Candy Batkin

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Uckfield TN22 & Lewes BN8
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About me


Sometimes life can be difficult, it can feel overwhelming when asking for help and support, so I welcome you to my profile. I am a qualified counsellor working with children, young people and adults.

Common causes of distress are often:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self worth 
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss/Bereavement
  • Work Related Issues 
  • and many more

Some people feel disconnected to themselves and the world around them without knowing the cause. Counselling can be a way to unearth these disconnections.

I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, who believes in creating a space where you can feel truly heard without judgement.

We can build an open and trusting therapeutic relationship, collaboratively exploring thoughts, feelings and senses for a greater understanding of self.

I have worked with a diverse range of clients enabling me to gain valuable experience. I work with adults, young people and children from the ages of 6 years.

When working with young people and children, I may work in a more creative way, adapting to each unique individual. Communicating our thoughts and feelings can be hard, creative activities can help channel expression gently approaching inner feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have worked with adults at St.Wilfreds Hospice in a bereavement and loss focused counselling role.

I worked as a young people and children counsellor within The Seahorse Project (within St.Wilfreds Hospice). Working with young people and children from the ages 6-18 years.

I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for Macmillan supporting those with cancer and their friends and family.

I have been a school counsellor in a primary setting (ages 4-11) and a boarding school setting (ages 13-19).

I am part of the counselling team for Oscars Wish Foundation supporting the parents and siblings following the loss of a baby or babies before, during or shortly after birth.


I am a registered member (Reg. No. 387812) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I hold professional insurances and am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

I am DBS enhanced checked.

I hold  BSc in person-centred counselling (University of Brighton).

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I have two locations I work from

  • Uckfield
  • Glynde

I offer face to face counselling sessions at £50.00 per 50 minute session.

I can offer telephone and zoom counselling sessions if preferred.

Further information

I look forward to hearing from you.


Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22

Glynde, Lewes, BN8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
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Candy Batkin
Candy Batkin