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Jenny Stewart
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lewes BN7
I realise that seeking therapy may feel daunting and I know how important it is that you find a therapist you can trust with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Perhaps you have come to a time in your life when you feel you need some extra support for whatever challenges and difficulties you are facing. It may be that you have suffered a loss, a relationship issue or experienced a significant life event or that you feel the weight of depression or anxiety. Perhaps you have decided the time is right to try to make some changes in your life.
I realise that seeking therapy may feel daunting and I know how important it is that you find a therapist you can trust with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Perhaps you have come to a time in your life when you feel you need some extra support for whatever challenges and difficulties you are facing. It may be that you have suffered a loss, a relationship issue or experienced a significant life event or that you feel the weight of depression or anxiety. Perhaps you have decided the time is right to try to make some changes in your life.
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Karen Baguley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I provide a safe and secure place to discuss issues and look for long-term solutions to increase your mental wellbeing. Whether you are stressed, anxious or depressed and for whatever reason, you are looking for help now, finding an accredited therapist is the first step to feeling better.
I provide a safe and secure place to discuss issues and look for long-term solutions to increase your mental wellbeing. Whether you are stressed, anxious or depressed and for whatever reason, you are looking for help now, finding an accredited therapist is the first step to feeling better.
01273 092157 View 01273 092157
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Jo Baker
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Specialist counselling service for women. Maybe you’ve been through a difficult patch recently, and you’re feeling low or anxious. Maybe you don’t really have anything specific to talk about, just a general feeling of not-quite-rightness. Or maybe you’ve been through something traumatic in your past that seems to affect you in your life today. I want to support my clients to find a way to live more deeply, with meaning and purpose and clarity, alongside the many and varied losses in every life. When we are able to be as we are and feel as we feel, then I believe we all are the stronger for it.
Specialist counselling service for women. Maybe you’ve been through a difficult patch recently, and you’re feeling low or anxious. Maybe you don’t really have anything specific to talk about, just a general feeling of not-quite-rightness. Or maybe you’ve been through something traumatic in your past that seems to affect you in your life today. I want to support my clients to find a way to live more deeply, with meaning and purpose and clarity, alongside the many and varied losses in every life. When we are able to be as we are and feel as we feel, then I believe we all are the stronger for it.
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Danelle Prytherch
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I am a Clinical Psychologist dedicated to supporting people navigating the complexities of modern life. With over 15 years of experience in mental health, I offer a range of talking therapies in a safe and confidential environment. After a process of assessment and collaborative formulation of your difficulties, we will work with tailored, evidence based psychological interventions. Please get in touch if you are interested in working together.
I am a Clinical Psychologist dedicated to supporting people navigating the complexities of modern life. With over 15 years of experience in mental health, I offer a range of talking therapies in a safe and confidential environment. After a process of assessment and collaborative formulation of your difficulties, we will work with tailored, evidence based psychological interventions. Please get in touch if you are interested in working together.
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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
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Sarah Brown
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Are you are anxious, depressed, stressed and struggling to cope? Are you feeling that old issues and feelings are overwhelming you? As an EMDR Practitioner, I can help with these unmanageable feelings. In an initial session we can discuss your problems, your goals and work out a treatment plan. I offer EMDR and we target specific traumatic experiences and symptoms. A large body of neuroscience research has found that working at a subcortical level, using EMDR, effectively reprocesses experiences that are stuck in your body and your nervous system. After EMDR you are likely to feel much less dys-regulated.
Are you are anxious, depressed, stressed and struggling to cope? Are you feeling that old issues and feelings are overwhelming you? As an EMDR Practitioner, I can help with these unmanageable feelings. In an initial session we can discuss your problems, your goals and work out a treatment plan. I offer EMDR and we target specific traumatic experiences and symptoms. A large body of neuroscience research has found that working at a subcortical level, using EMDR, effectively reprocesses experiences that are stuck in your body and your nervous system. After EMDR you are likely to feel much less dys-regulated.
07447 586807 View 07447 586807
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Dr Sophie Fenton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I am a clinical psychologist with extensive experience of helping adults through a range of life challenges, emotional, psychological, and relational difficulties – predominantly within the NHS, and more recently in private practice. I understand that anybody can experience periods of distress and life can throw challenges that are difficult to navigate. Examples of issues that I have supported people with include low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, psychosis, low self-esteem, insomnia, trauma, interpersonal issues, abuse, grief, loss, stress, chronic health conditions, being a carer, and issues around identity.
I am a clinical psychologist with extensive experience of helping adults through a range of life challenges, emotional, psychological, and relational difficulties – predominantly within the NHS, and more recently in private practice. I understand that anybody can experience periods of distress and life can throw challenges that are difficult to navigate. Examples of issues that I have supported people with include low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, psychosis, low self-esteem, insomnia, trauma, interpersonal issues, abuse, grief, loss, stress, chronic health conditions, being a carer, and issues around identity.
01276 748071 View 01276 748071
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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Joe M Online Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Joe, someone you can really talk to. We can talk about relationship problems, we can talk about grief and bereavement, we can talk about feeling stuck, feeling depressed or anxious - we can talk about whatever you need.
Hi, I'm Joe, someone you can really talk to. We can talk about relationship problems, we can talk about grief and bereavement, we can talk about feeling stuck, feeling depressed or anxious - we can talk about whatever you need.
01273 092864 View 01273 092864
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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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Yana Valcheva
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
As a counsellor, I am passionate about my work and I am well-equipped to support you in a variety of ways depending on your needs. ​With a background in both art and psychology, I have developed a unique understanding of the powerful role that creative expression plays in promoting healing and personal growth. Alongside talking, you may find yourself at a place outside the realm of words, I would like to invite you to express yourself through art, play, sand, movement or sound.
