Deidre Waite Dip Couns. Registered MBACP
West Terrace Clinic
7 West Terrace
I am an experienced, professionally trained and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Eastbourne. I offer a relaxed atmosphere where you will be able 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 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. I have particular experience in working with people struggling with trauma, loss and bereavement as well as anxiety and depression. I also believe that everybody, given the right conditions, has the desire and the ability to grow and heal themselves. 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, painting and sand tray. This often helps if you have difficulty expressing your thoughts or feelings in words.
I am on the accredited register 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.
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.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£20 first session (50 minutes)
£40 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|