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Counselling Collective

Counselling and Psychotherapy for all in East-Sussex.

Philippa Aspey


I am a fully accredited Integrative Counsellor / Psychotherapist with fifteen years’ experience in the public, voluntary and private sectors; including twelve years working at the Priory in Hove.


  • B.A Hons English Literature/Drama
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Counselling
  • Certificate in Analytic Group Psychotherapy
  • MBACP Accredited
  • UKRCP Registered

Following a background in the Arts, I became interested in psychology and human relations and completed a post-graduate diploma in Counselling. This focused primarily on the humanistic theories. (Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional-Analysis)

After this I completed a year’s certificate in Analytic group Psychotherapy, which gave me more knowledge and insight into the Psychodynamic way of working, and highlighted how profoundly our early relationships and experiences can affect our present situation.

I worked for several years counselling in a project for offenders with poly drug-use, where I did a short course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I then increased my knowledge and experience of this particular theoretical orientation whilst working at the Priory in Hove. During my employment at the Priory I have also run extensive groups, including the following:-

  • Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Practice
  • Explorative process work/general support
  • Managing depression/anxiety/stress
  • Building confidence and self-esteem
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Food and mood
  • Relaxation