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About me

As a counsellor, I aim to provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental atmosphere in which you can explore whatever dilemma may be troubling you. This might be to do with relationships, work, identity, sexuality, creativity, coping with difficult emotions and destructive patterns, or a combination of these and other issues. You may also wish to simply use our time together as a means of regularly checking-in with yourself, or having an independent ear around some important life decision you need to make.

I have particular experience working with individuals and groups around compulsive sexual behaviour. As a counsellor with Care for the Carers I specialised in supporting people who were caring for loved ones. Many years as a mentor and teacher in the performing arts have given me particular insight into helping people around creativity and expression.

I'm interested in facilitating your desire to change, become more empowered and connect more closely with your authentic self. Together I hope we can create a beneficial relationship that will help you develop increased awareness around yourself and enable you to forge new understandings and new perspectives from which to make decisions and move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BACP, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I'm a registered member (375751) and practice in accordance with their ethical framework.
  • ATSAC, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. I am a qualified member (0183).
  • EAC, European Association for Counselling. Member no: IM0047S


  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)
  • MCPT Certificate in Treating Compulsive Sexual Behaviour
  • CGL Certificate in Substance Misuse Counselling.

I counsel individuals from home in Hastings and individuals and groups through the Marylebone Centre for Psychological Therapies in London.

I have particular experience working with compulsive sexual behaviour. As a counsellor with Care for the Carers I also specialised in supporting people who were caring for loved ones. Many years as a mentor and teacher in the performing arts have also given me particular insight into helping people around creativity and expression.

Within all of the above I have worked with individuals with a variety of different needs and issues - bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, relationship issues - as well as general counselling.

I am insured through Holistic Insurance. Member no: HIS48696

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Difficulties with Creativity and Expression.
  • Life changes/family/career burn-out/work life balance
  • Isolation and self-esteem

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


One to One Counselling in Hastings

Initial 30 min Assessment - there is no charge.


£45 for a one hour session


Student Counselling

For students currently on a counselling course

£35 for a one hour session


For fees related to my work at The Marylebone Centre in London please enquire from the centre itself: info@marylebonecentre.co.uk
020 7224 3532.

East Sussex
TN35 5JH

The Marylebone Centre
79 Marylebone Lane

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Hastings - though on ground floor there are two steps up to the house. London - no wheelchair access.


During the Covid-19 situation, I’m only seeing clients online, preferably via Zoom, but possibly via other media. I’m available daytimes, some evenings & some weekends.

Types of client

Older adults
Guy Dartnell Dip.Couns. MBACP

Guy Dartnell Dip.Couns. MBACP