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Dr Kim Merrick
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Hi there, my name is Kim and I am a clinical psychologist, with two decades of experience working in NHS and local authority services with children, young people and adults. I specialise in providing psychological assessments and interventions to children (including very young children) and young people (teenagers/young adults) and in working with parents. I support children and young people with a range of presenting needs including those who are experiencing anxiety, stress, low mood and depression, difficulties with friendships, symptoms of PTSD/trauma and difficulties with relationships and behaviours at home.
Hi there, my name is Kim and I am a clinical psychologist, with two decades of experience working in NHS and local authority services with children, young people and adults. I specialise in providing psychological assessments and interventions to children (including very young children) and young people (teenagers/young adults) and in working with parents. I support children and young people with a range of presenting needs including those who are experiencing anxiety, stress, low mood and depression, difficulties with friendships, symptoms of PTSD/trauma and difficulties with relationships and behaviours at home.
01273 934605 View 01273 934605
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Vicki Hougham Creative Therapy And Supervision
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe challenges in their life including anxiety, bereavement, low mood, feelings of low self esteem and lack of confidence and mental health issues both general and diagnosed conditions. I work with clients who have been diagnosed with autism and adhd. I am also a clinical supervisor and offer 1-1 and group sessions.
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe challenges in their life including anxiety, bereavement, low mood, feelings of low self esteem and lack of confidence and mental health issues both general and diagnosed conditions. I work with clients who have been diagnosed with autism and adhd. I am also a clinical supervisor and offer 1-1 and group sessions.
01825 705522 View 01825 705522
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Craig Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lewes BN8  (Online Only)
Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my profile. I completely understand how daunting it can be to find the right counsellor for you, which is why I am here to help. My name is Craig, and I am a person-centred therapist. Essentially, what this means is that I believe in a humanistic approach to therapy that puts the client at the centre of the process.
Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my profile. I completely understand how daunting it can be to find the right counsellor for you, which is why I am here to help. My name is Craig, and I am a person-centred therapist. Essentially, what this means is that I believe in a humanistic approach to therapy that puts the client at the centre of the process.
01323 671997 View 01323 671997
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Laura Tinkl
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Sometimes children and young people can behave in ways that are difficult to understand. As their parents/carers, we can feel confused as to what might be happening for our child and how we can best help them. Your child might be behaving in ways that frighten you (e.g. violent outbursts or self-harming behaviours) or in other ways that concern you (e.g. increasingly anxious or withdrawn behaviour, refusing school etc.). You may have attended parenting courses, read books or spoken to friends/family, but still feel at a loss as to what to do to help your child and how to feel connected to them again. Now is the time to seek help.
Sometimes children and young people can behave in ways that are difficult to understand. As their parents/carers, we can feel confused as to what might be happening for our child and how we can best help them. Your child might be behaving in ways that frighten you (e.g. violent outbursts or self-harming behaviours) or in other ways that concern you (e.g. increasingly anxious or withdrawn behaviour, refusing school etc.). You may have attended parenting courses, read books or spoken to friends/family, but still feel at a loss as to what to do to help your child and how to feel connected to them again. Now is the time to seek help.
07449 546529 View 07449 546529
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Pru Utley
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Pru. Anxiety, depression, bereavement, feelings of overwhelm due to a life changing event, feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life are all struggles that can face us today. I can offer you a confidential space to talk freely; without fear of judgement. Through my own lived experiences I know how important it is to be heard, seen and understood. I will meet you with compassion and I am committed to supporting you along your counselling journey giving you the time and space to make sense and meaning of your experiences.
Hello, my name is Pru. Anxiety, depression, bereavement, feelings of overwhelm due to a life changing event, feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life are all struggles that can face us today. I can offer you a confidential space to talk freely; without fear of judgement. Through my own lived experiences I know how important it is to be heard, seen and understood. I will meet you with compassion and I am committed to supporting you along your counselling journey giving you the time and space to make sense and meaning of your experiences.
