The Team

Kim Crewe | Brighton & Horsham

Kim has been qualified as a therapist since 1995 and works as a counsellor to individuals and couples.

Kim specialises in working with couple relationships, she helps to couples to improve their communication to have a healthier relationship .

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, preparation for separation or divorce and pre and post nuptial arrangements.

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In addition to working with couples to improve their relationship Kim is 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 and is also the Sussex therapist for the Divorce Support Group.

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 is a UKRCP counsellor.

Since qualifying as a counsellor for individuals Kim has done further training in working with couples at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.

Kim is also a Personal and Management Coach, working with clients who are looking for a change in career or who are developing their leadership skills. Clients include Brighton and Hove Council and other private, public and voluntary sector organisations.
Bacp and Resolution org Kim Crewe

Lorraine Gillingham | Brighton & Horsham

Lorraine is an experienced counsellor with expertise in working with both individuals and couples. She originally trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in 1997, since that time she has developed her counselling work to include other counselling models. This is often referred to as an Integrative Counselling approach: Lorraine offers a range of approaches to best suit each individual client.

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Having qualified to post-graduate level at Sussex University, Lorraine has undertaken further training as a couples counsellor at the Relate Institute; she is also a qualified clinical supervisor for couples counsellors.

Lorraine has experience of working within private practice and as a counsellor for a variety of organisations, in fields which include education and the private and public sectors. She is a registered counsellor with Employee Assistance insurance organisations including First Assist and Mind Matters.

In her 14 years of counselling experience, both in private practice and within organisations in which she has offered specialist services, Lorraine has worked with a wide range of issues, including bereavement, anxiety, physical and sexual abuse, disability, depression, phobias and relationship breakdown. She is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and is a UKRCP counsellor.

Lorraine also offers clinical supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors in her private practice and for a number of counselling organisations. She also provides regular consultancy for senior staff within educational settings.


Robert Snell | Brighton

Robert is an analytic psychotherapist – see – who works with a wide range of clients and their difficulties, both in the short and the longer term. As a former secondary school and university counsellor, he has particular experience of working with young adults. He is also available for supervision and consultancy.

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Having qualified as counsellor in 1990, he completed his training at the London Centre for Psychotherapy in 2001. Robert is a member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and the British Psychoanalytic Council. His most recent book Uncertainties, Mysteries, Doubts. Romanticism and the Analytic Attitude was published by Routledge in 2012.



Karen Bagley | Horsham and Online

Karen is a down to earth and enthusiastic Psychotherapist who is now in the final year of training to a Level 7 qualification as a Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist. She is also working towards attaining her Diploma in Counselling level 6. Karen attained the Intermediate and Advanced Counselling Skills certificate in 2014.

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Karen offers subsidised counselling for individuals whilst undertaking the final part of her training. She is able to work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, hopelessness, low self-esteem and loss of confidence to name but a few. Karen is particularly interested in and focused on trauma and abuse in childhood.
Paul Byford

Paul Byford | Horsham

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 in 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.

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Paul has a wealth of experience of psychological intervention having worked in various multi-disciplinary work settings including 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. His experience has covered various issues including but not exhaustive of anxiety, depression, stress, abuse, relationships, work, self-harm, 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.

Laura Davies

Laura Davies | Horsham

Laura has a Postgraduate Clinical Diploma in Counselling and specialises in Transactional Analysis (TA). She qualified in 2013 and undertakes regular professional development in order to keep updated with current issues and to continue her learning. She is BACP accredited and a member of UKATA & EATA.

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Laura has received specialist training in: Transactional Analysis, Group Psychotherapy, Dream Analysis, Animal Assisted Therapy, working therapeutically outdoors, LGBT, NLP, the Mind Be-friending Scheme and the Mental Health organisation.

An example of some of the issues Laura works with are abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, communication, confidence, depression, loss, miscarriage, OCD, procrastination, redundancy, relationship problems, self-harm, sexuality, stress and worry.

Laura mainly works within the TA framework but will draw upon a range of therapies to best suit you. She will listen to you with skill and empathy, remaining non-judgemental with the aim of supporting you to make the changes you want. Or if you are unsure why you feel unhappy, you will have the space to explore this and work at a pace that is right for you. She also enjoys working creatively.

Laura says she is passionate about psychotherapy and embraces TA, which is a humanistic philosophy and depicts 3 core values:

People are OK – both you and I have worth, value and dignity; essentially mutual acceptance.

Everyone has the capacity to think – it is our responsibility to decide what we want from life and live with the consequences of our actions.

People are autonomous – we decide our own destiny.

TA offers theories of personality and a wide variety of frameworks in which to understand how we are structured psychologically. TA is easily accessible and as such is used broadly, evolving outside of the therapeutic field to include use in education, management training and organisational development. It can be used in any setting to better understand individuals, relationships and communication.

