Greenwich University
- BACP member (accredited)
- Counselling Skills Levels 1, 2, and 3, Guildford College
Sophie Fletcher | Brighton
Sophie’s work as a Family Consultant aims to strengthen the co-parenting and family relationships by helping parents develop better communication and patterns of relating. In Sophie’s post separation and divorce work this can help to reduce the inevitable stresses and strains on two parent households and minimise any negative impact on family members. Sophie’s extensive experience and knowledge gained from working with children and teenagers informs her work as a Family Consultant.
Sophie has worked as an Art Psychotherapist and counsellor for over twenty-five years with adults, children, couples, and separated couples. She has worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, primary and secondary education, and in private practice.
Learning from experience has taught Sophie that a positive outcome of therapy is determined by the quality of the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. This develops in its own unique way through conversations, creativity, metaphor and at times humour.
Sophie qualified on a post graduate Art Psychotherapy training in 1996 at Goldsmiths University, London. Alongside working as an art psychotherapist and counsellor, Sophie’s professional development has incorporated further models of training and studying including;
- Family Consultant Training with Sussex Family Solutions.
- Tavistock Relations – developing skills in couple work.
- EFT couple therapy – Externship and Core Skills trainings.
- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy – Level 1.
- Dyadic Art Psychotherapy – Level 1.
- The institute of Group Analysis (IGA) introductory course.
Sophie has given talks and trainings days to counsellors, psychotherapists and teachers on art psychotherapy and metaphor, and to family lawyers on working therapeutically with families effected by divorce and separation.
Sophie’s professional memberships include HCPC (The Health and Care Professions Council) and ICEFT (The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy). Sophie is an affiliate member of Resolution. She is committed to their code of practice, promoting a constructive approach to family issues that consider the needs of the whole family.
Becky Francis | Horsham
She continues to work towards her Level 7 CTA Qualification, attends regular professional development training and development and holds a Clinical Diploma in TA Practice. Becky is experienced at working with adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, worry, abuse, low self-esteem, identity, trauma and addition.
TA is a talking therapy that works towards change and growth. Becky aims to provide a safe and confidential space to develop the therapeutic relationship, working with the client to look at behaviour, thoughts and feelings that are current and/or affected by the past.
Becky is a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adheres to the BACP Ethical Framework and is also a member of UKATA and ITAA.
Dr Fiona Garratt | Horsham
Fiona’s main model of working is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but she also draws on both family therapy and psychotherapy models. She works with children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with: phobias; anxieties; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); emotional and mood difficulties; sleep difficulties. She also works with parents and families on: behaviour management; parent-child relationship difficulties; relationships within foster and adoptive families. She can offer advice and consultation to parents, teachers and other professionals as well as ongoing therapeutic work with children and/or their parents.
Fiona is registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist and is a member of the British Psychological Society. Since qualifying in 2002 she has spent time working in the NHS within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and within Social Care, specifically with looked after children and their foster carers. She has also lived and worked voluntarily abroad mainly with young people struggling with the complexity of living cross-culturally.
Elizabeth Kean | Horsham
Elizabeth offers a non-judgemental and warm space, where her clients’ unique experiences and learnt patterns in life can be compassionately reflected upon, helping individuals to understand their inner and outer worlds more clearly. Elizabeth has experience of working with people with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, life transitions (including childbirth and parenting stages), family relationships, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, OCD, grief and loss.
Elizabeth believes that the counselling relationship is a secure and supportive base from which clients can discover their inner resources to find their way through difficult times in life towards self-understanding and potential changes. Her relational approach to counselling draws upon theories including transactional analysis, attachment theory and psychodynamic understandings, which place emphasis on how past relationships and experiences can impact our present feelings of well-being and ability to cope with life’s challenges.
Prior to qualifying as an integrative counsellor, Elizabeth studied psychology at university and later qualified with a BA (Hons) in Education and has worked as a teacher for over 15 years within mainstream and special educational settings.
These experiences inspired Elizabeth to work more closely within the areas of mental health and well-being, and further led her to undertaking a five-year training to achieve a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Integrative Counselling (CPCAB and BACP accredited).
In addition to Elizabeth’s role as a counsellor, she also has experience of providing professional support within counselling organisations, including a young persons and children’s counselling service.
Elizabeth is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has enhanced DBS status. She works face to face in Horsham, as well as offering online and telephone appointments. Elizabeth is able to offer long-term and short-term counselling and also provides a number of low-cost appointments.
Jackie Mardle | Horsham
Jackie has been working with couples since 2005 when she trained with Relate. In 2013, she qualified as a psychotherapeutic counsellor.
Jackie has worked extensively with couples and individuals within the NHS and privately over a number of years, she now practices independently. She is a supervisor and trainer with Tavistock Relationships and supervises in both private practice and for the NHS. Jackie is an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). She is also an accredited Couple Therapy for Depression Practitioner and supervisor.
Caroline Mendis | Horsham
Caroline also completed a further 2 years Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training and went on to train in Mindfulness, both for adults and children and young people.
Caroline is a warm, compassionate and experienced counsellor and therapist, with a caring and flexible approach, who can create a safe and trusting space for you to talk in confidence about issues or problems that might be affecting you.
As Caroline is trained and experienced in a variety of approaches, she is able to tailor her approach to your individual needs. Caroline has over 20 years’ experience of working with a wide range of difficulties with both adults and children and young people. As a registered member of the BACP Caroline is committed to work within their ethical guidelines.
