Caroline Hounsell

Caroline Hounsell

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Lewes

Lewes BN8
Sessions from £80.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am Caroline Hounsell, an accredited MBACP (Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) psychotherapist with a profound commitment to assisting individuals and organisations in achieving holistic well-being. My therapeutic journey began in 2006, and since then, I have cultivated extensive experience not only in psychotherapy but also in mental health well-being consultancy, leadership, and instructor training.

At the core of my approach is Person-Centred Psychotherapy, which serves as the foundation of my practice. However, I believe in a holistic and integrative perspective, tailoring my approach to the unique needs of each individual I work with. My practice reflects my unwavering dedication to principles of equality and diversity, which I seamlessly integrate into all aspects of my work.

I have had the privilege of working with diverse individuals and organisations, including Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Applied Suicide prevention, the Race Equality and Cultural Awareness . My clients have included small, medium and large organisations,  children and young people, prison officers, police, primary care trust staff, armed forces personnel, paramedics, council workers, volunteer organisation staff, GPs, social workers, and teachers.

My work also extends to consulting in policy development and risk assessment for corporate and government organisations. Through my philosophy,, I promote the idea that everyone has the potential to lead a more fulfilled life. I draw inspiration from the pioneering work of Carl Rogers, emphasising the importance of empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard in fostering meaningful relationships.

My approach centres around helping individuals reconnect with their true selves and embrace a life characterised by openness to experiences, existential living, trust in their feelings, creativity, and fulfilment.

Practice description

Welcome to my practice, where you can expect a compassionate, holistic, and client-focused experience. I am a firm believer in the power of Person-Centred Psychotherapy but recognise that each person's journey is unique. Thus, I adopt an integrative perspective, drawing from various therapeutic approaches to cater to individual needs.

My practice is guided by principles of compassion, honesty, and respect, echoing my deep commitment to equality and diversity. Whether you're seeking support for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other challenge, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions freely.

With extensive experience in diverse settings, I bring a wealth of knowledge to my practice. My work extends beyond individual therapy sessions; I have worked with organisations and communities, addressing mental health and well-being from various angles. This breadth of experience enriches my ability to guide you effectively.

My commitment to mental health advocacy and training is exemplified by my roles in MHFA England and other mental health initiatives. This dedication is interwoven into my therapeutic practice, where I aim to create a warm, empathetic, and nurturing environment for your growth and healing.

I offer flexible scheduling, competitive fees, and multiple payment options, including insurance. Feel free to reach out to me for further information or to schedule an appointment.

My first session

Your first session with me is an essential step in our therapeutic journey. While the rate for this session aligns with my standard fees, it serves as a valuable opportunity for us to establish a strong therapeutic foundation. During this session, we will explore your goals, expectations, and specific concerns you'd like to address.

I encourage open and honest communication, as it is vital for us to ensure that our therapeutic partnership is the right fit for you. There won't be any formal assessments; instead, we'll focus on understanding your unique needs and setting the stage for our collaborative work.

In this hour, the spotlight is on you. The outside world's demands and distractions are silenced to provide you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space. You are free to express your emotions, whether through tears, laughter, or any other means, as all emotions are welcome here.

Therapy is not solely about processing emotional pain but also about empowering you to embrace life's challenges and discover the joy and happiness of your authentic self. Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-compassion, and personal growth. Your well-being is my priority, and I look forward to supporting you on this path of healing and transformation.

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Narrative therapy, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

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