Counselling

Counselling – Clarity and Calm

I’m an experienced psychotherapist, coach and supervisor working from quiet modern rooms in Broadwater, Worthing. I work with a wide range of issues and goals to help you to get to where you want to be.

I provide both counselling and coaching and supervision – in person and online, and I’m registered with Bupa and Aviva.

How can counselling help you?

My counselling approach is essentially integrative, which means I work with a range of approaches based upon ‘what works’.

Integrative psychotherapy describes a psychotherapy approach in which elements from different schools of psychotherapy may be used.

The word ‘integrative’ in Integrative psychotherapy may also refer to integrating the personality and making it cohesive, and to the bringing together of the “affective, cognitive, behavioural, and physiological systems within a person”.

In more straightforward language, looking at the different aspects of ourselves to create a sense of understanding, harmony and clarity about who we are, issues we have to work through and how to fully be ourselves in the World.

I work collaboratively with clients in a calm and supportive way, drawing upon my own experience and the latest insights from theory, neuroscience and the quality of the therapeutic relationship.

For feedback from previous clients, please take a look at my testimonials.

My sessions with Alan were an oasis of calm

His patience and integrity gave me the courage to examine some painful experiences, and together we established a base from which I could re-evaluate my emotions and behaviour. As a result I have been able to make some life-changing decisions with greater confidence and identify those things that are really important to me. A liberating experience. Thank you Alan.

Sarah, Shoreham-by-Sea
Business Owner, CEO

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T13:13:39+00:00

Sarah, Shoreham-by-Sea
Business Owner, CEO

His patience and integrity gave me the courage to examine some painful experiences, and together we established a base from which I could re-evaluate my emotions and behaviour. As a result I have been able to make some life-changing decisions with greater confidence and identify those things that are really important to me. A liberating experience. Thank you Alan.

Within two sessions my panic attacks had stopped

His friendly and laid back manner always put me at ease no matter what we were discussing, and although he let me lead the sessions, he always made sure there was structure behind his coaching and goals to achieve.

I am a different person thanks to the work Alan and I did togther, and I am very indebted to him for all his help and support. I could not recommend his services highly enough.

Ericka, Brighton
Author

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T13:11:44+00:00

Ericka, Brighton
Author

His friendly and laid back manner always put me at ease no matter what we were discussing, and although he let me lead the sessions, he always made sure there was structure behind his coaching and goals to achieve. I am a different person thanks to the work Alan and I did togther, and I am very indebted to him for all his help and support. I could not recommend his services highly enough.

Alan was a great help for me in working out my next career steps

His experienced and flexible approach also helped me develop more productive ways of dealing with stressful situations. I have no hesitation in recommending him for others who feel life or job coaching may be beneficial.

Richard, London
I.T. Investment Banking manager

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T12:36:35+00:00

Richard, London
I.T. Investment Banking manager

His experienced and flexible approach also helped me develop more productive ways of dealing with stressful situations. I have no hesitation in recommending him for others who feel life or job coaching may be beneficial.

sometimes forgot we were in a counselling session

Alan is terrific both as a counsellor & as a coach. I used him in both capacities for about a year, dealing with some very tough problems I was having & he was great at listening, reflecting and, very gently, prompting action on my part. And his advice had an uncanny quality of always being right!

Alistair, Brighton
Senior Manager, International Development Research Organisation

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T13:21:23+00:00

Alistair, Brighton
Senior Manager, International Development Research Organisation

Alan is terrific both as a counsellor & as a coach. I used him in both capacities for about a year, dealing with some very tough problems I was having & he was great at listening, reflecting and, very gently, prompting action on my part. And his advice had an uncanny quality of always being right!

Working with Alan from day one has been beneficial for me

Once again thank you so very much for all your advice, support, information and coaching it has enabled me to make important decisions about myself and my life and has developed me more as a person.

N.H.S. Professional, Worthing

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T13:09:13+00:00

N.H.S. Professional, Worthing

Once again thank you so very much for all your advice, support, information and coaching it has enabled me to make important decisions about myself and my life and has developed me more as a person.

