Who we are

A not for profit organisation this professional network was founded in 1985 by a group of practising counsellors to support them in their work, Sussex Counselling offers counsellors in East and West Sussex opportunities for peer support, on-going training, information about local events and practice, and support to student trainees.

Our membership includes a cross-section of professional therapists in statutory and voluntary organisations throughout Sussex. Members listed in our website directory also offer counselling as private practitioners to individuals, couples, families and groups. Their training and experience cover all the major theoretical models.

Our Committee

What we do

We organise seminars and workshops on counselling theory and practice. We invite nationally known speakers to give lectures locally for the benefit of our members and the wider public. We offer an email information service and publish Sussex Counselling Magazine every quarter and welcome contributions (reviews, articles, letters) from members. This publication reaches all our members and so is a valuable means of advertising.

We encourage members to take an active and responsible role in all aspects of their counselling work and to be aware of the broader implications of their practice, both in the community and nationally.

Sussex Counselling aims to:

  • - promote high quality counselling practice
    - support counsellors practising in Sussex
    - encourage counsellors in their on-going training
    - promote counselling interests in the community
    - facilitate the availability of information about counselling and practitioners to the public

SCAP has a number of membership levels - Student, Standard, Practitioner and Organisational.

What we stand for

Counsellors and therapist listed on this website are informed by their own organisations standards of practice, or by those of their regulatory body.

As an organisation, our own terms of reference and systems of believe are in line with the current ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling & Psycotherapy (BACP). A copy of which is available to read below.

BACP Ethical Framework