About me

Feeling stuck and don’t know what to do?

Needing to talk something through and don’t know who to turn to?

Knowing that you need to make some changes in your life and need some extra support?

Helen is a UKCP registered psychotherapist working in private practice in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Helen has been helping people work through the challenges of life, work and relationship for over 20 years.

Helen recognises that life is not easy. She believes that we don’t have to have suffered a traumatic experience in order to need a helping hand and a supportive ear. Life at today’s frenetic pace can be terribly isolating, so it can be helpful to have someone to talk to; someone who is trained to listen, wholeheartedly and non-judgementally; someone with whom you can explore how you feel and put words on those feelings. Helen provides a safe space in which you can take a step back from your situation and find some clarity.

Helen’s approach to counselling and psychotherapy is one that prizes the power of the relationship developed between the therapist and client. She provides a safe and confidential environment in which you can share your difficulties and develop an understanding of how you have come to arrive in the struggle. Helen will help you navigate and cope with your experience whilst exploring ways that enable you to move forward.

Helen is a practitioner in what is known as Gestalt psychotherapy. She is also heavily influenced by ideas from Buddhist psychology and other experiential traditions (such as Focusing-orientated psychotherapy). She trained and qualified through the University of Brighton where she is now a Senior Lecturer teaching on the PGDip psychotherapeutic counselling and MSc psychotherapy courses.

Like the sound of working in a more holistic way? For an initial appointment with no obligation to continue, please contact Helen.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Psychotherapy (University of Brighton)
  • PG Diploma Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling (University of Brighton)
  • Certificate in Gestalt group therapy (London Gestalt Centre)
  • Diploma Personal Performance Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Certification

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life purpose and meaning
Major life transitions
Counselling for athletes and sports people
Integration of spirituality and spiritual crisis

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Additional information

My fee is £60 per 50 minute session.


Available Monday and Tuesday mornings

East Sussex

Type of session

In person


Helen Carter

Helen Carter