Deidre Waite Dip Couns. MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced, professionally trained and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I am based in Eastbourne town centre where I offer a relaxed atmosphere to enable you to examine your thoughts and feelings without being judged and where I will help you to find your own way at your own pace. I also work with clients by telephone or via online video using Zoom.
I believe the relationship we build together is important so that you can safely explore any painful or difficult subjects you are unable, or do not wish, to discuss with anybody else. My management background in the corporate business sector in London has given me valuable insight into the challenges and issues we all face at times in the modern world. I have a great deal of experience working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and bereavement. I believe that everybody, given the right conditions, has the desire and the ability to grow and heal. I integrate into my person-centred approach my training in Transactional Analysis and Gestalt, among others, which may help with your process and help me to provide you with support which is as unique as you are.
In addition to traditional talking therapy and if you choose to, we can work creatively, using objects, stones and sand tray. This often helps if you have difficulty expressing your thoughts or feelings in words.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical guidelines. I obtained my Diploma in Counselling from the Wealden Psychology Institute in Crowborough which has an established tradition of developing highly skilled practitioners.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- Transactional Analysis 101 (Institute of Transactional Analysis)
- Cruse Bereavement Care Registered Trainer
- Cruse Bereavement Care Supervisor (Accredited by Ascentis)
- Cruse Bereavement Care Foundation Course Certificate (Accredited by Ascentis)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Certificate in Groupwork
- Counselling Skills Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Person Centred Therapy
- ASIST and SafeTALK Suicide Awareness Training
- Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults Level 4
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£20 first session (50 minutes)
£45 per session thereafter (50 minutes)
£60 per session couples (50 minutes)
Concessions available for student counsellors
I am able to offer sessions in Eastbourne Town Centre at West Terrace Clinic which is within easy walk of the train station, buses and car parks.
I am willing to see you in your own home if it is more appropriate for you.