Andrea Gavin B.Sc (Hons), MA, MBACP (Accred).

Andrea Gavin B.Sc (Hons), MA, MBACP (Accred).

About me

*I am only currently offering Counselling for Depression sessions in Peacehaven on Fridays (Daytime).  This form of therapy is available at a reduced rate as  I complete clinical practice and finalise professional training in this NICE approved therapy.  Please contact me directly for more information.

I offer counselling and psychotherapy* in Peacehaven and am fully qualified, insured and accredited.  I practice from a quiet room, with free parking locally and have flexibility with daytime appointments and am also able to offer some evening/weekend options.  Do message me if you have a query or would like to find out more about how I work.


After completing a degree in Psychology I completed my Masters degree in Psychotherapy which included attachment-based psychotherapy, Gestalt, TA and then did shorter trainings in CBT, Mindfulness and brief therapy.  In addition, I am trained as an online counsellor and offer remote therapy.  I recently completed NICE approved training in Counselling for Depression.

I qualified in 2009 and have over 10 years experience of working in wellbeing, recovery and the NHS in adult mental health.    I also have experience of supporting people on return to work or education plans.  My approach enables me to draw on a range of approaches depending on what works best for you. 

Some background history:

In addition to my private work, I have worked in:

  • Prison services
  • In-patient/outpatient Mental Health
  • Wellbeing Clinics
  • Colleges
  • Employment Services
  • Minority Community Groups
  • GP/NHS Clinics

Areas I have experience and interest in are:

-   emotional and psychological wellbeing
-   personal development
-   sadness, sense of feeling stuck, lack of motivation and drive to include clinical depression
-   stress, anxiety, worry and panic
-   grief, loss /adjustment:  bereavement, major life transition i.e. loss of a job; child; parent
-   self-identity: family role/status, cultural identity; self-esteem and self-worth
-   self-regulation:  difficulties in managing/experiencing emotions as well as self-harm
-   change or conflict in relationships: divorce,  domestic violence, childbirth
-   Uncertainty/loss of direction
-   Expat issues

I am unable to provide crisis services and recommend that anyone needing immediate support contact the Samaritans, GP or local A&E

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Training:

  • BSc Psychology, Birkbeck University
  • Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts
  • MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, IATE/Metropolitan University
  • Counselling for Depression, Metanoia

Additional Training:

  • Introductory courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) , mindfulness (MBCT) and EMDR

BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (BACP Reference 600084). BACP Registered (041101)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My fees range from £55 to £65  and generally fees are agreed at the introductory session as I appreciate everyone's circumstance is different.

I also provide discounted fees for therapists in training and those on a low income.

Further information

Deciding to start therapy is a big step and as such choosing the right therapist for you is a crucial part of this process. I am happy to talk through my style of working to explore if this fits with your hopes and expectations.

Maps & Directions

Peacehaven, BN10

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Portuguese


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Friday (daytime)

Peacehaven Clinic

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme