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About me

We will all have to navigate difficult experiences in our lives. At such times, talking helps. Professional counselling offers the opportunity to pause, think, explore, solve.

I'm Aveline Archer, a warm and friendly, fully qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work in private practice at Saxonbury House Medical Group in Crowborough, East Sussex, and am available here to both patients and members of the public alike.

My aim is to offer a safe space in which you can share and explore anything you'd like to talk about. In doing so, and through this process, I hope to support you in gaining a greater understanding of yourself so that you will then be better placed with your thoughts, feelings and decisions moving forward.

For issues with:

  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Illness and health concerns
  • Relationship & family difficulties
  • Low self-esteem & confidence
  • Disordered eating
  • Work related problems
  • Feelings of stuckness

The counselling room here at Saxonbury House Surgery is comfortable and private, a non-judgemental space in which to talk about whatever it is that you would like to, with the assurance of confidentiality and empathy.

If you decide to proceed, we will typically discuss during a first session:

  • The presenting issue and surrounding context
  • How I work and what to expect
  • Confidentiality
  • The number of sessions that might be appropriate for you; I offer short term (6-12 weeks) and long term (open ended) sessions, all of which can be discussed when we meet.
  • Please feel free to get in touch, either by phone or email, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

My passion for counselling began when I was working in education. It was this firsthand experience as a teacher that made me realise how hard it is to flourish (young or old) without a good foundation of emotional wellbeing.

SEG Awards ABC Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Certificate in Working with Couples & Other Relationships (The Grove).

Certificate in Working with Eating Disorders & Obesity (NCFED)

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


From £45.00 to £80.00

Additional information

£45 per session.

Saxonbury House Surgery
Croft Road
East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
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.

The counselling room here at Saxonbury House is fully accessible to anyone with physical disabilities.


Aveline Archer MBACP (reg), Responsive Counselling

Aveline Archer MBACP (reg), Responsive Counselling