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The Purple Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Tara and I am here to hear you. I am a Person Centred Counsellor which means I create a safe space so you are able to freely talk about anything you want. The focus is on you, whether it's present day troubles or something bothering you from your past. Do you feel like something or some one has stolen your joy? Sometimes we are feeling anxious, sad or angry with ourselves, other people or just life in general. I am able to help you explore those feelings and identify ways to the joy again in everyday life. I am also a Christian and happy to incorporate prayer and Biblical input into our sessions.
Hello, my name is Tara and I am here to hear you. I am a Person Centred Counsellor which means I create a safe space so you are able to freely talk about anything you want. The focus is on you, whether it's present day troubles or something bothering you from your past. Do you feel like something or some one has stolen your joy? Sometimes we are feeling anxious, sad or angry with ourselves, other people or just life in general. I am able to help you explore those feelings and identify ways to the joy again in everyday life. I am also a Christian and happy to incorporate prayer and Biblical input into our sessions.
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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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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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Naomi Ayers
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Are you feeling trapped by your anxiety or depression, stuck in a toxic relationship or overwhelmed with grief? I can help you navigate these feelings, work towards finding your sense of self again and rediscover the purpose and clarity you may have lost. I am an experienced and qualified humanistic counsellor who is passionate about supporting you to explore what brings you to therapy.
Are you feeling trapped by your anxiety or depression, stuck in a toxic relationship or overwhelmed with grief? I can help you navigate these feelings, work towards finding your sense of self again and rediscover the purpose and clarity you may have lost. I am an experienced and qualified humanistic counsellor who is passionate about supporting you to explore what brings you to therapy.
01273 059929 View 01273 059929
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Rebecca Wilson Green
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I offer both short-term and long-term support - using creative and expressive arts to help you to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings, especially if you sometimes have difficulty putting things into words. I welcome people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and people who are neurodivergent, including late-diagnosed or self-diagnosed autistic adults. I am committed to anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice, and I provide inclusive, non-judgemental support - particularly for people who have experienced stigma or discrimination in the past.
I offer both short-term and long-term support - using creative and expressive arts to help you to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings, especially if you sometimes have difficulty putting things into words. I welcome people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and people who are neurodivergent, including late-diagnosed or self-diagnosed autistic adults. I am committed to anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice, and I provide inclusive, non-judgemental support - particularly for people who have experienced stigma or discrimination in the past.
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Photo of Sarah Hirigoyen, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Sarah Hirigoyen
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
My ideal client would be someone who already knows themselves a little, has possibly been in therapy before, so understands the path ahead. Someone who is emotionally intelligent and truth seeking; perhaps someone who seeks a deeper understanding of themselves, their context and their relationships.
My ideal client would be someone who already knows themselves a little, has possibly been in therapy before, so understands the path ahead. Someone who is emotionally intelligent and truth seeking; perhaps someone who seeks a deeper understanding of themselves, their context and their relationships.
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Sebastian Juliussen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I am a dedicated therapeutic counsellor with a passion for walking with individuals through their unique paths of growth. I embrace a philosophy of accompaniment. My foundation lies in person-centered therapy, where I believe in the power of authentic connections to foster true and lasting healing. My approach is deeply relational and integrates mindfulness-based cognitive methods, recognizing the impact of mind-body awareness on overall well-being. This approach allows us to explore your inner emotional landscape, empowering you to navigate challenges and embrace your authentic self.
I am a dedicated therapeutic counsellor with a passion for walking with individuals through their unique paths of growth. I embrace a philosophy of accompaniment. My foundation lies in person-centered therapy, where I believe in the power of authentic connections to foster true and lasting healing. My approach is deeply relational and integrates mindfulness-based cognitive methods, recognizing the impact of mind-body awareness on overall well-being. This approach allows us to explore your inner emotional landscape, empowering you to navigate challenges and embrace your authentic self.
01273 092246 View 01273 092246
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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
Photo of Simon Buckland, MSc, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Simon Buckland
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Do you ever think that your life could be so much happier or more satisfying than it is? Counselling could be the first step towards making it so. Many of us grow up with negative influences around us: indifference, criticism, insecurity, rejection, sometimes even hostility and aggression. As we grow up we find ourselves absorbing these energies, and in adult life they show up as low self-esteem, as anxiety, as outbursts of rage or as depression. They interfere with our work, with our relationships and with our ability to enjoy and make the most of our lives.
Do you ever think that your life could be so much happier or more satisfying than it is? Counselling could be the first step towards making it so. Many of us grow up with negative influences around us: indifference, criticism, insecurity, rejection, sometimes even hostility and aggression. As we grow up we find ourselves absorbing these energies, and in adult life they show up as low self-esteem, as anxiety, as outbursts of rage or as depression. They interfere with our work, with our relationships and with our ability to enjoy and make the most of our lives.
020 3893 2809 View 020 3893 2809
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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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Lizzie Gilbert
