Annie Shannon

Humanistic Counsellor (adults and young people)

Diploma in Humanistic Creative Counselling


Hi I'm Annie, I offer calm, down to earth counselling in the Sussex area. There are many different reasons that people seek counselling, sometimes a current life event (such as bereavement or divorce), past experiences, trauma or an ongoing health condition might be better navigated with the support of a trained counsellor - other times there might simply be value in getting to know ourselves better, exploring and challenging long-held beliefs, behaviours, habits ... whatever brings you, I'm happy you're here and would like to help. I know from experience how overwhelming and confusing it can be when faced with pages of therapists to choose from, as such I offer a free online 15 min session and/or a reduced fee face to face session - in order that you might get a better idea of what counselling might feel like with me.

ADHDAdoption IssuesAnxietyBereavementCouples CounselingDepressionGender IdentityInsomniaLoss or GriefOCDRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSuicidal IdeationWomen’s Issues

I am a calm, compassionate and creative counsellor - by creative I mean to say that I am not rigid or formulaic in my approach, recognising everyone is different, with different needs- i.e. some people find sitting in a peaceful, indoor environment, to be their ideal counselling meeting place, whereas others might prefer 'walk and talk' sessions -outdoors in nature - walking side by side with their counsellor, and some people find it useful to actually work creatively within their sessions i.e. with art, dreams, sandplay etc ... we can be creative together in deciding what method and environment will suit you best.

I decided to retrain as a counsellor after experiencing for myself the benefits a healing and empowering therapeutic relationship can bring. To date I have worked with clients from 9 years old - up to 70s and 80s, in areas including: bereavement, self-harm, neurodivergence, ill health, depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria and relationships.

Type of Therapy
  • Existential
  • Experiential
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Sand Tray
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)

Hove, Brighton and Hurstpierpoint