Cressida Ellis

Cressida Ellis | Online

Cressida is an Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist, as well as having further trained to become an EMDR therapist. She’s worked for the last five years in an agency setting, and also sees adults and adolescents in her private practice in Hove. Whilst training she undertook a school counselling placement at a primary school in Brighton, using art and play therapy, which she also found very rewarding.

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She places great value on the healing qualities of the therapeutic relationship between herself and her clients, and sees it as a collaborative journey. Building trust and enabling clients to feel understood and in charge of decision and choice making through the process, are at the heart of how she works with her clients, in order to create a safe space and strong therapeutic relationship.

Before working in this field, she had a media career in London , so knows how it can feel to work in a pressurised and demanding work environment. Working on herself with a good therapist completely transformed her life by helping her to overcome her anxiety and grow and accept herself as a person, so she chose to train in the same type of therapy
She offers specialist experience in addictions, both substance abuse and behavioural addictions such as compulsive overeating, sex and love addiction and co-dependency, as well as helping clients with a whole range of other issues including depression and anxiety.

Her approach draws from a whole host of different therapeutic models, including humanistic, gestalt, transactional analysis and cognitive behavioural therapy, so she can tailor the therapy to meet your specific needs. She will help you to see how the past is impacting upon the present and how it affects the way you think, feel and behave, as well as exploring and overcoming anxieties about the future to ultimately empower you to find greater meaning and purpose in your life.

She feels passionately about her work as an EMDR therapist which can be used as a stand- alone therapy or as part of a wider, more long term approach, depending on the client’s needs. EMDR is an evidenced based very powerful therapy which is proven to be very effective in the treatment of all types of trauma. It can also be used to treat a whole myriad of other difficulties. such as anxiety depression, bereavement and phobias and can create massive shifts in a short space of time.

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Jill Fardell | Online

As an experienced qualified counsellor, Jill works with adults of all ages and backgrounds, who seek counselling for many different reasons. These include: anxiety, depression, stress, difficulties with relationships, low self-esteem, loss of confidence and sense of identity, trauma and abuse in childhood, grief and loss.

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She has a particular interest in working with people who have experienced trauma and loss in pregnancy and childbirth, people experiencing life transitions and people who live with long term and life limiting disorders.

Working with clients in both short and long term counselling contracts, Jill aims to provide a safe space for her clients to explore, understand and find ways of coping with what they are experiencing.

Jill is registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and works within BACP Code of Ethics.

She also practices at the Rock Clinic in Brighton, and a large hospice in West Sussex.

Sophie Fletcher | Brighton

Since qualifying as an art therapist in 1996 Sophie has worked individually with children, teenagers, and adults in a variety of settings.

She initially worked as an art therapist in an NHS adult mental health service for ten years, and for the past nine years has worked in primary and secondary education as a school counsellor, as well as in private practice.

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Sophie’s theoretical training is psychodynamic, and her professional development has incorporated further models of thinking including attachment theory and play therapy. Learning from many years of experience has taught her that the key to a positive outcome is the therapeutic relationship between the child/adult and the therapist, which develops in its own unique way through conversations, creativity, metaphor and play.

Sophie is a member of The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and she is state registered with the The Health Professionals Council (HPC).

She has an enhanced CRB check and this is renewed every three years.


Paula Saunders | Brighton

Paula is a Psychodynamic Counsellor who takes a collaborative, creative approach with clients. She was inspired to become a counsellor due to her experience of working for a number of years 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.

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Therapy is a space to look at the life events that have shaped you. Paula is like a “friendly editor”, promoting self-discovery by offering different perspectives, helping you connect your past with the present and to discover unconscious constraining patterns and beliefs. She believes being curious together about your story and harnessing your imagination and creative abilities to therapeutic effect can help you re-write the “narrative” that often defines and constrains 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 great 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 and a Certificate in CBT from WPF Therapy. She works with adult clients with variety of problems in both private practice and the charitable sector.

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Debbie believes that therapy can help you gain more insight into your situation empowering you to have greater control over your life. She 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 it may be that there are things that are 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 also has and extensive experience of working as an Occupational Therapist with people who have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury and dyspraxia. She therefore has 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.

Clinical Psychologists

Dr. Claire Hepworth | Horsham

Dr Claire Hepworth, BSc, MSc, PhD, DClinPsy, is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Trained Health psychologist and DBT Therapist with the British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, and Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical) with the Health Professions Council. Following her BSc Psychology at the University of Sheffield, MSc Health Psychology at the University of Southampton & PhD at the University of Southampton and a number of roles as an Assistant Psychologist across Dorset and Hampshire, Claire completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, working across South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

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Claire is a Senior Clinical Psychologist who has developed her experience in National Specialist and Community National Health Service Clinics working with children, adolescents and adults. Claire currently works at the National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Dialectical behaviour Therapy Service at the Maudsley Hospital where she is also the Research Lead, and is a Senior Psychologist working with adults in the Lambeth Treatment Team.

Dr Fiona Garratt | Horsham

Dr Fiona Garratt (BSC, CPsychol) is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with Children and Families. 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.

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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.