SOUTHOVER COUNSELLING

Southover Counselling is a service which respects and values every individual and seeks to bring people hope and wholeness.

Southover Counselling is a professional counselling service based at Church End in Lewes and supported by TRINITY Church. All our counsellors are fully qualified, experienced and members of either the British Association of Counselling or The Association of Christian Counsellors.

 

Find out more via the links below or to make a referral for an appointment please contact us.

About us

Southover Counselling is a professional counselling service based in Lewes, East Sussex. It is a service that was established 10 years ago and works with clients from youngsters to older people.

 

It employs a team of professionally trained counsellors who are all members of a recognized professional body. Its services are offered to all irrespective of belief, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

 

About us

Southover Counselling is a professional counselling service based in Lewes, East Sussex. It is a service that was established 10 years ago and works with clients from youngsters to older people.

 

It employs a team of professionally trained counsellors who are all members of a recognized professional body. Its services are offered to all irrespective of belief, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

 

Our Team

We have a team of professionally qualified counsellors who are either members of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the Association of Christian Counsellors.

 

They regularly update their knowledge and skills and some members of the team have a particular expertise with couples, youngsters or people with specific issues.

 

As part of their Continuing Professional Development they attend supervision and provide evidence of ongoing learning and development.

 

See the BACP online Glossary entry for Counselling and Psychotherapy or visit their website www.bacp.co.uk for further information.

 

Our Team

We have a team of professionally qualified counsellors who are either members of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the Association of Christian Counsellors.

 

They regularly update their knowledge and skills and some members of the team have a particular expertise with couples, youngsters or people with specific issues.

 

As part of their Continuing Professional Development they attend supervision and provide evidence of ongoing learning and development.

 

See the BACP online Glossary entry for Counselling and Psychotherapy or visit their website www.bacp.co.uk for further information.

 

What to expect

Therapy is not an instant cure. Your counsellor will aim to develop with you a supportive relationship within which thoughts and feelings around current or past experiences can be safely shared and explored. This can help you to gain new insights about yourself and your situation.

 

Through this changed perspective, you may be enabled to respond differently to your situation and to experience personal growth. This may involve a regular meeting with your counsellor over a period of weeks or months.

 

The number of sessions and timing will vary according to your needs.

 

For more information about how we handle sensitive data and comply with GDPR please CLICK HERE

What to expect

Therapy is not an instant cure. Your counsellor will aim to develop with you a supportive relationship within which thoughts and feelings around current or past experiences can be safely shared and explored. This can help you to gain new insights about yourself and your situation.

 

Through this changed perspective, you may be enabled to respond differently to your situation and to experience personal growth. This may involve a regular meeting with your counsellor over a period of weeks or months.

 

The number of sessions and timing will vary according to your needs.

 

For more information about how we handle sensitive data and comply with GDPR please CLICK HERE

Costs

The first session will be exploratory and there is a minimum charge of £10. If you decide to go ahead, your first task will be to agree a programme of appointments and costs. The Counsellor will discuss financial arrangments.

 

It is a policy of Southover Counselling that no one should be excluded from the service on financial grounds. At present our costs are £40 for individuals and £50 for couples. A reduced rate can be negotiated depending on circumstances.

 

Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes. If you have to cancel a session please give at least 24 hours notice; otherwise 50% of the agreed fee is chargeable.

 

In order to maintain our services we regularly fund-raise and receive donations from organisations and individuals. We appreciate all contributions to aid with the continuation of our services.

 

Costs

The first session will be exploratory and there is a minimum charge of £10. If you decide to go ahead, your first task will be to agree a programme of appointments and costs. The Counsellor will discuss financial arrangments.

 

It is a policy of Southover Counselling that no one should be excluded from the service on financial grounds. At present our costs are £40 for individuals and £50 for couples. A reduced rate can be negotiated depending on circumstances.

 

Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes. If you have to cancel a session please give at least 24 hours notice; otherwise 50% of the agreed fee is chargeable.

 

In order to maintain our services we regularly fund-raise and receive donations from organisations and individuals. We appreciate all contributions to aid with the continuation of our services.

 

What our clients say

When a client completes a programme with a counsellor, we always ask for feedback. With the clients' permission, here are some comments we have received.