01825 703505 View 01825 703505
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Claudia Pavey, Sussex Bereavement Services
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Hello, I am Claudia and I am a bereavement specialist who understands the profound impact of grief. The deep sense of loss that it brings can be incredibly isolating and can cause powerful emotions such as guilt and regret to become part of your everyday life. Maybe grief is affecting your relationships, work, health and sense of hope for the future. You might be consumed by thoughts of the person who has died - or maybe you are struggling to sleep and eat well. These are all issues that clients commonly bring to sessions. We can explore any aspect of your loss that you wish to discuss. We can find a way through this together.
Hello, I am Claudia and I am a bereavement specialist who understands the profound impact of grief. The deep sense of loss that it brings can be incredibly isolating and can cause powerful emotions such as guilt and regret to become part of your everyday life. Maybe grief is affecting your relationships, work, health and sense of hope for the future. You might be consumed by thoughts of the person who has died - or maybe you are struggling to sleep and eat well. These are all issues that clients commonly bring to sessions. We can explore any aspect of your loss that you wish to discuss. We can find a way through this together.
01323 690152 View 01323 690152
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Rosalind Field
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Waitlist for new clients
As I work relationally and with unconscious processes I work well with any presenting issues that are related to attachment. These may be experienced as anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement issues, substance use etc. You may have difficulties forming meaningful lasting relationships or have recognised a pattern in things going wrong in your life which make you unhappy. You may have current issues with your children that are echoing past hurts of your own that need attending to. I can help you to explore these issues within the safe and holding relationship that we can create together.
As I work relationally and with unconscious processes I work well with any presenting issues that are related to attachment. These may be experienced as anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement issues, substance use etc. You may have difficulties forming meaningful lasting relationships or have recognised a pattern in things going wrong in your life which make you unhappy. You may have current issues with your children that are echoing past hurts of your own that need attending to. I can help you to explore these issues within the safe and holding relationship that we can create together.
01825 708998 View 01825 708998
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Briony Lambert
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Hello. You might be considering counselling for the first time, or have had previous experience of therapy. Whatever your situation, therapy can help. I know from experience that we're all capable of change, and finding the right counsellor can very often be the beginning of that process. Through a series of therapeutic conversations, I can help you with a range of issues including anxiety, loss, relationship and family difficulties, sadness, and questions around identity.
Hello. You might be considering counselling for the first time, or have had previous experience of therapy. Whatever your situation, therapy can help. I know from experience that we're all capable of change, and finding the right counsellor can very often be the beginning of that process. Through a series of therapeutic conversations, I can help you with a range of issues including anxiety, loss, relationship and family difficulties, sadness, and questions around identity.
01276 740035 View 01276 740035
Space to Be Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8  (Online Only)
Speaking to someone else may be the first steps you take in changing what isn’t working for you. I understand that holding painful feelings is hard, and you may be feeling anxious about reaching out for help. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where you will be heard and understood. Together we can take the time to work through issues in a way that makes sense for you.
Speaking to someone else may be the first steps you take in changing what isn’t working for you. I understand that holding painful feelings is hard, and you may be feeling anxious about reaching out for help. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where you will be heard and understood. Together we can take the time to work through issues in a way that makes sense for you.
01273 092776 View 01273 092776
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Lucinda Weis - Nature's Embrace
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
I work with survivors of boarding schools and academic hothouses. Often the strictures of these institutions, early distancing from the caregiver and the need to adapt to school/parental expectations can put the child into a survival rather than thrive mode and create difficulties for later life. These include struggles to build positive relationships including as a parent, perfectionism and at the same time feeling a failure, bullying issues, difficulties in relaxing, addictive behaviours and sleep problems. Therapy can support you to remember and reclaim parts of yourself that have got lost in your early childhood.
I work with survivors of boarding schools and academic hothouses. Often the strictures of these institutions, early distancing from the caregiver and the need to adapt to school/parental expectations can put the child into a survival rather than thrive mode and create difficulties for later life. These include struggles to build positive relationships including as a parent, perfectionism and at the same time feeling a failure, bullying issues, difficulties in relaxing, addictive behaviours and sleep problems. Therapy can support you to remember and reclaim parts of yourself that have got lost in your early childhood.
