Babs Troke

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Counsellor, Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Eastbourne, BN21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


I work alongside you, to help you live your life in a more fulfilling way and to make the changes you want for yourself. I offer a free introductory session where we can discuss the way forward.

Anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction are issues that I am particularly experienced in working with. In today's fast-paced world, it is common for individuals to feel anxious, confused or depressed. Sometimes these feelings can lead to further unhealthy behaviours such as addictions or compulsive behaviours.  

I am very experienced in helping clients with issues of trauma, abuse and neglect, particularly in childhood. I have a comprehensive understanding of the effect of abuse on an individual, family and society. My sensitive and empathic approach creates a safe environment where clients can feel able to explore their deepest hurts.

I have 20+ years of experience in working with clients with drug, alcohol and gambling issues and I have knowledge of various treatment models including harm reduction and the 12-step philosophy.  I spent many years working in detox units, rehabs and other statutory drug and alcohol services. I worked for Breakeven, a franchise of GamCare, providing counselling to anyone affected by problem gambling, for over a decade.

I work in an anti-oppressive way, honouring you as an individual and recognising any sources of discrimination or oppression you may have faced. 

Please feel free to email me and arrange an initial session free of charge and without obligation. We can use this time to meet each other, discuss my way of working and identify areas you might like to explore in therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Community Psychology (studying)
  • Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Open, First-Class Honours
  • Diploma in Counselling (University of Brighton, 2006)
  • Relapse Prevention Training
  • Mankind UK Sexual Abuse Training
  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling (Cruse, 2004)
  • Certificate in Education (University of Brighton, 2014)

I have attended dozens of short courses and workshops over the past decade including: Safeguarding, Couples Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Empowerment, Risk Assessment, Trauma Work

Recent research interests:

In a counselling service for problem gamblers, how can therapeutic interventions be delivered to meet the specific needs of frequent returners? (Dissertation)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relapse Prevention (Addictions)


From £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Concessions are negotiable. 

When I work

In-person sessions available Monday evenings and Fridays days/evenings.

Telephone/Zoom available other days/times.

Further information

Remote video/telephone sessions are 60 minutes.

In-person (face-to-face) sessions are 50 minutes. 

I work with clients who are based around the world. My insurance is UK based and I abide by UK law and legislation. 

Eastbourne, BN21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

I offer home visits, please contact me to discuss this.

Online platforms



In person

Person-centred supervision in Eastbourne or online.

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