 

'A counselling service that has been professional and that I could truly trust. '

 

'more at peace with myself and my life as it is now. It has been a wonderful experience for me. I would recommend Southover Counselling to other people. My counsellor listened and suggested strategies, and helped me understand myself more and like myself again. Thank you'

 

'I am clearer about my past and more optimistic about my future'.

 

'Very friendly, welcoming and patient service. Always professional'

 

'This has been a truly wonderful and helpful journey for me. I have learned so much, and have looked forward to each session'.

What our clients say

When a client completes a programme with a counsellor, we always ask for feedback. With the clients' permission, here are some comments we have received.

 

'A counselling service that has been professional and that I could truly trust. '

 

'more at peace with myself and my life as it is now. It has been a wonderful experience for me. I would recommend Southover Counselling to other people. My counsellor listened and suggested strategies, and helped me understand myself more and like myself again. Thank you'

 

'I am clearer about my past and more optimistic about my future'.

 

'Very friendly, welcoming and patient service. Always professional'

 

'This has been a truly wonderful and helpful journey for me. I have learned so much, and have looked forward to each session'.

Bereavement Course

 

Walking through grief takes a long time and no two people have the same loss or the same journey.

 

We offer a 6wk course called "The Bereavement Journey" on Mondays at various points each year. It's held at Church End, TRINITY Southover from 7- 9 pm providing support and community for anyone who would like to share their journey within a small group.

 

It is run in partnership with TRINITY Church and is open to anyone with faith, no faith, whether recently bereaved for some months or years.  There will a small charge for the course booklet and light refreshments.

 

If you feel you would like to join this group or know someone who might be interested. Contact Jeanette Clifton for further information. 07852221449 or via email.

Bereavement Course

 

Walking through grief takes a long time and no two people have the same loss or the same journey.

 

We offer a 6wk course called "The Bereavement Journey" on Mondays at various points each year. It's held at Church End, TRINITY Southover from 7- 9 pm providing support and community for anyone who would like to share their journey within a small group.

 

It is run in partnership with TRINITY Church and is open to anyone with faith, no faith, whether recently bereaved for some months or years.  There will a small charge for the course booklet and light refreshments.

 

If you feel you would like to join this group or know someone who might be interested. Contact Jeanette Clifton for further information. 07852221449 or via email.

Useful Links

NHS Choices www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety

 

CAMHS https://czone.eastsussex.gov.uk

 

MIND http://www.mind.org.uk

 

Useful Links

NHS Choices www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety

 

CAMHS https://czone.eastsussex.gov.uk

 

MIND http://www.mind.org.uk

 

Professional Training

Southover Counselling organises occasional professional training days for counsellors and pastoral workers. These days are designed for those already within a professional or voluntary counselling role and contribute towards Continuing Professional Development.

 

The training days are advertised on our website or details sent to those who have previously attended training days and wish to be on our mailing list. If you are interested in being on our mailing list for the next study day please contact us via email, telephone or post.

 

Professional Training

Southover Counselling organises occasional professional training days for counsellors and pastoral workers. These days are designed for those already within a professional or voluntary counselling role and contribute towards Continuing Professional Development.

 

The training days are advertised on our website or details sent to those who have previously attended training days and wish to be on our mailing list. If you are interested in being on our mailing list for the next study day please contact us via email, telephone or post.

 

Contact Us

Our telephone number is 07852 221449. Anyone can contact the service by telephoning or texting and leaving a message. We will respond as soon as possible, normally within one to two working days.

 

Please use this number to enquire about counseling availability, or to make or change appointments.

 

For other enquires we would appreciate contact by email or by letter to:

 

Southover Counselling.
Church End,
1 Cockshut Road,
Lewes. BN7 1JH
Or email Southover Counselling

 

Contact Us

Our telephone number is 07852 221449. Anyone can contact the service by telephoning or texting and leaving a message. We will respond as soon as possible, normally within one to two working days.

 

Please use this number to enquire about counseling availability, or to make or change appointments.

 

For other enquires we would appreciate contact by email or by letter to:

 

Southover Counselling.
Church End,
1 Cockshut Road,
Lewes. BN7 1JH
Or email Southover Counselling