Abi Saunders

Abi Saunders


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07922135067

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Therapist - Lewes

Lewes BN7
07922135067
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

I am currently accepting young people and children face-to-face and on Zoom. 

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I’m Abi. Welcome to my profile.

When life feels difficult to manage as a result of past experiences or recent events, it can be helpful to talk this through with someone other than friends or family.

I offer a warm and private space where I will listen without judgement and accept you fully. My practice is neurodiversity and trans-affirming and trauma-informed.

I work privately with children from 6 years old, young people and adults from many different backgrounds. Alongside my private practice, I am currently working as a Children's Grief Counsellor at a hospice.

I have particular experience with the following areas:

Anxiety

Depression

Loss

Bereavement

Significant life changes

Relationship difficulties and family relationships

Children, people and young adults

Autism and ADHD

I am a qualified and fully insured Person-Centred Counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Practice description

How I can help you:

I am non-directive and the sessions will be led by you, as I believe you are the true expert of yourself and the solutions lie within.

With this in mind, I withhold offering advice, opinions or diagnosis, but instead endeavour to help you to explore the issues, feelings, beliefs and behaviours which may be affecting your life. This will enhance self-awareness and achieve greater understanding and fulfilment. I see counselling as collaborative with a strong, trusting relationship being central to constructive therapeutic change.

If it's useful to you, we might sometimes work with creative techniques, like drawing or writing, or we might explore how you experience emotion in your body, as well as your mind.

I offer short-term and open-ended therapy with regular reviews to check you’re getting value from our sessions, an essential relational and ethical commitment.

My first session

The first step:

I offer a free 15-minute telephone or Zoom consultation to introduce ourselves and decide if we can work together. This initial conversation is important for making sure that you feel comfortable with me and my way of working.

There is no expectation or obligation at this stage but if you would like to meet, we will arrange our first session either face to face at my lovely room in the heart of Lewes, or on Zoom.

Here is a helpful BACP video about what to expect in your first therapy session:

https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/vlogs/2022/9-may-what-to-expect-in-your-first-therapy-session/

Fees:

Initial consultation – free

Further sessions - £50

It takes courage and vulnerability to seek help and it takes patience and commitment to find the right help.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: My responses to client enquiries seem to be ending up in the recipient's spam folders - if you do send me an enquiry form I always endeavour to respond within 48 hours so please do check your spam/junk folders.

I look forward to meeting you.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy

Clients I work with

Children, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions

Languages spoken

English, French

Therapist - Lewes

Lewes BN7
07922135067
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I am currently accepting new clients face-to-face and on Zoom. 

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I’m Abi. Welcome to my profile.

When life feels difficult to manage as a result of past experiences or recent events, it can be helpful to talk this through with someone other than friends or family.  

I offer a warm and private space where I will listen without judgement and accept you fully. My practice is neurodiversity affirming and trauma-informed. 

I work privately with children from 6 years old, young people and adults from many different backgrounds. Alongside my private practice, I am currently working as a Children's Grief Counsellor at a hospice.

I have particular experience with the following areas:

Anxiety

Depression

Loss

Bereavement

Significant life changes

Relationship difficulties and family relationships

Children, people and young adults

Autism and ADHD 


I am a qualified and fully insured Person-Centred Counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Practice description

How I can help you:

I am non-directive and the sessions will be led by you, as I believe you are the true expert of yourself and the solutions lie within. 

With this in mind, I withhold offering advice, opinions or diagnosis, but instead endeavour to help you to explore the issues, feelings, beliefs and behaviours which may be affecting your life. This will enhance self-awareness and achieve greater understanding and fulfilment. I see counselling as collaborative with a strong, trusting relationship being central to constructive therapeutic change.

If it's useful to you, we might sometimes work with creative techniques, like drawing or writing, or we might explore how you experience emotion in your body, as well as your mind.

I offer short-term and open-ended therapy with regular reviews to check you’re getting value from our sessions, an essential relational and ethical commitment.

My first session

The first step:

I offer a free 15-minute telephone or Zoom consultation to introduce ourselves and decide if we can work together. This initial conversation is important for making sure that you feel comfortable with me and my way of working. 

There is no expectation or obligation at this stage but if you would like to meet, we will arrange our first session either face to face at my lovely room in the heart of Lewes, or on Zoom.

Here is a helpful BACP video about what to expect in your first therapy session:

https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/vlogs/2022/9-may-what-to-expect-in-your-first-therapy-session/

Fees:

Initial consultation – free

Further sessions - £50

It takes courage and vulnerability to seek help and it takes patience and commitment to find the right help.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: My responses to client enquiries seem to be ending up in the recipient's spam folders - if you do send me an enquiry form I always endeavour to respond within 48 hours so please do check your spam/junk folders. 

I look forward to meeting you.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, 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, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, French