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Find a Therapist

Here you will be able to view the profiles of Hove Counselling and Psychotherapy's registered members. We appreciate it can be a bit daunting starting the process of finding the right therapist for you. That's why we have listed lots of helpful information about our practitioners, to support your search.


All of our Therapists and Counsellors are qualified and insured, which have been verified at the time of their registration.


Each therapist has a contact link on their profile, so that you can make direct contact with them.


Please make contact with the therapists directly through their contact link and not via Hove Counselling and Psychotherapy's contact form and phone number. All of our practitioners work independently and are solely responsible for their own practice and appointments.
 

Helen Pearce

Psychotherapist. PGDip Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling MBACP (Accred)

Helen Pearce

I’m a BACP accredited psychotherapist who offers both open-ended and time-limited Psychodynamic therapy, either in person (from my therapy room in Hove) or by phone/video anywhere in the UK. 

I help people work through complex thoughts and feelings, such as guilt, shame, anger and anxiety. Together we will safely explore how past experiences might be impacting you in the here and now.

 

Our sessions will help you develop deeper awareness and a greater understanding of unconscious processes, which in turn can lead to improved relationships, with yourself and others; healthier boundaries, in your personal and working life; increased self esteem and well-being. 

Venetia Elphick

Integrative Therapist

MBACP

Venetia Elphick.

Hello, I'm an integrative therapist with a background as an NHS counsellor in GP practices and in private practice. 

 

My specialised areas are in addiction, trauma and sexuality, where I have extensive experience in supporting my clients to help them with their pain in order to achieve their goals.

Sarah Murphy

Qualified Person-Centred Counsellor

MBACP | FdSc

Owner of Hove Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Hello, I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, working with adults on a 1:1 basis.

My expertise comes from over 10 years of supporting clients who struggle with anxiety, intrusive, negative thoughts, and helping people to manage physical sensations

 

My experience of supporting individuals in mental health and counselling settings is that talking therapy, being heard, affirmed and validated, along with equipping yourself with practical tools can help you to feel more in control and less consumed by anxiety.

I offer a warm, gentle and collaborative approach. 

Alison Thorpe

 Qualified person-centred counsellor & focusing practitioner

MNCS (Accred)

Alison Thorpe

Hello and welcome. I'm a warm and approachable counsellor, offering 1:1 sessions in person and online or over the phone.

 

Maybe you're feeling stuck, or unfulfilled, scared with all that's going on in the world, or feel low or hopeless. Perhaps you feel alone or struggle with worries.

Maybe you can't speak about what's happened to you, or how you feel about yourself, for fear it is too much or too heavy or too unacceptable for someone to hear. Or you feel people won't accept you if you share how things really are?

Jessica Valentine

Chartered Counselling Psychologist

BA MA Ed.S. CPsychol AFBPsS DCP

GMC: PYL27809

Jessica Valentine

Get support for anxiety, trauma, ADHD, PTSD, bullying, divorce and school-related difficulties. Learn to manage stress, anxiety, and anger in a healthy way. 

Offering private ADHD assessments and Medico-legal reports face-to-face and online.  

Tina Tomkova

Humanistic Integrative Counsellor/psychotherapist

Tina Tomkova

Hi, I am experienced Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, I believe, that we all have within us
the ability to heal ourselves and it is my goal as a therapist to help facilitate your own
healing process, and to provide you with tools you can use in daily life to continue that
journey.

 

My endeavour is to foster your emotional health, promote self-awareness, enhance your confidence, and invite to your life more harmony and balance.


I warmly welcome a wide range of clients. As each person is different, with a unique
perspective on life, my practice is constantly evolving, working collaboratively, in co-creative
therapeutic relationship, with a strong focus on trust, respect and compassion.

Sandrine Burch

 Clinical Hypnotherapist (GHR reg, CNHC reg)

Sandrine

Hello, I am Sandrine. I use cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) and favour evidence-based techniques: simply because their efficacy has been demonstrated.

 

My approach to treatment is on symptom itself: not on the past (I do not do regression for ethical reasons) but focusing on the ‘now’. Hypnosis is a passion and I feel privileged to share this great positive therapeutic tool with others.

