A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Therapy in Sussex
My name is Jacqueline Light and I am a counsellor providing both short- and long-term therapy to adult individuals in private practice near Brighton. I also offer counselling by telephone or online, Zoom.
We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose. Talking to a trained professional helps us make sense of those challenging times and offers a way through them, moving towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
Life brings many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a counsellor my role is to provide space and guidance to help you on your journey of self-discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it.
I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties or problems you are experiencing in a safe and confidential environment, with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives – and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Counselling isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.
My approach to therapy is a humanistic integrative one. This is a non-judgmental way of working, where the counsellor creates the right conditions to help someone increase their self-awareness; to move towards – and reach – their fullest potential.
Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy – and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.
Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression – many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems – and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.
Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, heathier choices moving forward.
People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:
Feelings of stress or anxiety
Grief, loss or bereavement
Trauma and post-traumatic stress
Problems with confidence or self-esteem
Issues relating to sexuality
Difficulties at work or in retirement
Problems with family and friends
Single Counselling Sessions £50
Student discount rate £40
I work from a private clinic located in Pyecombe, near Brighton and see clients from Mid -Sussex, Brighton, Hove as well as the surrounding Worthing, Crawley, Lewes areas.
In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer telephone counselling and online sessions for clients throughout the UK via Zoom. Contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.
I offer a free 30 minute session for us to meet and talk so please enquire about this.
Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability. Initial assessment appointments last around 75 minutes.
Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash, or by bank transfer.
One of the main bodies overseeing the registration of counsellors in the United Kingdom is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a BACP Counsellor member, which means I have met their criteria for qualified therapists and work in accordance with their ethical framework.
“The opportunity to express myself and explore my thoughts and feelings in a safe space was so valuable. It helped me better understand the place I was at emotionally, and to make a clear decision to move on from there.”
“I was nervous about starting counselling and a little scared at what I might find myself saying! Jacqueline was a supportive and understanding guide through therapy and her trust and honesty were very important. I would recommend her very highly as a counsellor.”
HARRIET, ONLINE COUNSELLING
“ Jacqueline has helped to cope with the stress of working from home and home-schooling during Covid. I have learnt how to manage my feelings better and my needs within my family and feel much better ”
“Jacqueline is a very welcoming and understanding counsellor. She helped me explore different parts of my life and relationships in my own time and let me take things at a pace I was comfortable with. I am so glad I went to see her ”
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