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About me

Hello, I'm Dymphna.

I'm a Counsellor offering one to one sessions, in St Leonards on Sea East Sussex. I offer a safe, confidential space where we can explore what may be troubling you and work towards change if that is what you want. I also offer online counselling. I can work with you for just a few sessions or, if needed, for months or years.

I have experience of working with adults with a wide variety of problems including loss, depression, anxiety, guilt, anger and relationship issues. I also volunteer for the local branch of a carers charity; so I am experienced in understanding issues associated with caring roles.

Away from my counselling practice I am a qualified Occupational Therapist (OT), working in the NHS. Which means that I am used to working with people to enable them to achieve their life goals.

One of my passions is counselling people who are struggling with issues associated with work. There are so many important reasons to work, but it can be so hard to keep working when you feel exhausted or stressed.

My two professions compliment each other: I understand that daily routines can feel effortful; sometimes we do not want, or we feel unable, to fulfil our roles and responsibilities; and all this can have a real impact on how we cope with our lives.

If you are struggling to find balance and joy in your life I may be able to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
  • UKATA Diploma Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2014 - 2018
  • Counsellor Care for the Carers 2016 - Ongoing
  • Occupational Therapist NHS 2001 - Ongoing
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy 1998 - 2001

Member organisations


UK Association for Transactional Analysis

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialize in how to manage in a working environment, with working relationships, related stress, managing tasks and demands, and finding satisfaction in work.

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

Sessions: £40 for 50 minutes (Recommended Weekly)

For benefit recipients this rate is negotiable


I work Monday to Friday, I have some evening appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays when my last session starts at 7pm.

Further information

If you cannot attend a session I will not charge you, as long as you give me 24 hours notice.

Aldborough Rd
St Leonards On Sea
East Sussex
TN37 6SE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Two steps into front door, then level to room. The only toilet is upstairs.

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Dymphna Lonergan

Dymphna Lonergan