Donald Deakin MA, BSc (Hons) MBACP

Donald Deakin MA, BSc (Hons) MBACP

96 Ditton Road

East Sussex


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About me

Hello, my name is Donald and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist offering qualified experienced support in the following areas:

  • Addiction: Substance misuse, alcohol and process addictions.
  • Eating Disorders: Anorexia, bulimia and obesity.
  • Counselling to family members caring for addicts and those struggling with eating disorder.
  • Relationship issues.
  • Repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Motivational issues and goal achievement
  • Low mood
  • Issues around meaning and purpose in life

I have specialised training in eating disorders and many years of experience in addiction treatment.

I  hold weekly private practice in Surbiton and from March 2020 in Hastings also.

I am a full member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and appear on their register.

Training, qualifications & experience

Before branching out to follow my own interests in late 2018 I was the clinical and administrative manager for A.S.C.A (The Addiction Support and Care Agency) which works to provide a comprehensive group and 1:1 Counselling Service for those suffering from alcoholism, substance mis-use and behavioral addictions in the Richmond and Kingston boroughs. I currently see a small number of clients in private practice.

I hold a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University and am a member of the BACP bound by their ethical code in all my client work.

In addition I have successfully completed the Master Practitioners Course in Eating Disorders and Nutritional Intervention offered by The National Center for Eating Disorders, a qualification recognized by The British Psychological Society.

As well as formal psychotherapeutic training I have extensive experience of breath-work, relaxation, meditation and mindfulness techniques which I often introduce to Clients who are suffering high degrees of stress, anxiety and depression.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My fee is £55 per hour for 1 to 1 counselling sessions with some concessions.

One off consultation and advice on addiction and eating disorder concerns.

I also offer 2 hour intensive one-off sessions for people requiring solutions and new perspectives to pressing issues these cost £80.

Further information

My areas of specialisation are:

  • Addiction
  • Eating Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spiritual Development
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Identity Issues
  • Purpose
  • Dealing with the root causes of anger and negative thinking.

Maps & Directions

Surbiton, KT6 6RH
Hastings, TN34

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


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Please phone for details, I can be flexible.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme