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Accessing therapy can be a daunting prospect for many people. To tell a complete stranger your problems takes courage. If you are ready and take that step into the counselling room, it will give you the opportunity to explore thoughts, feelings and concerns that are important to you in a safe and confidential setting. Counselling provides a space for growth and development, wisdom and wellbeing, confidence and creativity.

Whatever your difficulties might be, I am here to offer you a safe non-judgmental space for you to explore. Moving at your own pace, we can identify the issues that are effecting your life, which will in time empower you to understand yourself better and will give you the strength to make better choices for yourself and improve your life to reach your full potential.

With a greater acceptance and understanding of why we behave the way we do when things become much clearer, we can begin to live more fulfilling lives. We can create better relationships with ourselves resulting in more fulfilling relationship with others.

Individual Therapy

I offer sessions for individuals with a wide range of issues: Anxiety, depression, low moods, OCD, conflict resolution, relationship issues, fertility, miscarriage, panic attacks, addictions, weight issues and low self-esteem, bereavement and many more.

Couples Counselling

I have counselled couples for a number of years. I feel privileged when couples let me into their intimate relationship and show me up close what the issues are. It is a unique relationship. My aim is not to fix your relationship but to help you to fix your relationship. I work with affairs, new parents as well as couples going through break ups, separation, adoption and fertility issues, depression and anxiety within the relationship. I help couples learn how to become more intimate and communicate effectively about sex. Most importantly I help couples learn how to communicate properly and resolve conflicts.

Weight loss Therapy

Obesity can cause low self-esteem and depression. The most common problem is an unhealthy attachment to food. I can help you to recognise the patterns around comfort eating and help you start making healthier choices around food.


My name is Ivana Coombes BA (Hons) in Humanistic counselling, Adv. Dip. couples therapy. I am a fully qualified professional counsellor and psychotherapist working in the Horsham area. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am registered as a senior counsellor with Relate.


My private counselling room in located in the centre of Horsham where there is free street parking after 10 am. I have morning and evening appointments available. Directions will be provided when the initial session is booked.

Cost of sessions

  • Individual: £40
  • Couples £50
  • Counselling students: £30

Cancellation policy: If you for any reason need to cancel your session I would politely ask you to notify me 24 hours before your session otherwise I will still charge you for missed sessions.


Degree-Qualified Counsellor

B.A. (hons) Humanistic counselling including art therapy, short term therapy, Solution focus therapy. University of Chichester

Advanced University Diploma

Advanced diploma in Psychodynamic and Systemic theory (Relate Institute, Awarded by University of Hull)

Further Courses

Advanced diploma in Psychodynamic and Systemic theory (Relate Institute, Awarded by University of Hull) Further training: Drugs Weight issues using therapeutic intervations. Couples therapy working with issues related to affair, Domestic violence prevention. Safety plans. Working with trauma, bereavement with couples and individuals. NLP and CBT. Using art in counselling room, movement therapy stone therapy, sand tray therapy. Couples therapy working with affairs New parents therapy Divorce separation therapy Support for parent and children going through divorce.


Iva has a sense of humour, but is also very compassionate, which has helped with my anxiety problems. I actually looked forward to my sessions! I feel happier than I’ve felt in a long time, and I’m now more self-aware and self-accepting.
With Iva’s help I feel like a light bulb has been switched on, and I understand myself more now which has allowed me to move on from dark place to a much more effective way of thinking.
I feel excited… like my life has just begun, I’m looking forward to my future now, I understand myself more now, and have developed some skills that will help me in the future. Counselling helped me to engage in new and healthy relationships.

Contact Me

Please use the form below or phone me on: 07399 201008