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We all have problems in our lives and sometimes it helps to talk to someone who isn't family or friend. I would like to offer confidential support and help to explore anything that's worrying you and make sense of what's going on so that you can find the best way forward for a more satisfying life.

I have over 25 years experience as a counsellor/ psychotherapist in the NHS (Royal London Hospital), schools, charities such as Threshold Counselling Service and the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, Employee Assistance Programmes as well as running an established private practice since 1995. I also work as a trauma therapist on specialist projects for a London based organisation. Having worked with a diverse range of people (aged 10 - 73) with a wide range of issues in various settings, I hope I'm well placed to help you too.

I'm well qualified, had extensive training to use a variety of methods and have a holistic approach so that I can make sure you have the type of counselling that's suited to your particular experiences and needs. This may include short-term (6-20 sessions) or longer-term counselling; stress management training; mindfulness; life-coaching.

I am a registered and accredited BACP member and UKRCP registered independent practitioner. I abide by the BACP code of ethics.  I have full enhanced CRB disclosure. I am a Cigna Healthcare approved provider. You can, therefore, be sure that I have to comply with high standards personally and professionally.

Counselling could help you - why not give me a call or email me so that we can arrange to meet for an initial session. You won't be committed to anything but people have often said that this session felt reassuring as it gives a chance to talk about what might be helpful for you, gives you an opportunity to ask any questions and any other concerns you may have. Be assured that you are not obligated to anything after this. If then, you do feel that you would like to continue, we can arrange a day and time that's convenient.  Location is within 10 minutes walk of Seaford Railway station (convenient for Brighton) with easy access to buses (convenient for Eastbourne) and taxis. Free parking is available with no restrictions.

Training, qualifications & experience

M.A: Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma: Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma: Stress Management Training
Certificate: Life Coaching
Certificate: Supervison

Cigna Healthcare Approved Provider
Mindfulness training
Specialist advanced training for trauma and PTSD
Advanced Attachment training
Facilitating group work for adult survivors of abuse
Facilitating group work for self-harming adolescents

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood sexual abuse
Dislocation and Displacement
Human trafficking
Honour based violence
People specifically seeking an Asian counsellor


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 counselling session
£50 supervision session

I like to make my service accessible to all so concessions are available for
low waged
Lower rate for some day time appointments
individual circumstances always considered so do ask about this especially at this difficult time of Covid -19


Weekday: day time - lower rates for some day time appointments

Weekday: evening

Further information

I have specialist training and experience in working with trauma, violence, childhood abuse, and PTSD.

My expertise in attachment is particularly useful for relational issues and bereavement.

Work related issues.


cultural issues

East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Neela Choudhury

Neela Choudhury