Philippa Standley

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MBACP (Accred)
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Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5
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About me

I am an experienced counsellor, accredited by the BACP, working in  private practice in the Wadhurst area. 

I have 12 years experience working with a wide range of clients.  I believe that talking through difficulties with a trained professional in a safe, non judgemental and confidential place is helpful. I offer a mix of support and gentle challenge and by working together, aim to encourage you to find a way forward by considering your options and own potential.

My approach is person-centred, believing that my clients are the experts in their own lives and that with the right support and encouragement have the capacity to change.

Additionally I incorporate CBT techniques in order to help focus on specific problems, especially in short-term work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP)

Certificate in Counselling Skills

BACP-Accredited Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling

CBT trained and experienced

12 years experience in private practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

I have experience in drug and alcohol addiction having worked at a residential rehab for several years.


£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

£50 for a 50 minute appointment.

March 2022 Update:   I am happy to offer face to face appointments, given that clients are fully vaccinated against COVID, as I am.

I also offer online and phone appointments.

I offer an initial 50 minute consultation at a reduced rate of £40. This gives you an opportunity to discuss whether counselling would be suitable for you at the moment.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

When I work

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Further information

My private practice is a mile outside of Wadhurst village and there is ample off-street parking.

Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Philippa Standley
Philippa Standley