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"He helps others most, who shows them how to help themselves"
A. P. Gouthey

What is Counselling?

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) sets very high standards to ensure that you get the best quality, training and care.

A counselling session is a place to look for what you need right now, whether that is finding support, meaning, courage, a place to share or an opportunity to search for what needs to change. It offers a space to struggle with acceptance, confrontation, grief or loss.

Who is Counselling for?

For people from all backgrounds facing parts of life that are (too) difficult to cope with.

In the sessions your counsellor will look with you at the problems that you meet in your life in a totally confidential and non-judgemental atmosphere. Together you'll look for the best way for you to work, whether that is tracing your question/difficulty to its origins, working through undigested experiences or staying present in the here & now in how to help deal with the daily demands of life. Often it is a combination of working with the past, the here & now and the future.

There is no stigma in coming to counselling. Tackling problems with a trained professional can help to make us better functioning human beings, more resilient, more open and better able to form meaningful relationships.

How can
Counselling help?

The purpose of counselling is to help people discover more effective ways of living with themselves and achieving what they need from life. It offers the opportunity to explore important issues in a safe and confidential environment.

In listening without judgement, the counsellor supports the necessary process of self-discovery and understanding. Through exploring patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour that may hold us back from living life to the full, we can discover our strengths and weaknesses. This knowledge enables us to cope with our difficulties and find our own solutions.

What problems can be helped by
Biographical Counselling?

Biographical Counselling can help you with many difficulties and provide support for:



Career questions


Struggles in relationships

Traumatic experiences


Feeling insecure

Needing to increase self-confidence

Eating disorders

Inner conflict

Coping with change

Counselling can also help with spiritual questions and help you identify your individual needs & wishes for the way you want to lead your life.

What if I'm anxious about coming for counselling?

You'll be made very welcome and offered free refreshments in our warm & comfortable clinic. We understand that you may be feeling apprehensive or upset, and we use the utmost discretion.

All counselling sessions are fully confidential, and our counsellors abide by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Code of Ethics.


How often will I need to come?

Initially, clients come for a 50 minute session to assess whether counsellor and client feel that they can work together. Some people need only a short series of sessions, whilst others may decide a longer period of ongoing support is appropriate. Usually people decide to come for counselling on a weekly basis, with an initial contract of six sessions. However, this will depend on individual circumstances.

Our counsellor Amy is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

When is
Counselling available?

Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment

How do I book for Counselling?

1. Call 01273 470955

2. email

3. In person at Equilibrium Complementary Health Centre, 16 Station St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DB

Please note: Payments can be made to your therapist by cheque or cash. In order to keep prices to the minimum, we regret that we are unable to accept credit or debit card payments.


Where can I learn more about Counselling?

The British Association of Counselling has information regarding regulation, training, finding a therapist and more.

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