The Team

  • Kim Crewe | Brighton & Horsham

    Kim has been qualified as a therapist since 1995 and works as a counsellor to individuals and couples.

    In addition to working with couples to improve their relationship Kim is a Family Consultant trained by Resolution (for family law) to work alongside couples who are going through separation, divorce or civil partnership dissolution.

    The prime purpose of a Family Consultant working with individuals and couples is to help ease the distress and potentially the cost of separation and divorce by working with them through the process.   Kim is the founder of Separation Options and is also the Sussex therapist for the Divorce Support Group.

     Kim has worked in a variety of settings including GP surgeries, schools and the student counselling service at the University of Sussex. She has experience of group work, and has a qualification in clinical supervision. She is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and is a UKRCP counsellor.

    Since qualifying as a counsellor for individuals Kim has done further training in working with couples at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.

    Kim is also a Personal and Management Coach, working with clients who are looking for a change in career or who are developing their leadership skills. Clients include Brighton and Hove Council and other private, public and voluntary sector organisations.
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  • Lorraine Gillingham | Brighton & Horsham

    Lorraine is an experienced counsellor with expertise in working with both individuals and couples. She originally trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in 1997, since that time she has developed her counselling work to include other counselling models. This is often referred to as an Integrative Counselling approach: Lorraine offers a range of approaches to best suit each individual client.

    Having qualified to post-graduate level at Sussex University, Lorraine has undertaken further training as a couples counsellor at the Relate Institute; she is also a qualified clinical supervisor for couples counsellors.

    Lorraine has experience of working within private practice and as a counsellor for a variety of organisations, in fields which include education and the private and public sectors. She is a registered counsellor with Employee Assistance insurance organisations including First Assist and Mind Matters.

    In her 14 years of counselling experience, both in private practice and within organisations in which she has offered specialist services, Lorraine has worked with a wide range of issues, including bereavement, anxiety, physical and sexual abuse, disability, depression, phobias and relationship breakdown. She is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and is a UKRCP counsellor.

    Lorraine also offers clinical supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors in her private practice and for a number of counselling organisations. She also provides regular consultancy for senior staff within educational settings.



  • Robert Snell | Brighton

    Robert is an analytic psychotherapist – see – who works with a wide range of clients and their difficulties, both in the short and the longer term. As a former secondary school and university counsellor, he has particular experience of working with young adults. He is also available for supervision and consultancy.

    Having qualified as counsellor in 1990, he completed his training at the London Centre for Psychotherapy in 2001. Robert is a member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and the British Psychoanalytic Council. His most recent book Uncertainties, Mysteries, Doubts. Romanticism and the Analytic Attitude was published by Routledge in 2012.


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    Karen Bagley | Horsham

    Karen is a down to earth and enthusiastic Psychotherapist who is now in the final year of training to a Level 7 qualification as a Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist. She is also working towards attaining her Diploma in Counselling level 6. Karen attained the Intermediate and Advanced Counselling Skills certificate in 2014.

    Karen offers subsidised counselling for individuals whilst undertaking the final part of her training. She is able to work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, hopelessness, low self-esteem and loss of confidence to name but a few. Karen is particularly interested in and focused on trauma and abuse in childhood.

  • Jill Fardell | Brighton

    As an experienced qualified counsellor, Jill works with adults of all ages and backgrounds, who seek counselling for many different reasons. These include: anxiety, depression, stress, difficulties with relationships, low self-esteem, loss of confidence and sense of identity, trauma and abuse in childhood, grief and loss.

    She has a particular interest in working with people who have experienced trauma and loss in pregnancy and childbirth, people experiencing life transitions and people who live with long term and life limiting disorders.

    Working with clients in both short and long term counselling contracts, Jill aims to provide a safe space for her clients to explore, understand and find ways of coping with what they are experiencing.

    Jill is registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and works within BACP Code of Ethics.
    She also practices at the Rock Clinic in Brighton, and a large hospice in West Sussex.

  • Sophie Fletcher | Brighton

    Since qualifying as an art therapist in 1996 Sophie has worked individually with children, teenagers, and adults in a variety of settings.

    She initially worked as an art therapist in an NHS adult mental health service for ten years, and for the past nine years has worked in primary and secondary education as a school counsellor, as well as in private practice.

    Sophie’s theoretical training is psychodynamic, and her professional development has incorporated further models of thinking including attachment theory and play therapy. Learning from many years of experience has taught her that the key to a positive outcome is the therapeutic relationship between the child/adult and the therapist, which develops in its own unique way through conversations, creativity, metaphor and play.

    Sophie is a member of The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and she is state registered with the The Health Professionals Council (HPC).
    She has an enhanced CRB check and this is renewed every three years.

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    Lizzie Jakeman | Horsham

    Lizzie is an approachable and down-to-earth psychotherapist, who combines different counselling techniques to form an Integrative approach adaptable for both short-term and long-term counselling processes. She has worked in a number of secondary schools and is experienced in working with adolescents, young adults and adults on a wide range of emotional and relational difficulties.

    Lizzie qualified in 2010 and continued her training, gaining a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy under Middlesex University, with a particular focus on bereavement in adolescents. With an initial BA in Theology and Counselling (from London School of Theology), she is also comfortable in exploring issues in the context of faith and does not seek to undermine religious beliefs. She is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

    In addition to private practice, Lizzie is a Year Leader on the BA Counselling Degree at Waverley Abbey College, training counsellors both in the UK and Singapore.

