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About me

Sometimes in life we can experience emotional issues that can often become too difficult for us to overcome. During these times it can be hard to talk to your family and friends.

I am an experienced counsellor working from a Person Centred approach. I provide a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your feelings.

I am based in a peaceful setting, my main focus is to work alongside you to find a way forward.

I work with adults, young people and children, suffering with a wide range of issues including:

  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counselling
  • Work Related Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger Management

Please phone or email me to arrange an initial session where we can discuss your needs and talk about what’s troubling you. There is no obligation to proceed at this stage, it is more an opportunity for you to explore whether you feel comfortable in continuing.

If mobility is an issue I am willing to home visit for the 50 - 60 minute session.

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Training, qualifications & experience

BACP accredited Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (HND) Brighton University,
Accredited Cruse Bereavement Counsellor.
Training in Child and Young People Bereavement.
Diploma in Person Centred Couples Counselling
Member of the BACP (MBACP) I adhere to the BACP code of Ethics and Conduct.
11 years experience supporting adults, young people and children with a variety of mental health issues.
DAB Checked

Member organisations


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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spiritual development
Self Enhancement
Learning Disabilities


Additional information

My fee for the 50 to 60 minute sessions is £35 for individual counselling. £45 for a couples counselling session, paid in cash at the end of each session or in advance if preferred.

I am willing to negotiate a discounted price for students and those on a low income, please contact me for more details.

I am able to offer long or short term counselling.


Monday - Friday 10am - 7.15pm

East Sussex

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

There is one flight of stairs to access my counselling room.

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Valerie Aldridge

Valerie Aldridge