Ian Caley

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MSc Addiction Psychology & Counselling, MBACP
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Eastbourne BN21 & Seaford BN25
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About me

Hi, I'm Ian. I'm a dad & husband, a professional, boundaried therapist and experienced both academically & first hand in substance misuse/too much drinking/drug use and addiction.

I have two practices in East Sussex; One in Hove and one in Glynde, just outside Lewes. I see clients face to face if they're local and I see clients online if they're from other areas of the UK or abroad. I also offer walk and talk therapy.

Clients say that being able to talk openly with me about their drinking (or drug use) is very empowering. I've been there and I understand how we can feel- anxious, stuck in a cycle, deceitful, guilty, angry....

Maybe you've had a big incident in your life and drink/drug use has been there for you? Or you [think] you need it to be able to function socially?

When we work together, we'll talk about your experience. We'll talk about where you think you are with drinking/using. We'll talk about what it's like for you, and we'll come up with a plan. My clients are normally medium to long term...that tells me they value the depth of the work, and that makes me feel like a lucky man....I get to see people's lives and the lives of their loved ones turn around and change for the better, and I'm here as an 'ordinary' therapist for when the bumps in the road appear, because the fact is- we don't get 'normal' bumps in the road, for us, they're often wheel crunching potholes and we need to know how to navigate them without a drink or a drug. And this we do, waking up with peace of mind and gently, over time, improving self-esteem and self-respect, stronger boundaries and firmer, consistently steady relationships.

Ian Caley Therapy

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have a Masters in Addiction Psychology & Counselling from London South Bank University
  • I am a 'Registered Member of the BACP'
  • Advanced Practitioner with Addiction Professionals (formerly the federation of drug and alcohol professionals).
  • I am fully insured, abide by BACP's code of ethics, have regular supervision once a month and registered with the ICO for data protection.

Probably more of use to you are my years of personal lived experience of addiction and my experiences in helping people and their families to successfully explore and resolve their addictions and substance misuse.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I work from two face-to-face locations

Church Road in Hove (near Wilbury Road), and Glynde, near Lewes.

Both are safe and quiet, my Glynde room has free on-site parking directly outside and is also fully wheelchair accessible.

I can do Zoom or Teams appointments but I feel the best work is done facing this, in person, in-room therapy.

I charge £80 per session for each 50-minute appointment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available for face-to-face appointments and online sessions. Please get in touch and I'll let you know what's available.

Further information


- I'm very grateful to those who have kindly written these words.

  • Ian is so kind and caring and he helped me through a really tough part of my life. The time we spent together each week is something I will always cherish because I learnt so much about myself. I am so grateful for the help, thank you. Michael M
  • Being a survivor of domestic abuse I emerged from those relationships full of fear/anxiety, shame and zero self-esteem. To manage these emotions I turned to alcohol to cope, drinking up to two bottles of wine every evening. Ian’s relaxed, empathetic and non-judgemental attitude allowed me to feel safe to open up and finally be honest about the difficulties in my life. I was allowed to explore certain areas of my life at my own pace and develop new tools and coping mechanisms to deal with difficult emotions without the need to pick up a drink. As a result, I now live a happy peaceful life free of alcohol. The positive impact of my sobriety has extended to my family and other relationships. I am so grateful to Ian, his warmth and compassion is what allowed me to talk openly for the first time without the fear of being judged. I cannot thank him enough. Anna J.
  • If you are going through a tough time and looking for some support, then I totally recommend getting in touch with Ian to see how he can help. You will find that Ian is a really good counsellor who makes it easy to talk through your problems and make sense of situations. Very warm and genuine therapist. Liz S.
  • I have had the privilege to experience Ian’s competent and compassionate counselling skills whilst being on the same masters degree course.  I would not hesitate to refer clients to Ian, he is a true professional with solid training, an open heart and mind and excellent relational skills that have allowed me to feel safe, secure, and at ease in our work together over the training. Laura S.

For any more information please call for a chat, visit my website or contact me via email 

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

Seaford, East Sussex, BN25

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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