Jenny Deadman

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Counsellor/psychotherapist, MBACP Accredited, BA hons psych.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3EB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling: I was once asked: what are the themes that people are bringing to their sessions? I was quite unable to answer. Each person uniquely brings themself and each person is unique in their struggles, fears, desires and needs. People vary greatly in the resources they are able to bring to living their lives, at times barely just surviving. Undertaking counselling and contemplating any kind of change requires an act of courage and so needs to be carried out at the right pace, with support that is sensitive to the individual's capacity at that time.

Why counselling may be sought

Counselling or longer term psychotherapy can be helpful at times of loss, trauma, severe anxiety, unhappiness and depression, as well as being valuable when you are looking to resolve relationship problems. Equally if you are feeling confused or uncertain about your life, talking it through with somebody impartial can be helpful. Problems may appear to be mainly internal, private to you, or external, originating from outside, and you may feel frustrated and overwhelmed by these feelings. Counselling and therapy can help you work through to better position. 

How I work

Also, see below, 'making a contract.'

Life can be painful. The way I work is known as 'humanistic'  with a 'psychodynamic' underpinning. Humanistic means I am client led, respecting you as the author of your life, and  psychodynamic work tends to look a bit deeper at unconscious layers.  As well as giving  voice to your thoughts and feelings, you are very likely to  see how your past is influencing and patterning the way you experience  the present. You may want to  explore how your early experiences and beliefs about yourself influence you, and you may want to look more closely at your early relationships, including your early family relationships, as these may be affecting your relationships now. But what is troubling you now is the primary focus of our work. It can be an emotionally  painful process but healing and growth are worth working for.

 Our work together is confidential and I do not share what you say with anybody, but I am in regular supervision as is required in my profession. I am an accredited & registered BACP practitioner and follow the BACP code of ethics.

I like to do long term face to face work but am also able to offer a time limited arrangement which is when we make a contact to work together for a pre agreed and limited number of sessions. I am willing to work online with Skype or zoom if you prefer or need to meet that  way.


 Starting with a B.A. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Sussex, I followed this many years later with a Diploma in Counselling from the University of Brighton. I completed a two year Gestalt training and was a member of Brighton  Gestalt group for many years. I studied for a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling at Sussex University and a diploma in Psychodynamic Supervision at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London.

I am an accredited M.B.A.C.P. Counsellor/psychotherapist and follow the BACP  code of ethics.

I worked in the NHS as a practice counsellor for many years after training, but  have been in private practice for still longer  as it allows me to work long term with clients who need it. You can self refer to me for counselling.

I was  a qualified and practicing Iyengar Yoga teacher for many years. I have since retired from teaching Yoga but still go to classes and enjoy my practice as much as ever. It is calming and reparative and supports me in my therapy work particularly when there is a history of trauma. 

How to contact me and making a 'contract'.

My practice is in central Hove.

You can self refer, please email me at   or phone me on 07890 607902. Please  leave me a message and I will phone you back.

My fees are in the low to mid £40s a session. My therapeutic 'hour' is 55 minutes. 

After our initial 'one hour' meeting or soon after, we will make a verbal contract for our work, and arrange a regular time to meet. Sessions are usually once a week, and at a set time whenever possible.

My counselling room is on the ground floor.  It is a spacious, quiet  and comfortable space. There is a bus service passing the door, a train station nearby and on street parking.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons Developmental Psychology.
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling.
Rochester Foundation Gestalt Therapy Training Certificate.
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Diploma in Supervision of Psychodynamic Counselling WPF.
BACP Accreditation in Counselling/Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£42.00 - £48.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£42 to £48 per fifty five minute session, concessions are for students and low waged and unwaged clients.
I review my fees in October each year, but I do not necessarily put them up.

When I work

Appointments available on Wednesday 10 to 6. Thursdays 10 to 6. Fridays 10 to 4. But I am available by phone or email whenever you wish to contact me.

Further information

Please telephone me or better still send me an email if you would like to make an appointment or discuss an appointment with me.

If I am not avalable to take your call, please leave a message and a phone number/email address and I will get back to you as soon as I can.


phone   07890 607902.

22 Cromwell Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3EB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Large ground floor room, one shallow wide step on the path and one more to enter the wide front door. Very easy access to bus route, five minutes to train station, local on street parking.

Additional languages

French and Spanish, but not fluent enough for counselling.


In person

Supervision available.

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Jenny Deadman
Jenny Deadman