Lisa-Jayne Sullivan

 Therapist

DSFH, AfSFH NCH (reg)

Lisa-Jayne Sullivan

Hello, 

I'm Lisa- Jayne, Therapist for The Youth Fairy. I am a Solution-Focused practitioner, dedicated to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and teenagers, suffering from:

- Anxiety

- Stress

- Anger

- Emotional regulation

- Low confidence.

- Fears and phobias

Sarah Noble-Jones

Person-Centred Counsellor MBACP (Accred)

Sarah Noble-Jones

Hello I’m Sarah, a BACP accredited and registered person-centred counsellor with over 20 years’ experience working with adults of all ages.

 

Life can sometimes feel overwhelming: grief, anxiety, lack of self-esteem, life changes – are you struggling with issues and difficult feelings that are hard to manage alone, perhaps even more in this current climate?

 

I’m an approachable and welcoming individual, who works holistically, listening carefully to your whole experience and your unique needs to determine how we work together

 

It's important to find someone who feels like a good fit and I offer a reduced fee (£15) for a full initial appointment so that you can see how I work and whether you like the idea of us working together.

Cathy Warren

Counsellor/Therapist/Coach

MSc, MBACP (Accred)

PG Dip Psychosynthesis Counselling

Cathy Warren

Hello, I'm Cathy. In my one to one work I help adults to find their own way through times of difficulty and crisis, and in the process, to learn and grow from their experience.

 

I have often found that depression, anxiety and other painful feelings, if listened to and processed, can herald the start of a new and fruitful life stage.

Pascale Palazzo

Integrative Therapist, Eating Disorder Specialist and Clinical Supervisor

MBACP (Accred)

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Hello, I'm Pascale, an integrative therapist and clinical supervisor specialising in eating disorders and disordered eating.

I'm warm and validating and offer a safe, collaborative and non-judgmental space where I aim to support you in working on your relationship with food and with yourself, improving your body image and self-esteem, and moving past your symptoms towards psychological and physical well-being.

Caspar Murphy

Psychotherapist | Supervisor

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy; MA Psychotherapy; PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling

UKCP MBACP (Accred)

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I help adults, through 1:1 or couple therapy, to make transformational change, through addressing painful blocks or barriers, in order for you to become more confident and less anxious, depressed or worried in your life.

Lucy Turvil

Psychodynamic counsellor

PGDip MBACP (Accred)

Lucy Turvil

Taking the first step to talk to someone can be difficult. You may know how you feel but
sometimes feelings can be difficult to identify.


As a psychodynamic counsellor, I think a better appreciation of your early life experiences,
can lead to a new perspective on your feelings now. I can help you make sense of these
experiences by understanding their meaning for you and explore ways in which you can help
yourself and develop personally.

 
I work in comfortable rooms on Portland Road. The rooms are easy to reach by bus or car
and there is on-street pay and display parking in the surrounding area.
 
I work with people on both a short and long-term basis. I'm BACP registered.


I mainly work face to face (supported with online sessions).

Sue John

MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counselling

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Hello, I'm Sue and I offer person-centred counselling which means we will work together to get to the root what’s troubling you and to identify what will help you heal and grow.

I work with adults on a one-to-one basis and the first 40 minute consultation is free to allow you to see if I am the right person for you.

I have long-term experience in grief and loss. Other issues I work with include anxiety, depression, family dynamics, bullying and abuse, betrayals and work-related stress.

Alex Ball

Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

MBACP

Alex Ball

I am a relational and approachable therapist working with adults and adolescents. I work with a broad range of presenting issues and work with people from different stages of life. I work with a collaborative and conversational approach and I hope our sessions will feel like teamwork, spending time hearing your difficulties and finding ways forward. I have a 15-year background in charitable work, including working in community settings, healthcare, and in schools and colleges.

Georgie Sullivan

Qualified Life, Wellbeing & Mental Health Coach

Georgina Sullivan

Hello! My name is Georgie.

