About me

Due to Covid -19 I am practicing remotely via live video link or the telephone. This also means that I have a lot more availability as working from home and not having to travel to the offices.

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

I practice long term and short term therapy, both individually and with couples

I have a private practice in the Wellington Well-being Centre in Hastings and the Enterprise Shopping Centre in Eastbourne.

I have a huge love and respect for animals and believe that they can be extremely therapeutic especially when working with trauma and sensitive issues and I therefore practice animal assisted therapy with my 8 year old Collie, Ellie.

I will soon be starting animal assisted therapy with my beautiful black Friesian horse Jesse W.

I work within a relational framework as I believe that building a therapeutic relationship is the key towards learning who one is in the world and to establish ways of change.

I can provide a safe,confidential space to enable you to open up about past and present traumas/ concerns and aid in the process of decontaminating unwanted thought processes in order to reach a new way of 'thinking', 'feeling' and therefore 'being' in the world.

I am a Registered Member of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA), and follow their ethical codes and practices. This includes having regular supervision with other experienced professional psychotherapists, and engaging in regular training and other professional development.

Training, qualifications & experience

A-level Psychology and Sociology

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Four years MSc level clinical training in Transactional Analysis Pschotherapy leading to CTA/MSc TA Psychotherapy

Animal Assisted Therapy

PG Dip in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

First-aid in adult mental health and suicide prevention

I worked with the samaritans for 5 years, firstly on the helpline and then taking a more active role in caller care plans including seeing clients face to face.

I have carried out support work in psychiatric mental health hospitals and have gained experience in working with those with more complex cases.

I have lots of experience working with addicts and their families effected by this.

I Currently work with Gamcare which is the main registered charity in the UK working with gambling addicts and their families

I have used animals when working with those suffering from trauma

I work voluntarily for Bohemia Trust Counselling in Hastings

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

Animal Assisted therapy with my Collie Ellie and horse Jesse W

Photos & videos


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £40.00 for 50 minute sessions for individuals

£55.00 for 60 minutes with couples

£55.00 for 1hr with my horse for animal assisted therapy

Fees negotiable for those on low income

Being that I am currently working remotely due to Covid-19, I am happy to negotiate a reduced fee for block booking sessions of 6


My working day is Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm

Further information

The Wellington Centre, 44 Wellington Square, Hastings TN34 1PN is easily accessible and has lots of parking outside. It is a five minutes walk from Hastings train and bus stations.

For physically impaired clients, I am willing to make home visits.

Wellington Centre
44 Wellington Square
East Sussex
TN34 1PN

Enterprise Shopping Centre
Station Parade
East Sussex
BN21 1BD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Can negotiate another room for those with disabilities

Holly Le Mar

Holly Le Mar