It didn’t take long for Alan to help

He has also shown great support in coaching me on how to deal with my fears in both my work and private life, which has increased my confidence and made me realise perhaps life isn’t as scary after all.

I would highly recommend Alan as both a counsellor and life coach to anyone needing a guiding hand to take the next steps in building your future the way you want it to be.

Emma K, London
Project Manager

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T13:23:13+00:00

Emma K, London
Project Manager

He has also shown great support in coaching me on how to deal with my fears in both my work and private life, which has increased my confidence and made me realise perhaps life isn’t as scary after all. I would highly recommend Alan as both a counsellor and life coach to anyone needing a guiding hand to take the next steps in building your future the way you want it to be.

My sessions were invaluable in helping me cope

I went to see Alan earlier this year when I was going through a difficult time. I was pretty apprehensive about counselling but he came very highly recommended by a friend. I felt a huge sense of relief immediately after I saw him for the first time. Alan is kind, easy going, very intelligent and incredibly insightful.

Jenny, Chichester

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T13:07:18+00:00

Jenny, Chichester

I went to see Alan earlier this year when I was going through a difficult time. I was pretty apprehensive about counselling but he came very highly recommended by a friend. I felt a huge sense of relief immediately after I saw him for the first time. Alan is kind, easy going, very intelligent and incredibly insightful.

Alan guided me through a concise but hugely freeing process

I set goals to clarify and explore my potential to develop myself and my business as a self-employed person, supported by Alan’s coaching.

Alan’s calm and clear approach enabled me to recognise where I am coming from and heading towards. I feel empowered and motivated to manifest this change. Thank you Alan.

Em, East Sussex
Health Practitioner and Trainer

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T12:40:02+00:00

Em, East Sussex
Health Practitioner and Trainer

I set goals to clarify and explore my potential to develop myself and my business as a self-employed person, supported by Alan’s coaching.

with Alan I felt an incredible sense of reassurance

The great thing about the sessions was that they didn’t feel clinical. On many occasions it just felt like I wasn’t in a counselling session at all and just chatting to a friend.Throughout my experience, I really trusted Alan. He was my greatest source of guidance through this tough emotional journey.

Justin, Brighton
Magazine Editor

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T12:54:19+00:00

Justin, Brighton
Magazine Editor

The great thing about the sessions was that they didn’t feel clinical. On many occasions it just felt like I wasn’t in a counselling session at all and just chatting to a friend.Throughout my experience, I really trusted Alan. He was my greatest source of guidance through this tough emotional journey.

He has given me tools and strategies to help

I was stuck between what had happened and my fears for my future. With Alan’s help I was able to work through what had happened and see a different life and career. He has given me tools and strategies to help me deal with life in a more positive way.

Karen, Shoreham-by-Sea

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T13:16:13+00:00

Karen, Shoreham-by-Sea

I was stuck between what had happened and my fears for my future. With Alan’s help I was able to work through what had happened and see a different life and career. He has given me tools and strategies to help me deal with life in a more positive way.

Working with you has been a very good experience

My sessions with you have helped me a lot when it comes to adjusting to a new professional role. You have helped me raise my self awareness and develop an understanding of unhelpful patterns and learnt behaviour and how to start to change these.

Maria, Lewes
Business Owner

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T12:41:38+00:00

Maria, Lewes
Business Owner

My sessions with you have helped me a lot when it comes to adjusting to a new professional role. You have helped me raise my self awareness and develop an understanding of unhelpful patterns and learnt behaviour and how to start to change these.

Alan has helped me at a key important juncture in my life

Through his calm and empathetic approach I have been able to work through the fog and learn more about the deepest desires and values that are important to me.

I can now use these as key components and criteria to help me ensure that my next steps embrace these.

Kevin, Brighton
Property Investor

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T12:52:31+00:00

Kevin, Brighton
Property Investor

Through his calm and empathetic approach I have been able to work through the fog and learn more about the deepest desires and values that are important to me. I can now use these as key components and criteria to help me ensure that my next steps embrace these.

