Team

The Growing Space is home to a team of practitioners who offer an inspiring array of complementary skills and expertise to support you through periods of challenge, change and/or development.


Susanne Barthelmes - Counsellor, MBACP

I am the founder of ‘The Growing Space’ and a consultant, facilitator, trainer and BACP registered counsellor and therapist. I am also an associate member of ACTO, the association for online counsellors and therapists and ICO registered. I can support you in a range of presenting issues including traumatic experiences, separation, bereavement, illness, relationship problems, sexuality, identity, work-related issues and other profound life challenges. I have a special interest in depression and anxiety and can help you find healthy ways of coping and improving things. I also hold a Certificate in Systemic Coaching & Constellations and love working with people looking for support when faced with decision-making crossroads in their lives.

As a person-centred, integrative counsellor, I use a range of tools and approaches (including CBT) to adapt to your individual needs. I offer face-to-face, online and telephone counselling for both short-term and long term work. We will decide together what approach best suits you; day-time and evening appointments available.

Counselling sessions (50 mins) cost £50; an initial 30 mins 'getting-to-know' session is free.

One-off intensive 1-2-1 Constellations Coaching Session (ca 2 hours) cost £125.

CONTACT SUSANNE - an initial conversation is free and without obligation. Susanne works in our Worthing Studio as well as online with Zoom and by phone.


Lisa Cook - Counsellor, MBACP

Are you finding everything you feel intense, or don't find the same enjoyment in things, or relationships have become strained? Lisa is a person-centred, integrative, BACP registered counsellor who places emphasis on getting to know and understand you and your world, to appreciate the circumstances you are finding difficult to live with. She offers short-term and long-term work with young people (13+), individuals and couples. Lisa works with a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, specific counselling for young people, acquired brain injuries, sexual trauma and long-term illness, with particular awareness of counselling for anxiety and depression.

Individual counselling sessions (50 mins) cost £50; couple counselling (1h) cost £80; an initial 'getting-to-know' session is available. If you are on a low-income there is limited availability for a reduced fee, please ask for details.

CONTACT LISA - an initial conversation is free and without obligation. Lisa works in our Worthing & Storrington Studios - she currently sees clients by phone or Zoom.