As a counsellor, I am passionate about my work and I am well-equipped to support you in a variety of ways depending on your needs. ​With a background in both art and psychology, I have developed a unique understanding of the powerful role that creative expression plays in promoting healing and personal growth. Alongside talking, you may find yourself at a place outside the realm of words, I would like to invite you to express yourself through art, play, sand, movement or sound.
01273 092789 View 01273 092789
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Mary Gordon-Cumming
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Choosing the right therapist can feel impossible especially when you're already feeling low, overwhelmed or disconnected. I offer a free first session so you can meet me and see if you think you'd like to work together. I’m down to earth and approachable and will create a supportive space for you and all your feelings so you can explore whatever it is that’s weighing you down. I want you to feel truly seen and heard. Often that’s all it takes to find a fresh perspective but I can also push and challenge you to help break away from whatever it is that’s been holding you back. You don’t have to figure everything out on your own.
Choosing the right therapist can feel impossible especially when you're already feeling low, overwhelmed or disconnected. I offer a free first session so you can meet me and see if you think you'd like to work together. I’m down to earth and approachable and will create a supportive space for you and all your feelings so you can explore whatever it is that’s weighing you down. I want you to feel truly seen and heard. Often that’s all it takes to find a fresh perspective but I can also push and challenge you to help break away from whatever it is that’s been holding you back. You don’t have to figure everything out on your own.
01273 934720 View 01273 934720
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Anna Cohen
Psychotherapist, PhD, ACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I am a Senior Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience working in the NHS and independently. I usually work with children and young people up to the age of 25. I also offer consultations and therapeutic parenting sessions to parents and other family members who may be caring for a child. I see children and young people with a range of needs, including trauma, anxiety and low mood. I often work with clients who are neurodiverse or have a learning difficulty. I am experienced at working with clients with histories of self harm and eating disorders.
I am a Senior Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience working in the NHS and independently. I usually work with children and young people up to the age of 25. I also offer consultations and therapeutic parenting sessions to parents and other family members who may be caring for a child. I see children and young people with a range of needs, including trauma, anxiety and low mood. I often work with clients who are neurodiverse or have a learning difficulty. I am experienced at working with clients with histories of self harm and eating disorders.
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Julie Skeffington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Hello and a warm welcome. Sometimes it can be hard to find the right counsellor, especially if you are feeling lost, anxious, low or completely overwhelmed by life. The process of finding someone who you feel comfortable with can be confusing and perhaps a little daunting and yet it is so important to find the right person for you. I hope this goes some way to helping you making that decision. Something may have happened in your life such as a loss, a traumatic event, a relationship breakdown, or you may just feel you have ‘lost’ yourself along the way. Perhaps you feel lonely, confused, trapped or in complete despair?
Hello and a warm welcome. Sometimes it can be hard to find the right counsellor, especially if you are feeling lost, anxious, low or completely overwhelmed by life. The process of finding someone who you feel comfortable with can be confusing and perhaps a little daunting and yet it is so important to find the right person for you. I hope this goes some way to helping you making that decision. Something may have happened in your life such as a loss, a traumatic event, a relationship breakdown, or you may just feel you have ‘lost’ yourself along the way. Perhaps you feel lonely, confused, trapped or in complete despair?
01273 092098 View 01273 092098
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John Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
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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Claire Prendergast
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lewes BN7
My approach is to offer a safe and non-judgemental space in which you can explore the experiences in your life that are causing you difficulty, or those areas that you wish to take a deeper look at in order to understand more fully. There are no areas or issues that are excluded from our therapy sessions and I will meet you with compassion and curiosity, inviting a present moment exploration of your feelings, thoughts and experiences.
My approach is to offer a safe and non-judgemental space in which you can explore the experiences in your life that are causing you difficulty, or those areas that you wish to take a deeper look at in order to understand more fully. There are no areas or issues that are excluded from our therapy sessions and I will meet you with compassion and curiosity, inviting a present moment exploration of your feelings, thoughts and experiences.
01825 705365 View 01825 705365
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Thaddeus Hickman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I’m an experienced integrative therapist working with individuals struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and relationship issues. You may feel that you are struggling with these issues alone and that you can’t talk to your partner, friends or family. You might worry that these issues keep repeating themselves and that you will always feel stuck. I work with clients to explore their current emotional concerns to understand underlying and often unseen issues. It is this process that opens up positive change.
I’m an experienced integrative therapist working with individuals struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and relationship issues. You may feel that you are struggling with these issues alone and that you can’t talk to your partner, friends or family. You might worry that these issues keep repeating themselves and that you will always feel stuck. I work with clients to explore their current emotional concerns to understand underlying and often unseen issues. It is this process that opens up positive change.
020 3994 2303 View 020 3994 2303
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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
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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Alex Francis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
If you’re feeling sad, anxious or lost, struggling with relationships, or stuck in familiar negative patterns of thoughts or behaviour, please contact me to see how counselling can help.
If you’re feeling sad, anxious or lost, struggling with relationships, or stuck in familiar negative patterns of thoughts or behaviour, please contact me to see how counselling can help.
07446 971967 View 07446 971967

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lewes

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Lewes who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
84% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
74% Bereavement
72% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% AXA PPP
55% Aviva
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Lewes see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lewes?

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.