I found Alan to be refreshingly straight forward

I found Alan to be refreshingly straight forward with his advice and way of working and I found our sessions to be enjoyable and enlightening. I would be happy to recommend him.

Dan, Brighton

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T13:05:41+00:00

Dan, Brighton

I found Alan to be refreshingly straight forward with his advice and way of working and I found our sessions to be enjoyable and enlightening. I would be happy to recommend him.

Alan has offered a safe, structured environment to explore new directions

Alan has a strong ability to help you explore and set new directions. He is positive and forward looking and he has taught me to be less scared of the uncertainty that change brings. He has therefore offered a refreshing perspective that other people, who are fearful of change, can struggle to offer.

Katy – International Consultant
International Consultant

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T13:18:32+00:00

Katy – International Consultant
International Consultant

Alan has a strong ability to help you explore and set new directions. He is positive and forward looking and he has taught me to be less scared of the uncertainty that change brings. He has therefore offered a refreshing perspective that other people, who are fearful of change, can struggle to offer.

Alan’s holistic approach worked brilliantly for me

I’ve been self-employed for two decades and haven’t had any professional development support in that time. I was working to the point of exhaustion, mental shut-down.

Alan was able to give me clarity, future vision and also some effective methods for managing specific situations. Alan is fantastic: a career-coach, counsellor and psychotherapist rolled into one. I recommend him highly.

Anita, Worthing

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T12:25:31+00:00

Anita, Worthing

Alan’s holistic approach worked brilliantly for me. I’m been self-employed for two decades and haven’t had any professional development support in that time. I was working point of exhaustion, mental shut-down.

Alan helped me survive a major life crisis

with understanding, gentle guidance and showed me the path away from a potential “no win” situation to a much more positive outcome than I could have ever imagined. He aided me in concentrating on what was important and making the changes to attain what I always desired.

Mark, Brighton

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T13:14:44+00:00

Mark, Brighton

with understanding, gentle guidance and showed me the path away from a potential “no win” situation to a much more positive outcome than I could have ever imagined. He aided me in concentrating on what was important and making the changes to attain what I always desired.

The perfect way to take a look at your life and re-evaluate your ambitions

Alan offers a fantastic service. Our meetings were always well structured, calm, thought provoking and left me feeling energised.

Alan helped me to realise my goals by working to achievable targets and changing my work/ life balance.

Andy
Owner, Director, Design Agency

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T12:37:59+00:00

Andy
Owner, Director, Design Agency

Alan offers a fantastic service. Our meetings were always well structured, calm, thought provoking and left me feeling energised.

I strongly recommend speaking to Alan

I sought out Alan to help me with some of the issues that I was experiencing and to develop a view of who I was and what role/environment would suit me.

We went through and used many different tools that I used and thought about to empower me. My confidence has since improved significantly and I feel altogether better and am now willing to trust people more.

Matthew, Norwich
Business Development Manager

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T12:48:16+00:00

Matthew, Norwich
Business Development Manager

I sought out Alan to help me with some of the issues that I was experiencing and to develop a view of who I was and what role/environment would suit me. We went through and used many different tools that I used and thought about to empower me. My confidence has since improved significantly and I feel altogether better and am now willing to trust people more.

I started to feel like a whole weight was being lifted

After my first session with Alan I was instantly sure that I had made the right decision in seeking help. I have learnt some amazing things about myself and some great techniques when dealing with problems, without Alan’s help I know I would have struggled through the rest of my life.

Hayley, Hove

Alan Hills, counselling, coaching and development
2016-12-02T12:46:25+00:00

Hayley, Hove

After my first session with Alan I was instantly sure that I had made the right decision in seeking help. I have learnt some amazing things about myself and some great techniques when dealing with problems, without Alan’s help I know I would have struggled through the rest of my life.

Where and how to book

Appointments are held in comfortable and modern rooms in my practice in Broadwater, Worthing. Off street parking is available and a short walk from Worthing central train station.

To discuss further please give me a call or drop me a line and I look forward to working together.

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