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Hello, I'm a warm intuitive person-centred therapist with 10 years counselling experience. Working in beautiful calm rooms in central Lewes, Brighton and online therapy via Zoom/ Skype. You may be experiencing loss of a loved one, a break up of a relationship, or a loss of any kind. You may have issues from the past affecting your well-being now. You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, fearful, depressed. I'm highly skilled at listening and supporting people. Coming for therapy sessions can bring you a sense of relief, clarity and the potential for change. Together in collaboration - we can find a way forward in your life.
Hello, I'm a warm intuitive person-centred therapist with 10 years counselling experience. Working in beautiful calm rooms in central Lewes, Brighton and online therapy via Zoom/ Skype. You may be experiencing loss of a loved one, a break up of a relationship, or a loss of any kind. You may have issues from the past affecting your well-being now. You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, fearful, depressed. I'm highly skilled at listening and supporting people. Coming for therapy sessions can bring you a sense of relief, clarity and the potential for change. Together in collaboration - we can find a way forward in your life.
01273 092198 View 01273 092198
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Sacha Allistone
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
We will all encounter challenges during our lives. It can be difficult to ask for help but in reaching out we show strength - it takes courage to be vulnerable, open up and acknowledge we need support. I specialise in working with low self esteem, transforming deep-rooted issues, anxiety, depression and feelings of being stuck - whether it be in your relationship, in your job, or life in general. I have been working on an individual basis with clients both short and long term since 2015. Counselling can allow you to gain inner clarity and strength, as well as help you to live a more meaningful life.
We will all encounter challenges during our lives. It can be difficult to ask for help but in reaching out we show strength - it takes courage to be vulnerable, open up and acknowledge we need support. I specialise in working with low self esteem, transforming deep-rooted issues, anxiety, depression and feelings of being stuck - whether it be in your relationship, in your job, or life in general. I have been working on an individual basis with clients both short and long term since 2015. Counselling can allow you to gain inner clarity and strength, as well as help you to live a more meaningful life.
07449 021493 View 07449 021493
Photo of Paul Skinner, MBACP, Counsellor
Paul Skinner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lewes BN7
There are many reasons you may be seeking counselling but I imagine you are wanting something to change. My aim is to facilitate a relationship that is tailored to you and created with you. This provides the conditions for you to freely and safely explore the challenges you may face as well as the trauma or difficulties you have experienced. Counselling is not only about what we think of ourselves and our life but more importantly, our felt sense of ourselves and our visceral experience of life. Giving space and awareness to our experience is what informs us of what is needed for healing, growth and change.
There are many reasons you may be seeking counselling but I imagine you are wanting something to change. My aim is to facilitate a relationship that is tailored to you and created with you. This provides the conditions for you to freely and safely explore the challenges you may face as well as the trauma or difficulties you have experienced. Counselling is not only about what we think of ourselves and our life but more importantly, our felt sense of ourselves and our visceral experience of life. Giving space and awareness to our experience is what informs us of what is needed for healing, growth and change.
01273 092586 View 01273 092586
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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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Dr Jacqueline Ann Hayes
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Hello, my name is Jacqueline and I am a psychotherapist and counsellor working online and in Lewes to help adults and young people to create positive changes. At the moment, you may be feeling overwhelmed by your emotions. Trauma, abuse, or neglect from the past may be haunting you. You may be approaching a life transition with anxiety and fear. You may feel too detached or numb to connect with the good things in your life.
Hello, my name is Jacqueline and I am a psychotherapist and counsellor working online and in Lewes to help adults and young people to create positive changes. At the moment, you may be feeling overwhelmed by your emotions. Trauma, abuse, or neglect from the past may be haunting you. You may be approaching a life transition with anxiety and fear. You may feel too detached or numb to connect with the good things in your life.
01273 092331 View 01273 092331
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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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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 Simon Greenwood, BPC, Psychotherapist
Simon Greenwood
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 10 years experience. I work full-time seeing individual adult clients (only) and I hope that my approach is experienced as warm, non-judgmental and relational. Whatever has led you to look for a therapist today, my own view is that current persistent difficulties in life have their roots in the past. And I believe that it is only by getting underneath these symptoms and trying to understand where they come from that real and lasting change can take place. But just to sit with someone who will listen attentively and without judgement can be a completely new experience for many people.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 10 years experience. I work full-time seeing individual adult clients (only) and I hope that my approach is experienced as warm, non-judgmental and relational. Whatever has led you to look for a therapist today, my own view is that current persistent difficulties in life have their roots in the past. And I believe that it is only by getting underneath these symptoms and trying to understand where they come from that real and lasting change can take place. But just to sit with someone who will listen attentively and without judgement can be a completely new experience for many people.
07449 586444 View 07449 586444
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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
Photo of Eileen Kemp, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Eileen Kemp
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
07447 957648 View 07447 957648

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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:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
74% Bereavement
71% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% AXA PPP
45% Aviva
45% WPA

How Counsellors in Lewes see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lewes?

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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.