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Clare Dackombe - Dip. Couns. MBACP

I am a fully insured BACP registered counsellor, I offer counselling and therapy in private practice to adults. I am also a counsellor at West Kent Mind.

My wish for you

Before you read about me, I first want to say that I hope you find the help you are seeking and that you find the right support to help ease any pain that you might be feeling.

What I can help with

I can help you with your wish for personal change, perhaps you are struggling to cope, feeling powerless, suffering, or feeling desperate. Below are listed some specific issues that I can help with. (Don't be afraid to get in touch).

  • Covid-19 related anxiety
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • low self-esteem
  • bereavement
  • loss
  • relationship problems
  • improving communication
  • problem solving
  • life or work stress
  • trauma
  • general life dissatisfaction

How counselling can help

I offer a non-judgmental space where I will listen to you empathically. My approach is humanistic and this means that I believe in our own ability to grow and change and that all aspects of ourselves matter if we are to achieve the change that we want. If you want to know a little bit about my theoretical background it is integrative; a blend of Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I will help identify your goals with you and then walk alongside you with compassion and we can notice together what is helpful to you throughout your journey. This might include recognising unhelpful patterns that keep you from your goals and clearly expressing your needs. If you would like to explore problems creatively I can offer ways that we can achieve this even working online.

I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework, have regular supervision, a requirement of all BACP registered counsellors, and I am registered with the ICO. I will treat your confidentiality with respect and care and will provide you with information on how I treat any data you share with me.

Other skills I can bring

Prior to qualifying I have run my own business, worked in a corporate business environment involved in media and studied the use of language. In addition to my counselling qualifications, I bring my skills and experience in communication and my interest in language and power where this may be of benefit to you.


I am offering a remote video service via Zoom so I can work with you in any location within the UK providing you have a confidential space for our sessions and adequate wifi. I will be returning to face to face sessions on the East/West Sussex border in the coming months and will continue to offer Zoom sessions for clients who appreciate the convenience of this medium.

Getting in touch

You can call me or text me on the number above or email me using the address above if you prefer. I’ll contact you via the same method you chose unless you request otherwise.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic Integrated Counselling. - Dip. Couns. MBACP

My qualification was achieved at Wealden College of Counselling and Psychotherapy on their BACP accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrated Counselling.


My training placement was with West Kent Mind and post-qualification I have continued to see Mind clients.

Online and Telephone Counselling Certified Counsellor

BACP accredited course. Specifically designed for working remotely with clients.

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Other qualifications:

BA (Hons) English Literature and Media 2:1 - University of Sussex

Membership Organisations:

BACP - registered member, fully insured

ICO - registered

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
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£45 per individual session

£50 per evening session (after 6pm)


Subject to existing booked sessions I can offer weekday appointments and some evening flexibility.

Forest Row
East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

I don't currently have wheelchair access, however I offer online therapy and a free initial session to see if this is something with which you would like to continue.

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Clare Dackombe - BACP Registered Counsellor

Clare Dackombe - BACP Registered Counsellor