Neela Choudhury

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M.A. Counselling & Psychothery [MBACP Accredited]
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Seaford, East Sussex, BN25
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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 help and support 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 empowering and satisfying life.

I have 30 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) in various settings with a wide range of issues including, stress, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, family issues, ADHA, panic attacks, identity, social anxiety, cultural issues and bereavement, I hope I'm well placed to help you too.  

I also have specialist knowledge and experience of abuse, violence, trauma and ptsd.   I passionately believe that no one should have to live constantly with the impact that such experiences can have on a person and their lives.  This is at the heart of my work and my belief in the value of therapy. 

I'm well qualified with lots of experience, 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 for an initial session. You won't be committed to anything but people have often said that this session can feel reassuring as it gives us a chance to explore what might be helpful for you and provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions or talk about any concerns which you may have.  Please do be assured that you are not obligated to anything after this.  I do understand that sometimes it can feel difficult to reach out in this way but I will be there to support and help you with this.  I would encourage you to give it a go and if you then feel this isn’t right for you, that’s fine.  I feel it’s important that you have the opportunity and choice.  That's why there’s no fee for that initial session.  However, if you do feel that you would like to continue, we can arrange a day and time that's convenient.  

Training, qualifications & experience

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

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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


£55.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I like to make my service accessible and affordable to all so concessions are available. Individual circumstances always considered so please do ask about this.

Lower rate for some day time appointments

When I work

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

Weekday: evening

Further information

I have specialist training in and experience of working with trauma, violence, childhood abuse, domestic abuse, human trafficking, honour based abuse and PTSD.

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

Work related issues.
Identity issues 
cultural issues 

Seaford, East Sussex, BN25

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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