Dr Clarissa Bartlett Counselling Psychologist (DCPsych)

Dr Clarissa Bartlett Counselling Psychologist (DCPsych)

East Sussex

07414 132700

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About me

I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and a UKCP Integrative Psychotherapist.

I specifically offer therapy to people who suffer from trauma, using mindfulness-based interventions and trauma-sensitive yoga practice as an adjunctive to therapy.

Working with trauma

Trauma can take many forms and symptoms depending on source, situation and severity. This could be because of abuse, assault, accident or physical illness, for example. It might happen suddenly or as a result of cumulative experiences. Whatever the source, individuals can be left deeply wounded, lonely or isolated and this overwhelms our ability to cope with life. Trauma symptoms have a physiological basis and are consequently stored in the body. As a result, people can suffer from tension, migraines, intrusive thoughts and memories, nightmares, panic, poor sleep, chronic pain, and can affect our self-esteem and confidence.

I offer a tailored and structured approach to help individuals foster an internal sense of safety, make personal choices, increase self-awareness, and encourage a better relationship with their bodies. My underlying principle is to be flexible and to work with the needs and capabilities of each person.

Clinical experience

I have experience of working in primary, secondary and Tier 4 care settings within the NHS, and also in private clinics. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds and with a range of difficulties. Currently, I work within a NHS community service providing psychological therapy for patients with long-term health conditions and also practice privately in Hove, East Sussex.

I abide by the codes of ethical practice outlined by the Health Care Professions and Council (HCPC) and the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (ClinDip)
  • Applied Psychology (BSc Honours)

Additional Training:

  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • STEPPS Programme Group Facilitator (for Borderline Personality Disorder/Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder)
  • Trauma Centre (USA) Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Workshop (Alexandra Cat, London)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


The fee for a session is £40.

Further information

What happens in the first session?

In the initial consultation, we will discuss your concerns and reasons for seeking therapy. This usually involves asking questions about your background and assessing your needs, as well as what you would like to achieve in therapy. It is also an opportunity for you to see if I am the right therapist for you, to ask any questions and voice particular concerns. You are under no obligation to commit to working with me after the first meeting if you feel that I am not right for you.

How many sessions to I need?

If you decide to pursue therapy, a session usually takes place once a week but no fixed number of sessions is required. It depends on your personal needs and circumstances and what you want out of therapy. This can be discussed and negotiated with me in the initial session and reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Where does therapy take place?

Therapy sessions are held at Hove Therapy Rooms and Landsdowne Place Therapy Rooms. We are easily accessible by public transport and there are regular buses to Hove station, as well as to Brighton station. Alternatively, there is also street parking on Wilbury Road and Landsdowne Place.

Hove Therapy Rooms, 69 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BB.

Lansdowne Place Therapy Rooms, Lower Ground, 60 Lansdowne Place, Hove, BN3 1FG.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No



Types of client

Young people
Older adults