01825 705550 View 01825 705550
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Anna Hardy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Waitlist for new clients
At times life is tough and this can challenge our emotional health and well being, making us feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, angry or lacking in self esteem. You may be finding it difficult to put words to your current feelings or make any sense of what you are experiencing and this can be both frightening and isolating. I believe counselling can be a transformative and meaningful experience, with change made possible through a supportive therapeutic relationship, which helps us to move towards acceptance of self or empowerment to positive change. As such, I am dedicated to bringing about healing and growth in others.
At times life is tough and this can challenge our emotional health and well being, making us feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, angry or lacking in self esteem. You may be finding it difficult to put words to your current feelings or make any sense of what you are experiencing and this can be both frightening and isolating. I believe counselling can be a transformative and meaningful experience, with change made possible through a supportive therapeutic relationship, which helps us to move towards acceptance of self or empowerment to positive change. As such, I am dedicated to bringing about healing and growth in others.
01273 032500 View 01273 032500
Photo of Caroline Mills, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Caroline Mills
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Hi, I am Caroline and I have chosen to specialise in working with bereavement because it brings unique, unanticipated challenges and losses that are often misunderstood. There are many incorrect and unhelpful assumptions about what grief should look or feel like and how long it should last. These ideas, alongside the impact of grief on every corner of life and identity, and experiencing confusing and intense emotions, can cause people to feel worried, alone and overwhelmed. My aim is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of the bereavement process, and what has been of help to others, to support and reassure you.
Hi, I am Caroline and I have chosen to specialise in working with bereavement because it brings unique, unanticipated challenges and losses that are often misunderstood. There are many incorrect and unhelpful assumptions about what grief should look or feel like and how long it should last. These ideas, alongside the impact of grief on every corner of life and identity, and experiencing confusing and intense emotions, can cause people to feel worried, alone and overwhelmed. My aim is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of the bereavement process, and what has been of help to others, to support and reassure you.
01273 092589 View 01273 092589
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Susan Brown-Jones- Embrace Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Life can be really hard sometimes, difficult things happen or people struggle emotionally for a variety of reasons. Lots of people need support at some time in their lives for themselves or people they care for. I genuinely believe that most people who are struggling want to improve their situation and need support to enable them to be and feel the best they can. However, just because you did not cause all your problems does not mean you do not have to work to try to make things better. That is where I can help, providing support, therapy and specialist assessment for young people and adults.
Life can be really hard sometimes, difficult things happen or people struggle emotionally for a variety of reasons. Lots of people need support at some time in their lives for themselves or people they care for. I genuinely believe that most people who are struggling want to improve their situation and need support to enable them to be and feel the best they can. However, just because you did not cause all your problems does not mean you do not have to work to try to make things better. That is where I can help, providing support, therapy and specialist assessment for young people and adults.
07726 278356 View 07726 278356
Photo of Francesca Rutherford, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Francesca Rutherford
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lewes BN8
I am a Ukcp registered parent infant psychotherapist. I work with pregnant women and couples, parents/keycarers and their babies. My aim is to offer help when parents are struggling with their relationship with their unborn or new babies, the 1001 Critical Days.
I am a Ukcp registered parent infant psychotherapist. I work with pregnant women and couples, parents/keycarers and their babies. My aim is to offer help when parents are struggling with their relationship with their unborn or new babies, the 1001 Critical Days.
07403 609325 View 07403 609325
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Angie Osborne Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
There are times in your life when you may encounter difficult challenges, feel overwhelmed, stuck & find yourself struggling. You don't need to face this alone. As a Counselling clinician I integrate a range of counselling approaches aiming to work alongside you towards a better understanding of yourself & the issues you are going through. My approach is Humanistic Integrative & Person Centred based which means I tailor the way I work to suit the needs of each person.
There are times in your life when you may encounter difficult challenges, feel overwhelmed, stuck & find yourself struggling. You don't need to face this alone. As a Counselling clinician I integrate a range of counselling approaches aiming to work alongside you towards a better understanding of yourself & the issues you are going through. My approach is Humanistic Integrative & Person Centred based which means I tailor the way I work to suit the needs of each person.
