Kim Crewe | Brighton & Horsham
Kim has been qualified as a therapist since 1995 and works as a counsellor to individuals and couples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.robertsnellpsychotherapy.uk – 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.
Karen Bagley | Horsham
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.
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.
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 | 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.
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 | Brighton
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.
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.
For further information, visit her website cjecounsellingandtherapy.com
Jill Fardell | Brighton
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.
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.
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.
William Low | Horsham
William’s career for several years was in the travel industry, latterly as an Area Manager. His final corporate role was as an HR & Training Manager for a subsidiary of a FTSE100 company.
He changed career in 1999 to retrain as a counsellor and qualified with a Diploma in counselling in 2001. He has worked in various settings since then.
He returned to counselling this year to work with clients at the Crescent practice. He is an individual member of the BACP and as such works to their Ethical Framework. He is currently studying for an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute.
Christina Morris | Brighton
Since qualifying in 2007 Christina has gained extensive experience working with children, young people and adults. She worked for two years for a counselling service in a local university and then worked as a counsellor for an organisation who provided counselling in primary and secondary schools. Christina also worked in private practice with adult clients during this time.
Christina believes that counselling is a journey of exploration; working through thoughts and feelings to help people understand unconscious processes. She feels it is important to ensure she provides a containing therapeutic relationship so she will use a variety of skills to suit the needs of her clients. This may be through play and art with children or dream work and creative thinking with adults to work towards achieving emotional and psychological wellbeing. Christina is accredited by and works to the ethical framework of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists to ensure a safe confidential space of work.
Julia Normington | Horsham
Julia is a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and works with adults of all ages, including individuals and couples. She offers a non-judgmental and empathic therapeutic space where current difficulties, stressful, anxious or confused feelings in relationships, at home or at work and priorities in your life can be talked about.
Julia works collaboratively with individuals and couples and this might mean longer term work that is open-ended and exploratory or shorter-term work on a specific issue.
Julia is registered with the BACP and adheres to the BACP Code of Ethics.
Sheila Perkins | Horsham
Sheila works using a range of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Person Centred Therapy; Brief Solution Focussed Therapy and integrate the approaches to suit the needs of the individual.
She has over ten years experience of working in the NHS with both adults and secondary school aged children, who present with a variety of issues including people with generalized anxiety and sleep difficulties.
Sheila is registered and accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.