I specialise in working with LGBTQ clients.
I have experience of working for LGBTQ organisations since 2012 and also currently run training courses for counsellors to build their confidence working with LGBTQ clients.
I am very passionate about working with clients who may be lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer or questioning and offer safe and open-minded counselling to enable you to express who you are or want to be without fear of prejudice or judgement.
I offer a range of ways to meet including video call, phone, instant message and email sessions. I work with adults (over 18) living in the UK only.
It can be hard to take that first step towards contacting a counsellor. But it can also come as a huge relief - just to share how you are feeling with a warm and empathic professional. If you'd like to meet me for an introductory session to check me out and see if you would feel comfortable working with me please do get in touch. Thanks for reading, Chloe :)
I use a humanistic approach to counselling, which is less technique-based than other approaches and gives you the freedom to make choices and set your own goals. You are free to explore any aspect of your life experience – past, present and future – rather than focusing on just one specific problem or issue.
I am experienced working with people facing the following LGBTQ issues:
fear of rejection
I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic humanistic counsellor with a postgraduate accredited diploma from Brighton University.
I have additional experience working in mental health in Brighton through my work as a mental health advocate for Mind in Brighton and Hove and as a specialist mental health mentor for University of Brighton students. I also have experience working in the LGBTQ community through my work with Brighton charities; Allsorts Youth Project, LGBT Switchboard and MindOut.
Studying a specialist online training course with the Academy for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy and gaining a Distinction has equipped me with the knowledge and experience to work as a counsellor online.
This training prepared me to work safely and ethically online using video call, audio calls, email sessions and instant message therapy sessions.
I am an approved accredited registrant member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).
I am also a Professional member of The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).
I adhere to the National Counselling Society code of ethics.
I am experienced working online
over 200 hours experience counselling online
over 500 hours experience of giving specialist mental health mentoring online
This experience was gained through meeting clients on video calls, audio calls, phone calls, email sessions and instant message sessions.
I use Zoom and ProtonMail for all my counselling work with clients. This enables me to offer a safe and secure way of communicating.
You can choose to meet via:
scheduled instant message session
You are welcome to try them all out with me and choose the ones that work best for you or to have a mix of ways of meeting. Or you may have a strong preference from the start.
Please see my website for my current fees: www.sussexrainbowcounselling.com/times-fees