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Carolyn Burnett- Counselling & Psychotherapy-Adults

Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 M-07852 598005 M-07852 598005 Registered / Accredited
Polegate, East Sussex, BN26
M-07852 598005 M-07852 598005

About me

Hello and welcome to my site, I do hope I can be of help to you.

In this challenging time with concerns about corona virus and its impact, it is wise not to meet with therapists face to face. This is the current professional advice. However, it is appropriate to try to adapt to our limitations wherever possible. Do feel free to contact me to use online resources. I have found this equally useful and you may need some extra support over this time.

I work either in short term counselling or longer term psychotherapy guided by your needs

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

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

EMDR Europe

EMDR Europe

EMDR Europe

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

  • 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

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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

Individuals £45.00

Further information

1st telephone Consultation free up to 30mins.

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

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


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

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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

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