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About me

Experiencing difficult feelings and thoughts and it’s getting worse? Are you feeling anxious, in a low mood, sad, depressed? Are you needing to reach out for help and support to think through and feel how you are experiencing life especially now when it has changed and perhaps has become overwhelming, difficult or different in whatever way? I will provide you with empathic holding presence in a confidential, non-judgemental space, for you and for your experiences, issues and problems to be heard and handled with care and compassion. Aligned with genuine respect for you and your own unique experience, I will accompany and support you. Perhaps you find you are feeling sad and depressed and need somebody to be with you to listen to your life experience and the difficulties that you face. I meet you where you are, here and now.

I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and low self confidence. I have also counselled people with relationship, and family-related issues. I also specialise in helping clients with uncertainty and loss, the loss of a former relationship, or way of life.

I trained in relational humanistic counselling which is working with people holistically and that is very much part of it's proven effectiveness for change to happen. I am also IFT -Internal Family Systems informed therapist.

I am regularly supervised and bound by an ethical framework set by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is set to provide you with a registered member who practices to a high professional standard.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Humanistic counselling diploma from Metanoia Institute and BSc.(Hons) in Humanistic Counselling from Middlesex University. I am a registered member with the BACP. I have worked for a successful London Counselling service and now as well as my private practice I work for another local community counselling service.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


£45 for 50 minute session

Some reduced fees available.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Due to the current Covid-19 situation, I am offering Online or Telephone Counselling. At this current time Face to Face (inline with safety measures) will be returning at a later date.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Catherine M Telford, Online Counsellor, MBACP

Catherine M Telford, Online Counsellor, MBACP