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. Find out about Online or Phone Counselling.


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 individuals and couples. Lisa works with a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, sexual trauma and long-term illness, with particular awareness of counselling for anxiety and depression.

Individual counselling sessions (50 mins) fee £50; couple counselling (1hr) fee £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 online and sees clients by phone or Zoom. Find out about Couple Counselling and/or Online Counselling.