Carolyn Burnett- Counselling & Psychotherapy-Individuals and Couples.

Carolyn Burnett- Counselling & Psychotherapy-Individuals and Couples.

East Sussex

M-07852 598005

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About me

Hello and welcome to my site, I do hope I can be of help to you.
I work either in short term counselling or longer term psychotherapy guided by your needs.
I work from a Polegate address 10 mins from the train station and buses.

I am an experienced therapist offering a safe, quiet and comfortable environment, and time and space to think about what you want help with.

I have trained in a number of different therapeutic approaches and am focused but flexible in my way of working. I would be guided by your needs and what you are hoping for in attending for therapy.

I believe I could be helpful to you in finding what you need in order to feel, think and behave in a more satisfying way and in nurturing your self, your relationships and your sense of belonging.

I have 30 years experience working in the mental health field with a wide range of issues. I can help you to understand your problem in the here and now, through careful consideration of past experiences, influences and your relationships. The focus is on strengthening your present state of mind.

Exploring this safely and calmly is so important in establishing a helpful, trusting and working relationship and in being able to find useful current solutions.

I can listen, guide, ask thoughtful questions to stimulate insight, advise where appropriate and offer resources that will strengthen your ability to manage your emotions better in the present and feel more hopeful about the future.

I have counselling experience in a wide range of problem and symptom areas and you are welcome to contact me regarding any, for further discussion about what would be most useful.

My Psychotherapy specialism is in acute and chronic Trauma experiences using EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. This is a highly effective and evidence based model that addresses both single incident and historical trauma and its consequences on your overall physical, emotional, relational and psychological well being.
I offer therapeutic help with:

  • anxiety generalised and specific
  • depressions
  • relationship issues; including couples
  • and specialise in trauma from childhood experience, life events or shocking near death experiences or medical interventions amongst other problems.
  • separation loss and bereavement
  • age related problems
  • self esteem and identity issues
  • health issues
  • emergency service personnel trauma
  • work related demoralisation and depression/anxiety.

Are you just wanting to talk through a dilemma with someone outside your social network, or is it a problem that you need help with?

It can be hard to seek professional help, but the first step is to acknowledge the need for help. You are welcome to contact me to discuss what is on your mind without commitment to attend for therapy.

I offer a free 30 minute Consultation on the telephone.

Ring me for a further discussion.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Systemic -Individual counselling and psychotherapy with Adults.

Couple Relationships - Registered with UKCP, EMDR UK & Ireland and the Association of Family Therapy- Approved by Counselling Directory.

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Practitioner - Sandy Richman trainer-Accredited Practitioner since 2007.


14 Years working in private Counselling and Psychotherapy practice with Individual Adults, Adolescents, Parents and Children, and Couples in the London, Harlow, Essex area and Eastbourne, Polegate, Bexhill, Hastings, Seaford, Hailsham, area.
15 years in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health services in the London area-with multidisciplinary services.
Therapeutic parent groups and peer groups with different and similar problems
3 years for the Cancer services in Romfords Queen Elizabeth Hospital Adult department Including therapeutic groups and consultation groups with staff.
4 years with Adolescent Counselling services in Brent and Redbridge.
9 years in Adult Mental Health services in Haringey London. Social Services and the TULIP charity trust Including key worker duties of care and group work with elders.
13 years private practice with a wide range of client problem areas.

Focus: specialising in Anxiety related problems, Depression, Relationship problems, impact of Stress, Sleep problems, TRAUMA, Work related stresses, Childhood Abuses , impact of Bullying and Violence-both physical and sexual, Neglect and areas of Self Harm.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

EMDR Europe

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Birth traumas
  • Chronic ill-health
  • Pain control
  • Psychosomatic issues
  • Single or multiple trauma as either experienced personally or witnessed
  • Disasters
  • Distressing life events
  • Prolonged bereavement distress
  • The experience of miscarriage
  • The disappointments and distress of not being able to conceive
  • Traumas of aging

Photos & videos

  • My Practice Room


Fees are generally based on work related pay. This is very competitive for the area of therapy I offer.

Individuals £55.00.

Further information

1st telephone Consultation free up to 30mins.

Please feel free to ask questions and explore what you might need in this time.

Maps & Directions

Polegate, BN26

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: none


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Monday PM 2:00 to 6:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am to 6:30pm.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am currently in the process of training to become an EMDR Supervisor.

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