Charlotte Powolny

MBACP Registered Ad.Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy
Hastings TN34 & Battle TN33
07554 835 204 07554 835 204

About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor which entails a combined approach to Counselling that brings together different elements of specific therapies. I take the view that there is no single approach that can work for each individual.

I am a warm and caring individual with a natural empathic approach. I offer a safe, warm welcoming, open and non-judgemental space where you can be at ease. This space allows you to explore thoughts and feelings freely.

The relationship in which we build is extremely important in the therapy process and I will focus on building a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship as a foundation for the work that we do together.

I specialise in both Drug and Alcohol Counselling, Bereavement, Grief and Loss. Anxiety and Depression, Feelings of sadness, Trauma, Panic Attacks, Relationship issues, Work related issues, Low Self-Esteem - many more areas - as well as General Counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Accredited)
  • Certificate in Humanistic Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counselling
  • Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis
  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling provided by Cruse (Accredited)
  • Certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Certificate in Groupwork

I am fully insured and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.

I am also a Registrant on the BACP register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a very experienced Alcohol Counsellor and Drug Counsellor. If you are contemplating changes around your Alcohol or Drug use or you are a significant other and you wish to talk this through further then please call or email me to arrange an appointment.

Experienced and Accredited Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

Experienced and Accredited Bereavement Counsellor.

Extensive background in Social Work.

Provide counselling to Carers and Young Carers.

Previously worked as a Counsellor in a School and in a Prison.

Extensive experience of Mental Health, Domestic Violence and Homelessness.

My work also includes working with Trauma.

As well as all of the above I also provide General Counselling including Couple and Family Counselling.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Face to Face Counselling, Telephone Counselling and Walk and Talk Therapy available.

Online availability coming soon. 

My fee is £45 for 50 minute session for individuals

£60 for 60 minute session for couples.

Concessions are available - please ask and we can discuss further.


I offer appointments at times to suit you - including evenings and weekends.

Further information

I have a Private Practice in Hastings and Battle.

Thank you for taking the time to view my counselling profile

East Sussex

East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access is available on request.