About

What if the story of the life that you are living is not the one you expected for yourself? What if you are finding yourself dealing with circumstances that you feel are beyond your control, or facing difficulties and challenges that are limiting you and preventing you from a more spontaneous, intimate and satisfying life? Is it time to re-write your story and start a new chapter?

We have a number of experienced, accredited and fully insured clinicians offering a range of psychological services – psychotherapy, counselling, supervision and coaching - to individuals, couples, families and groups. We are conveniently placed at 5 the Drive in Hove BN3 3JE. Please look at the individual profiles to find out more an either contact that person directly or use the general enquiries form for further information.

If you are unsure about the process or which therapist to choose, we invite you to book an appointment through our referral service. This is a 50-minute session that will give you the opportunity to talk with someone in confidence about what has been concerning you and us the opportunity to see which approach and which person might best suit you.

Patrick Brook

UKCP Reg Psychotherapist and Supervisor
BA (Hons), DELTA, MA, Dip.Couns, Dip Sup, CTA(P), PTSTA (P) UKCP Reg Psychotherapist

After a substantial career in university education, I embarked on a career in psychotherapy and counselling as I found it more meaningful. I am now a UKCP Registered psychotherapist/supervisor, a senior accredited counsellor, and an internationally approved TA trainer and clinical supervisor.

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Pippa Fairhead

UKCP Reg Psychotherapist and Supervisor
BA (Hons), Dip.Couns, Dip Sup, CTA(P), PTSTA (P)

I worked extensively in the not-for-profit sector with children and young people for approximately 15 years. This included working in formal and non-formal education settings. Prior to this my work life was diverse and crossed various industries including finance, publishing, the internet, education, fashion and PR.

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Magdalena Whitehouse

BADTH and HCPC registered Drama Therapist
Dip.Couns, Dip Sup

You are probably here because you are looking for some support around a problem or a relationship. You may be looking to find some answers or find a qualified professional you feel you can trust with your story. I was once in the same position and decided to seek help from a professional counsellor. It had a profound effect on me and sowed the seeds of my decision to train to become a counsellor myself.

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Louise Herbert

Counsellor
Dip.Couns.

I have a secretarial background and worked for both the private sector and NHS before qualifying as a counsellor. I work in a non-judgemental way and work collaboratively with you to explore the thoughts, feelings or behaviours you feel might be limiting the life you want to live. 

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Liz Bingham

Counsellor
Dip.Couns.

Life can feel tough and overwhelming sometimes. In our busy world it can be hard to find the space and time to think your thoughts and make sense of your feelings. As a qualified counsellor I offer a confidential space to focus on you. By listening with respect and compassion I can support you in working towards positive change.

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Lou Etheridge

Counsellor
BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip.Couns.

My name is Lou and I provide a supportive, warm and empathic space where your story can be heard. I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I use various styles to work alongside you to better understand yourself, your difficulties, or challenging life events. I run an LGBTQ affirmative practice and have lived experience of mental unwellness. In addition to my work in private practice, I work for Rethink Mental Illness as part of their MENDOS programme.

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Julie Shepherd

Julie Shepherd

UKATA Registered Student Counsellor 

After many years working with the general public in various support roles, and with my children having grown up, I was finally able to pursue the career I had always wanted in in counselling and psychotherapy. I have always enjoyed face to face contact and offering my counselling and psychotherapy services means I can do this at a much deeper level. 

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