01273 121279 View 01273 121279
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Ian Caley Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome, I'm Ian Caley and I specialise in helping people explore their drug and alcohol use and overcome addiction. I'll work with you to design a new life in a safe, confidential, collaborative way. No judgements, just understanding. Maybe you just want to cut down, gain control. Maybe things are getting a little more drastic. I've years of experience, personally and therapeutically, and I know it's not as simple as just putting down the substance- There's the past; trauma from childhood, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, misplaced coping mechanisms. We'll find solutions. Get in touch to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
Welcome, I'm Ian Caley and I specialise in helping people explore their drug and alcohol use and overcome addiction. I'll work with you to design a new life in a safe, confidential, collaborative way. No judgements, just understanding. Maybe you just want to cut down, gain control. Maybe things are getting a little more drastic. I've years of experience, personally and therapeutically, and I know it's not as simple as just putting down the substance- There's the past; trauma from childhood, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, misplaced coping mechanisms. We'll find solutions. Get in touch to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
01273 092734 View 01273 092734
Photo of Lisa Dando, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Lisa Dando
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
It's not always an easy decision to come for therapy and you may decide to come to seek additional support for something that has been worrying you for a while or due to a current upset such as a relationship breakdown or bereavement. I am a professionally qualified therapist with over 15 years experience. The therapeutic relationship allows you the time and space to explore things that are causing you distress and/or anxiety. I can help you to explore your past and how it may help you to understand your current situation. I give you the opportunity to explore the way you are feeling and gain a more empowered sense of self.
It's not always an easy decision to come for therapy and you may decide to come to seek additional support for something that has been worrying you for a while or due to a current upset such as a relationship breakdown or bereavement. I am a professionally qualified therapist with over 15 years experience. The therapeutic relationship allows you the time and space to explore things that are causing you distress and/or anxiety. I can help you to explore your past and how it may help you to understand your current situation. I give you the opportunity to explore the way you are feeling and gain a more empowered sense of self.
01273 934602 View 01273 934602
Photo of Lucy Tucknott, BACP, Counsellor
Lucy Tucknott
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
There are many reasons why we seek support from counselling - all of which matter to me. First and foremost I am a human being with lived experience and this mutual connection is where we start our journey. My passion is to accomany you to move from a place of suffering, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, disconnection and oftentimes overwhelm to a place of stability and a more present and connected way of living your life. I do this by creating a safe space for you to be heard, where together we will explore what needs tending to.
There are many reasons why we seek support from counselling - all of which matter to me. First and foremost I am a human being with lived experience and this mutual connection is where we start our journey. My passion is to accomany you to move from a place of suffering, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, disconnection and oftentimes overwhelm to a place of stability and a more present and connected way of living your life. I do this by creating a safe space for you to be heard, where together we will explore what needs tending to.
07403 933088 View 07403 933088
Photo of Tara Kaikini, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Tara Kaikini
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Everyone struggles at different times and sometimes it can feel too much for us alone. If you would like to talk with a professional, someone unconnected to your family and friends, I would like to offer my help. I aim to create a warm, safe therapeutic space and will work with you in a way that is guided by you and your needs.
Everyone struggles at different times and sometimes it can feel too much for us alone. If you would like to talk with a professional, someone unconnected to your family and friends, I would like to offer my help. I aim to create a warm, safe therapeutic space and will work with you in a way that is guided by you and your needs.
01276 983440 View 01276 983440
Photo of John Davis, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
John Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist who has worked in depth with both adolescents & adults dealing with a variety of issues; depression, bereavement, sexuality, anxiety, relationships and complex life issues which sometimes cause us distress in our life. For me it is important to get to know you and learn where you would like the focus of our work to be. I can offer you a safe space in which we can explore your issues and gain new perspectives on them; hopefully enabling you to move forward in life
Welcome. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist who has worked in depth with both adolescents & adults dealing with a variety of issues; depression, bereavement, sexuality, anxiety, relationships and complex life issues which sometimes cause us distress in our life. For me it is important to get to know you and learn where you would like the focus of our work to be. I can offer you a safe space in which we can explore your issues and gain new perspectives on them; hopefully enabling you to move forward in life
020 3962 1276 View 020 3962 1276
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BN8

30+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in BN8 who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
77% Bereavement
77% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
75% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in BN8 see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BN8?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.