Alongside her private practice Caroline has also worked for over 12 years as a Therapeutic Services Manager for a well-respected Sussex wide charitable organisation that specialises in offering counselling in schools; hence has a wealth of experience of working with children, adolescents and young people.
Training, qualifications and experience:
- BSc Hons
- BACP Registered member
- Dip Couns
Fay Revell | Horsham
Fay has a BSc Hons degree in Person Centred counselling and Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People. Fay is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and holds a current DBS.
She understands how hard life can be as a teenager today navigating school life, friendships, social media and family life. Fay worked through the pandemic providing support to local students online so is very aware of the impact that lockdowns, restrictions on freedom and uncertainty about the future have had on Young People.
Fay has helped many young people with a range of issues and difficulties including anxiety, depression, low mood, bereavement, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and relationships, both within and outside the family.
In addition to providing talking therapy Fay often works creatively with her clients, using art and writing therapy to provide them with another way to express how they are feeling and explore things that can often be difficult to talk about.
As well as working in private practice Fay works in a secondary school as a school counsellor working with high-risk vulnerable young people, working alongside outside agencies such as CAMHS, social services and other local support agencies.
Paula Saunders | Brighton
She takes a collaborative, creative approach with clients. She was inspired to become a Counsellor due to her experience of volunteering for charities including The Samaritans, Cruse Bereavement Care and Childline and her belief in and experience of the therapeutic benefits of a safe, confidential space to explore how we are feeling through a trusting, supportive relationship.
A Psychodynamic approach focusses on supporting you to gain insight into your life and current difficulties by identifying and evaluating patterns in your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. The unconscious can hold onto painful feelings and memories, which may be difficult for the conscious mind to process. Exploring early memories and experiences and becoming aware of recurring patterns can allow you to develop a better understanding of the defence mechanisms that can develop to cope with difficult aspects of the past. Paula also integrates other behavioural approaches where applicable, such a CBT techniques, to identify and help change negative thoughts and behaviours. This combination can help build self-awareness, improve coping skills and support long term change.
Therapy is a space to look at the life events that have shaped you. As you share your story, Paula is like a “friendly editor”, promoting self-discovery. She believes being curious together about your story and harnessing your imagination and creative abilities to therapeutic effect can help you re-write the fixed “narrative” that sometimes constrain us.
Paula will work with you to find a balance between supporting and encouraging you to challenge yourself through this time of change, working in a way that allows both for exploring vulnerabilities but is also strength enhancing. Just when we feel at our most broken there can be opportunities for transformation and recovery of aliveness, satisfaction and joy.
Debbie Singleton | Horsham
Debbie is a qualified psychotherapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, a Certificate in CBT from WPF Therapy and an ADHD Clinical Services Provider Certificate.
Debbie believes that therapy can help you gain more insight into your situation empowering you to have greater control over your life. Each stage of life brings its own challenges. Debbie offers a non-judgemental, confidential environment where you can explore with her the issues that you are struggling with. This may be due to a life changing event such as redundancy, relationship breakdown, health issues, or bereavement. It may be that there are things causing you stress or preventing you from enjoying life to the full, such as lack of confidence, anxiety, feelings of rejection or something that has happened to you in the past.
Debbie has also had extensive experience of working as an Occupational Therapist with people who have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury and dyspraxia. She therefore has an understanding of the impact of brain injury and disability on both the individual and their family. In this context she also has experience of working with people who are undergoing the litigation process for personal injury claims.
Claire Tobin | Horsham and Online
Claire is an experienced qualified counsellor with a warm, welcoming, open-minded and empathetic style who draws on life experience in her work with individuals.
As well as her private practice Claire spent eight years working for the NHS in a General Practice setting, counselling in secondary school, and in a community interest group offering affordable counselling to adults and young people in the local area.
It is important to Claire that you feel comfortable and safe in your dealings with her where you can openly and confidentially discuss your feelings, thoughts and/or fears in a secure environment.
Claire will work with clients to understand situations, concerns, feelings or thoughts that may be troubling them with a view to making changes or decisions and gain a better understanding of themselves.
She holds an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Integrative counselling uses techniques from different types of therapy with a view to achieving a therapeutic approach tailored to each client.
Claire is registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and works within the BACP Code of Ethics and holds a DBS certificate.
Katie Worrallo | Horsham
The events and circumstances of our lives can often be incredibly challenging. Katie is committed to supporting individuals finding some understanding of their past, dealing with their current feelings and emotions, as well as discovering hope for the future.
As an integrative Counsellor, Katie uses a variety of different ways of working to meet individual needs including:
- Person-centred – working collaboratively with individuals enabling them to make the best decisions for themselves.
- Psychodynamic – exploring how buried thoughts, feelings and experiences affect everyday life.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – helping people manage problems by changing how they think and behave.
- Solution-focused – supporting individuals working towards their own solutions to specific problems.
Katie can also work with creative tools and materials, and for clients who find it beneficial she is happy to explore spirituality and faith.
Katie works in a short-term or open-ended way, which means that the number of sessions can be limited or open-ended. As well as working in private practice Katie also works as a counsellor for a local charity and with children and young people in a local school.
Katie has previously worked as a primary school teacher having gained a PGCE and a BA (Hons) in Informal Education. She is also a qualified Youth and Community Worker and a mother of three young adults.
Katie is fully insured and has an enhanced DBS. Her work is overseen by a fully qualified and registered supervisor.