Abi Van den Dyck

DIP CST. DIP HYP CS. LNRPC LAPHP MBACP MNCPS MNHS

Home visits | Online | Phone | Walk and Talk

Fees and Availability

From £ to £ a Session

I offer lower cost counselling and discounts to clients in receipt of benefits. 

Initial Consultations

  • I offer a free initial telephone session
  • I offer a free initial online session
  • I offer a free discovery call

Spoken Languages

  • English

Location

Types of client:

Young People (11-18 Years) Mature Adults (65+ Years) Familes Children (Up to 11) Adults (18-65 Years)
Hello and a very warm welcome to you, my name is Abi Van den Dyck and I am a qualified and fully insured Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist. I achieved my Hypnotherapy Diploma in 2021 and my Professional Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma in 2022.

First and foremost I am Mum to 3 beautiful boys and I live in West Sussex. I have a vast array of life experiences both professionally and personally, positive and challenging. I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with a diverse range of clients, this includes working as a Counsellor in a local Sixth Form college supporting teenagers, as well as supporting adults, adolescents and children within the context of a counselling agency setting. I have a specialist interest in supporting anxiety, grief, loss and trauma but can help with a wide range of issues. I am also passionate about supporting the mental wellbeing of the more vulnerable in society, children/adults with special educational needs and disabilities and parent carers. Being a parent carer myself to a child with complex needs provides me with the skills, tools and knowledge to understand and empathise with both the rewards and stress that is inherent with this privileged but challenging role. I also offer lower cost counselling and discounts to anyone in receipt of benefits.  

I have a very warm and friendly nature and a deep passion for helping and supporting others. I am passionate about my work and through my commitment to continued personal and professional development I have developed a wide range of skills in working with both young people and adults. I work in a person centered way with an integrative/pluralistic approach, I will offer you a safe, confidential and trusted space to explore your issues and together we will find the style that best suits you, and I will adapt my approach and review our progress regularly to continue to meet your needs as an individual. 

I hold extra Diplomas in Advanced Awareness in Autism, Child Counselling and Grief and Bereavement, all with Distinction and I work for a local charity that supports parent carers of children with Autism, ADHD and special educational needs and disabilities.

I work with a wide range of issues and can help with the following to name a few:

  • Low self esteem and confidence
  • Grief, bereavement and loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Overthinking and procrastinating
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationships and relational conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and thought reframing
  • Breathing techniques
  • Adolescent and teens issues
  • Trauma
  • Body image
  • Stress and overwhelm
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Fears and phobias
  • Self Harm
  • Hypnosis

The most important thing to me is the therapeutic relationship I have with you, I will build a relationship of warmth, trust, care, support and empowerment and I will work at your pace. I will help you find the real you amongst the turbulence of life that continues around us, both in the outside environment and inside the mind. I will listen to you empathically, I will give you space to be fully heard with no judgement, and together we will develop strategies if needed to both help and support you in the future.

I can help with:

Weight loss
Trauma
Stress
Self esteem
Relationships
Public speaking
PTSD
Phobias
Panic
Low self confidence
Jealousy
Grief
Fears
Exam stress
Driving anxiety
Depression
Confidence
Chronic Fatigue
Anxiety
Anger
Agoraphobia

Additional Information

Thank you for reading about me and I look forward to working with you if you feel I am right for you and whenever you feel ready.

Other Therapies:

Transactional Analysis (TA), Psychotherapy, Life Coaching, Havening®, Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH)

Training, Qualifications and Experience

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Theory (DIP CST.)

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (DIP HYP CS.)

Licentiate of The National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (LNRPC)

Licentiate of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (LAPHP)

Member British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Member National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

Member National Hypnotherapy Society (NHS)

Diploma in Autism Awareness – Distinction

Diploma in Child Counselling – Distinction

Safeguarding Adults & Children Level 1 & 2

Suicide Awareness Certificate

First Aid at Work Certificate

Record checks and disclosures:

I have been DBS checked and cleared