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GUY DARTNELL


As a counsellor, I aim to provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental atmosphere in which you can explore whatever dilemma may be troubling you. This might be to do with relationships, work, identity, sexuality, creativity, coping with difficult emotions and destructive patterns, or a combination of these and other issues. You may also wish to simply use counselling as a means of regularly checking-in with yourself, or as a way of confirming, or otherwise, some important life decision you have made through having an independent ear.

I'm interested in facilitating your desire to change, become more empowered and connect more closely with what you feel your authentic self to be. Together, I hope we can create a beneficial relationship between us, that will help you develop increased awareness around yourself and whatever issues you might bring, and enable you to forge new understandings and new perspectives from which to move forward, traverse edges, express yourself more freely and develop your sense of creativity.

Though I’m trained as a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor I have a background in the performing arts - both as an artist, mentor, workshop leader and film-maker - and this informs my work as a counsellor. Within this realm I have tended to specialise in improvisational work and blending seemingly different areas together. For example integrating voice and physicality, something I call Voicemotion.

At the moment I work with individuals at home in Hastings and at The Marylebone Centre in London. In the past I’ve counselled extensively for organisations like Care for the Carers, who support voluntarily carers, and Change Grow Live, who help those with problems around alcohol and substance misuse. Within the above I have worked with individuals and groups, with a variety of different needs and issues - bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, compulsive sexual behaviour, relationship issues - as well as general counselling. With my background in the performing arts, I also particularly understand the issues, pressures and challenges people face working in this realm.

I'm fully insured and a registered Member with the BACP, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and practice in accordance with their ethical framework. I am also a qualified member of ATSAC, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity.