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Donald Deakin MA, BSc (Hons) MBACP

Surbiton KT6 & Hastings TN34 07914026474 07914026474
Surbiton KT6 & Hastings TN34
07914026474 07914026474

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

Current status:

London .... No Vacancies

Hastings..... Vacancies from April 2020

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


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

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology


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.


East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access



Please phone for details, I can be flexible.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Donald Deakin MA, BSc (Hons) MBACP

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