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Mary Saunders - Azure Counselling

Peacehaven, 07890 806501

I have counselling rooms in Brighton, Seaford, Peacehaven and Telscombe Cliffs, mostly with free parking, or easily accessible by public transport.


I provide an opportunity for you to explore issues that are troubling you. I aim to provide a warm, understanding, non-judgemental environment, to enable you to find ways forward and to help you deal with whatever is troubling you.



I have experience of working with clients with many kinds of problems including relationship problems, low self-esteem or confidence, stress, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, addiction, bereavement, sexuality, financial problems and childhood trauma amongst others. See more details of my experience below.



I am a Person-Centred Counsellor, but can integrate elements of Cognitive Behavioural, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused and Sand tray therapies if this is helpful to you. The important thing is that I aim to work in a way that suits.



Alongside my private practice, I manage a well-known national charity's local counselling service and also work with an agency that works with clients seeking help for drug and alcohol problems.



I was formerly a counsellor with Age UK. I have therefore gained experience of working with older people and those with addictions. I have also worked at The Carers' Centre and understand the difficulties unpaid carers face.

Counselling:

I aim to offer you a safe, confidential space for you to explore issues that are bringing you to counselling. I hope to develop a good relationship with you by listening carefully and empathically and without judging you.

It will be up to you to decide how many sessions you need. I offer short or long term therapy and suggest regular reviews to see how the sessions are going. Sessions will normally be at the same time on a weekly basis.


Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Sussex Downs College Counselling skills courses
Degree in Person-Centred Counselling with the University of Brighton
Applied Suicide and Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - I have trained in and have experience of working with those who have attempted or considered suicide, or self-harmed.

Training:

I have undertaken many related courses, including Mental health awareness, Trauma, Mindfulness, Eating disorders, suicide awareness, sexual abuse, etc. For a complete list, please see my website

Professional membership:


Registered Member MBACP (Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Registration no. 31260). Working to its Ethical Framework of standards and principles for therapeutic practice.

The BACP requires its members (regardless of their level of experience) to have regular clinical supervision to ensure that the counselling offered remains safe and effective. I make sure I receive regular supervision that meets BACP requirements.


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