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About me

Perhaps a specific issue has led you here today. Perhaps you would like to explore difficulties in your early life and how those are impacting on you today. We all go through times when some additional support could be useful. Perhaps I'm the right person to help. I have extensive experience of working in NHS and charity settings as well as abroad. Aside from my private practice I currently work as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in an NHS service. I have worked with a wide range of difficulties and have the most experience in working with complex trauma, interpersonal difficulties, mood management, and autism spectrum conditions.

As a clinical psychologist, I am trained in a broad range of therapeutic modalities. My specialties are schema therapy, mentalisation-based therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, and skills-based approaches including mindfulness. My choice of which approach to use is always formulation-driven and based on clients' preferences and choices.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychology, Bachelor of Science: University of Konstanz (2011)
  • Clinical Forensic Psychology, Master of Science: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, Kings College London (2014)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University (2018)
  • Mentalisation-Based Treatment, Basic Course: Anna Freud Institute (2018)
  • Schema-Therapy, Foundations Course: Schema Therapy Associates (2020)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Schema Therapy


First consultation is free of charge. Any further appointments are £80.

Further information

I know how crucially important the therapeutic relationship is. I think it is important to spend enough time at the beginning building this relationship and bond. Because of this, I offer free initial consultations. Feel free to contact me (email preferred) to see if we 'click' and you feel confident working with me.

East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages German, Spanish


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 Unspecified


Tuesdays: am and pm

Friday: pm

Evening sessions can be arranged on request

Types of client

Young people
Dr Gabriel Schnitzer DClinPsy

Dr Gabriel Schnitzer DClinPsy