Alexandra Payne

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Hove, BN3
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About me

I’m a UKCP-registered child psychotherapist and a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have recently moved my practice to Hove in East Sussex, after being based in Epsom for many years.

What I offer:

  • Parent/carer consultation;
  • Psychotherapy and counselling for children, adolescents and young adults;
  • Clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists working with children and adolescents;
  • Professional consultation;
  • Workshops and training.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I trained at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE)
  • I have an MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy from IATE (validated by the University of East London)
  • I have over 14 years’ experience of working with children and adolescents (including young adults) and their parents and carers
  • I have CAMHS experience
  • I’ve worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in private practice
  • I work in private practice full time. Prior experience includes working as a school counsellor in a large secondary school and working for six years in a specialist NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health team with children in care, their carers and professional network.
  • I’m a UKCP-registered child psychotherapist and a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • I hold current DBS certificates
  • Since 2011 I’ve been a clinical supervisor for IATE’s 2-year diploma in child counselling course.

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information


For Child Counselling/Child Psychotherapy my fee is £70 per session. A session lasts approximately 50 minutes.  A reduced fee may be available for parents or carers in receipt of benefits or otherwise on a low income.

Parent/carer consultation

For parent/carer consultation, my fee is £105 for a 90 minute consultation session. If we decide a follow up session is needed we can arrange this at the end of the consultation or afterwards. My fee for follow up sessions is £70 for approximately 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work weekdays and have some evening appointments.

Nizells Avenue, Hove, BN3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)


In person

I have been working with supervisees since 2011.

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Alexandra Payne
Alexandra Payne