A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life,
to be heard and listened to achieving your goals at a convenient time to suit you
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 counselling and psychotherapy to adult individuals and couples in private practice in Pyecombe near Brighton and online nationwide.
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. Special interest in anxiety, childhood /adult trauma, couples, attachment and alcohol.
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 how you are thinking, feeling and behaving 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 relational integrative one. This is a non-judgmental way of working, where the counsellor creates the right conditions to help you increase your self-awareness, insight and autonomy to makes the changes you wish to achieve.
I am able to support couples wishing to work through relationship issues in a calm space with boundaries so you both can share how you are feeling, feel heard and listened to. This is very important. Poor communication between couples is one of the biggest problems in breakdowns of relationships so bringing this back into your lives can be very empowering in itself. I offer a free introductory session to couples so please get in touch so we can meet together to discuss your relationships issues and goals.
Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with me, I will listen with sensitivity and empathy – and without judgement. In the therapy space your 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/psychotherapy gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of ourselves and our relationship with others. Awareness brings you insight into 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, anxiety & panic attacks
Attachment & abandonment
Grief and loss of relationships
Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder
Poor relationships with previous therapist/s
Loneliness and Isolation
Problems with confidence and self-esteem
Not feeling good enough – ashamed
Problems with family and friends
Issues relating to alcohol misuse
Difficulties at work or in retirement
Body Image & Gastric Sleeve support – pre & post surgery
Single Counselling Sessions £65
Couples Counselling Session £85
Counselling Student – £10 discount
Block and monthly payments accepted
I work from a private rural clinic located in Pyecombe, near Brighton and see clients from Mid -Sussex, Brighton, Hove as well as the surrounding Worthing, Crawley, Lewes areas. Free on-site secure parking is available for your convenience. Taxis are available from Hassocks train station and there are local bus services.
In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer 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 individuals and couples to meet and talk so please enquire about this if this interests you. A great way to meet and see if we would be a good fit to work together.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes, initially taking place on a weekly basis. I also provide a limited number of spaces for evening appointments, contact me to enquire about availability.
Two of the main bodies overseeing the registration of counsellors in the United Kingdom are the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and National Counselling Society (NCS)
I am a BACP and NCS Counsellor member, which means I have met their criteria for qualified therapists and work in accordance with their ethical frameworks.
“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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