  • Annette Jones | Horsham

    Annette is a caring, empathic and responsible counsellor with over 15 years’ experience gained at Relate, Marshall Method Practice and in her Private Practice. Having trained and qualified with Relate in 2003, she then completed a Post Graduate Diploma in a Psychoanalytic Study of the Couple Relationship at the Tavistock Clinic in 2007.

    She has extensive counselling experience and knowledge encompassing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, hopelessness, anger and domestic violence.

    Annette works with relationship issues, affairs, sexual health, grief and trauma, intimacy and issues of passion are addressed to include facilitation controlled separations – temporary or permanent.

    Annette also works with substance misuse having been trained by Crime Reduction Initiatives. She uses a variety of theories and techniques ranging from psychodynamic, cognitive, NLP and Transactional Analysis.

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    Paula Saunders | Brighton

    Paula is a Psychodynamic Counsellor who takes a collaborative, creative approach with clients. She was inspired to become a counsellor due to her experience of working for a number of years for charities including The Samaritans, Cruse Bereavement Care and Childline and her belief in and experience of the therapeutic benefits of a safe, confidential space to explore how we are feeling through a trusting, supportive relationship.

    Therapy is a space to look at the life events that have shaped you. Paula is like a “friendly editor”, promoting self-discovery by offering different perspectives, helping you connect your past with the present and to discover unconscious constraining patterns and beliefs. She believes being curious together about your story and harnessing your imagination and creative abilities to therapeutic effect can help you re-write the “narrative” that often defines and constrains us.

    Paula will work with you to find a balance between supporting and encouraging you to challenge yourself through this time of change, working in a way that allows both for exploring vulnerabilities but is also strength enhancing. Just when we feel at our most broken there can be great opportunities for transformation and recovery of aliveness, satisfaction and joy.

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    Debbie Singleton | Horsham

    Debbie is a qualified psychotherapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and a Certificate in CBT from WPF Therapy. She works with adult clients with variety of problems in both private practice and the charitable sector.

    Debbie believes that therapy can help you gain more insight into your situation empowering you to have greater control over your life. She offers a non-judgemental, confidential environment where you can explore with her the issues that you are struggling with. This may be due to a life changing event such as redundancy, relationship breakdown, health issues, or it may be that there are things that are causing you stress or preventing you from enjoying life to the full such as lack of confidence, anxiety, feelings of rejection or something that has happened to you in the past.

    Debbie also has and extensive experience of working as an Occupational Therapist with people who have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury and dyspraxia. She therefore has understanding of the impact of brain injury and disability on both the individual and their family. In this context she also has experience of working with people who are undergoing the litigation process for personal injury claims.

Clinical Psychologists

  • Dr. Claire Hepworth | Horsham

    Dr Claire Hepworth, BSc, MSc, PhD, DClinPsy, is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Trained Health psychologist and DBT Therapist with the British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, and Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical) with the Health Professions Council. Following her BSc Psychology at the University of Sheffield, MSc Health Psychology at the University of Southampton & PhD at the University of Southampton and a number of roles as an Assistant Psychologist across Dorset and Hampshire, Claire completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, working across South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

    Claire is a Senior Clinical Psychologist who has developed her experience in National Specialist and Community National Health Service Clinics working with children, adolescents and adults. Claire currently works at the National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Dialectical behaviour Therapy Service at the Maudsley Hospital where she is also the Research Lead, and is a Senior Psychologist working with adults in the Lambeth Treatment Team.

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    Dr. Tara Quinn-Cirillo | Horsham

    Dr Tara Quinn-Cirillo (Cpsychol, AFBPsS) is an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist who is registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist and a member of the British Psychological Society. She qualified in 2003 and has worked in the NHS for over 13 years in community based teams for adults with mental health issues and adults with learning disabilities, before setting up in private practice.

    She works with adults who are experiencing a range of personal difficulties and mental health issues including anxiety, and anxiety related disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, and postnatal anxiety, depression, post-natal depression, self-esteem/confidence issues, bereavement, coping with loss and change, relationship issues and trauma. She also has extensive experience of working with adults with a learning disability and those with autistic spectrum conditions. This work includes psychological assessment and formulation, therapeutic interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy and also work around relapse prevention.

    Additional services offered include consultancy and community based assessments/intervention for more complex and long term conditions and teaching and training for a range of health and social care providers and academic institutions.

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    Dr Fiona Garratt | Horsham

    Dr Fiona Garratt (BSC, CPsychol) is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with Children and Families. Fiona’s main model of working is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but she also draws on both family therapy and psychotherapy models. She works with children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with: phobias; anxieties; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); emotional and mood difficulties; sleep difficulties. She also works with parents and families on: behaviour management; parent-child relationship difficulties; relationships within foster and adoptive families. She can offer advice and consultation to parents, teachers and other professionals as well as ongoing therapeutic work with children and/or their parents.

    Fiona is registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist and is a member of the British Psychological Society. Since qualifying in 2002 she has spent time working in the NHS within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and within Social Care, specifically with looked after children and their foster carers. She has also lived and worked voluntarily abroad mainly with young people struggling with the complexity of living cross-culturally.

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