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About us

AAAC provides Individual Counselling to Adults (18+), Male and Female, who have experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse and other forms of Childhood Abuse.

We provide NHS funded short term solution focused therapy for Adults registered with a GP in Hastings, Rother, Bexhill, and St.Leonards. To access the NHS service referrals are only accepted from GP's, Mental Health Services and other Community Support Services.

We do provide a private fee-paying service to Adults who have experienced Abuse and Trauma in Childhood. The length of the therapy will be agreed between you and your therapist at the assessment.

Self-referrals are accepted by contacting us directly or completing the referral form on our website.

Therapists work from various settings within the community, which includes, Hastings Old Town, GP surgeries in Hastings/St Leonards, Bexhill Health Centre, Battle area and recently we have begun offering sessions near Rye.

Please note our therapy rooms in Hastings Old Town do not have disabled access.

Please note we do not offer Home Visits or Telephone Counselling.

We offer a Therapeutic Support Service for clients on our waiting list who would like or need help whilst waiting for their therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Therapists at AAAC have undertaken a minimum of 3 years training to Diploma level. They are all specialised and experienced in issues of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse & Trauma. In addition.  The service may at times offer placements to carefully selected students in their final year of training.

All Therapists

• Adhere to the BACP 'Ethical Framework,' click the link to find out more www.bacp.co.uk
• Hold Professional Insurance for all aspects of their work
• Are DBS Certified
• Attend Monthly Supervision as per BACP requirements with a qualified Supervisor
• Undertake a minimum of 30 hours Continued Professional Development Training Annually

Therapeutic Support Workers

  • Are qualified to L3 in their therapeutic counsellor training
  • Have undertaken specialised training 'working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse'
  • Adhere to BACP 'Ethical Framework'
  • Hold Student status Professional Insurance
  • Are DBS Certified
  • Attend Monthly Supervision
  • Are 'Counsellors in Training - Diploma Level'

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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Additional information

Under the NHS contract with Hastings & Rother Clinical Commissioning Group, we provide up to 10 sessions to each client free of charge

Private Therapy Fees depends on individual therapists fees and will range from £35.00 - £50.00 per weekly session, with the Assessment Fee being £60.00


Monday - Saturday at various times between 9am and 6pm

Further information

AAAC now has a Therapeutic Support Service for clients both on our waiting list who would like or need help whilst waiting for their Individual sessions to start, or for individuals that feel they would like support whilst deciding on their way forward.

Administration Office
Whatlington Road
East Sussex
TN33 0ND

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Our therapy rooms in Hastings Old Town are not suitable for disabled access, however we do use other venues that have access


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Philosophy of Supervision - Deborah Cullen - Clinical Lead, Therapist & Supervisor  As an Integrative Therapist working relationally and holistically it was important for me to choose a Clinical Supervision Model that enables me to adopt my therapeutic style to the supervisory role.

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AAAC Counselling

AAAC Counselling