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About me and my therapy practice
I'm Shauna, human first and counsellor second 🙏🏾 I have 16 years experience in private practice. Are you looking for a counsellor with a fresh and modern approach? Suffering with anxiety? Do you want to make some changes? Are you looking for someone warm, intuitive and approachable? Need someone professional, emphatic and Non-judgmental to talk to? Want couples counselling? Feeling anxious, suicidal or depressed? Confused, angry or sad.
I specialise in only working with females. I became a counsellor to be there for women who are feeling alone, or feel that there is 'no way out'. I believe that I am a counsellor with humility and total passion for my work. I am warm, intuitive and approachable. I know it can feel so difficult to make a first move with starting counselling, and for some of you, reading this, could be a huge step in itself. I am here to answer any questions you may have and take the process at your own pace. I hope you find what you are looking for here.
I am a qualified and highly experienced Humanistic Counsellor and practice in Worthing, West Sussex. I offer a safe confidential and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship in which you can explore personal or difficult issues that may be causing you distress.
Feeling anxiety, pain or anger and coping with personal difficulties can feel unbearable, isolating and debilitating, sometimes these feelings can be relentless and it is difficult to see an end to your anxiety or pain. You can often feel very alone. It is important for you to find someone to trust, who feels safe enough to help you in understand difficult feelings, and who is not directly involved in your situation. Counselling can help you think about unhelpful or unhealthy relationship patterns, or support your recovery from trauma or loss and help you see your way through and learn to cope better with any number of complex and difficult situations. Working alongside a counsellor will help you to feel supported and not alone in your journey.
I offer an emotionally supportive, safe and calming atmosphere I work predominately from a person-centered perspective, I often draw upon psychoanalytical theory as I believe this can be helpful in thinking about problems and distress in the present that can sometimes be related to earlier experiences or relationships in our lives.
Understanding this can help you in gaining insight and clarity into present difficulties, relationship patterns, confusing feelings and develop new coping mechanisms. A professional and insightful counselling relationship established and built upon over a period of time help you to increase in self awareness, and provide you with an environment that may help to facilitate change.
Person-centered counselling practice is a 'talking therapy', I will provide the core conditions and gently encourage you to explore issues on a deeper level without you feeling criticised or judged.
Counselling is an opportunity to have the space, time and relationship to consider how you think about and respond to life's events and situations, past or present. It is an opportunity to explore options and different ways of coping. The experience of sharing your thoughts and feelings with another individual can relieve your feelings that you are entirely alone with your difficulties. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace and explore at levels which feel comfortable and manageable for you.
Maybe you feel that you need some space and time that is just “yours” to find out who you are or who you want to become, where you are going and how you are going to achieve goals or work toward change, and move away from the demands or pressures of others, or the stress of life. Having counselling is a space for you to reflect and feel supported in transitions of change or recovery, a place where you can explore issues which may be preventing you from getting the most out of your life and fulfilling your potential.
My first session
I offer a free initial 30 minute call, this can be a video call, if you feel comfortable with this.
In the first session, we will agree a contract together, in which we agree on how we will work together.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Emotionally focused therapy, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work