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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 11 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

11 years experience in private practice

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

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


£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45 for a 50 minute appointment.

March 2021 Update:   Please note that during COVID-19 I am happy to work with new clients,  either online or via telephone.

I offer an initial 50 minute consultation at a reduced rate of £35. 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.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

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

East Sussex

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Philippa Standley

Philippa Standley