 

As with sport, if you have a coach you are more likely to get better at it, or reach your goals.  Same thing applies to life. I am enthusiastic and passionate about helping people live their best, most fulfilled, healthiest and happiest life. 

I am the Founder of Wellbeing Minds and work with both adults and adolescents. My clients have included sports professionals, company CEOs, those in recovery, people with relationship issues, suffering with anxiety, depression or simply wanting to improve their wellbeing.

 

I offer a free online consultation.  Please do get in touch.

Renata Andrzejewska (She/Her)

Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (MBACP)

Renata

You may be reading this feeling overwhelmed, misunderstood and alone as you struggle to
make sense of something which has happened in your life. We will work together at your
pace, to understand your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Zoe Gadhavi

MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counselling

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Hello, I'm Zoe and I'm a qualified person-centred therapist specialising in child and adolescent mental health and well-being.

I have extensive experience working with children and young people – using creative techniques allows me to gain insight into the child's world and identify areas they need support with when verbal communication is difficult.

I believe good therapy can bring about a fuller understanding of self, no matter how old we are and ultimately towards transformation, should this be the wish - moving away from what was and towards what we would like it to be.

Sam Ritson

 Integrative Psychotherapist

 MBACP 

Sam Ritson

Hello, I am empathic, attentive and curious about you and what brings you to therapy.

I offer you the opportunity to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential setting, either in person in Hove or online.

As a qualified Integrative psychotherapist, I offer long and short term psychotherapy to adults on a 1:1 basis. I have additional qualifications in using the Arts in the therapeutic space, if this is something you would like to engage with.

Ian Caley; Addiction Specific Therapist

MSc Addiction Psychology & Counselling; MBACP; Addiction Professionals Advanced Practitioner

Ian Caley

Hi, my name is Ian, and If you are struggling with how much you are drinking and using, if it’s beginning to affect your self-esteem and relationships, I am here to help you.

 

I qualified as a therapist with a specialism in addiction because I was there myself. I am an integrative therapist and use a number of evidence-based methods to help you through change on your way to feeling less anxious and more in control. I work with adults and young people 1:1 in person or remotely.

Andrew Watson

Counsellor

BA (hons), FdSc, MBACP

Andrew Watson

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor offering 1:1 counselling, and I use a number of different approaches in helping a client with anxiety, depression, addiction.

 

I appreciate that the emotional requirements vary dramatically from one client to the next, so aim to help equip the client with practical techniques to allow them to make their daily lives more manageable.

Michelle Epstein

UKCP accredited & BACP registered

Psychotherapist; Couples Counsellor; Clinical Supervisor

Michelle Epstein

Hi, I’m Michelle and I am an experienced and highly qualified Integrative Psychotherapist offering both individual sessions and couples counselling. I also offer clinical supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists, and other health professionals. 

 

I offer a safe space to explore what is going on for you, to help you make sense of your life and your experiences, to find a way forward.

Dr Sarah Pratap

Clinical Psychologist

DClinPsych, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Sarah Pratap

Hello, I'm Sarah. I am a qualified clinical psychologist with over 20 years' experience in working with adults with a range of difficulties including trauma, abuse, difficulties in relationships, self-harm, personality disorders, depression and anxiety.

Claudine Hull

Integrative Humanistic Counsellor

MBACP (Accred)

Claudine Hull

Hello, I’m Claudine, I’m a qualified Integrated Counsellor working with individuals and couples.  

My approach is to offer you a compassionate, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your feelings that may be causing you distress. I can help you connect with yourself and each other to understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. 

Sonia Yeandle

Counsellor; Psychotherapist; Clinical Supervisor: Mindfulness Teacher.

MBACP (Accred)

BAMBA (Accred)

Sonia Yeandle

Hello, my name is Sonia. With 20 years practice, I am a highly experienced qualified and accredited Psychotherapist and experienced Clinical Supervisor and Mindfulness teacher.

I have over 20 years' experience of providing short and long term Counselling and Psychotherapy, plus I have 18 years' experience of providing supervision to both trainee and qualified therapists. I also bring 30 years working experience in community mental health services, across London and Sussex.

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