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Hilary Hyde MBACP (Accred)

Rye, East Sussex, TN31
07960 608440 07960 608440 Registered / Accredited
Rye, East Sussex, TN31

About me

If life is not as you'd like it to be, counselling could help you......

We all need support at times in our life. Some difficulties can feel all-consuming. Counselling enables you to look at your situation in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space and see things from a different angle.

I have experience of working with a broad number of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, self-harm, trauma, anger, difficult relationships, abuse and family break-ups.

Maybe you want to look at a specific issue? Or maybe you want to look at your life in general - how it is now, if past experiences are affecting you, what you want for your future. I am happy to work with you short or long-term.

Counselling sessions with me offer you the opportunity to explore all parts of your personality - to celebrate what you like about yourself as well as acknowledge what you are not so happy with. I believe that when we know our personality more fully we have more of ourselves at our disposal. We can express ourselves in our own unique way and tap into previously hidden potential. We need not be dominated by one way of being or behaving. We find freedom and choice to be more of who we really are.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis* counselling, which belongs in the humanistic field of counselling. I also have a Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents.

I have a Diploma in Counselling Supervision and am happy to supervise groups and individuals.

I am an accredited member of the BACP and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

As well as my private practice, I also do clinical work in the NHS.  In the recent past I have delivered counselling in primary and secondary schools - for the NHS and within my private practice.  Currently in my private practice I no longer have the availability to go into schools to counsel children and adolescents.  However I am still happy to see see children and adolescents at my private practice premises.

I also have previous experience of delivering counselling in charitable organisations and agencies.

*Psychosynthesis is a form of transpersonal counsellling - working with purpose and potential, including the soul as well as the personality.

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

Understanding anger

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology


Counselling sessions are 1 hour and cost £40 - initial session at the reduced rate of £20.

Supervision sessions cost £50 per hour.

Concessions offered to counselling trainees and those experiencing financial difficulty.

Further information

An initial meeting gives you the opportunity to talk about why you are considering counselling and for us to see if we think we're suitable to work together. This meeting lasts 1 hour and costs £20.

East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I offer integrative supervision to individuals and groups.

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Hilary Hyde MBACP (Accred)

Hilary Hyde MBACP (Accred)