Jeanne-Marie Slinger BABCP accredited

Jeanne-Marie Slinger           BABCP accredited

2 Calverley Walk
East Sussex
BN21 4UQ


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About me

I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with 20 years’ experience of working in the mental health field. I have worked as a CBT therapist and supervisor in the NHS in London for the past 10 years. Since relocating to Eastbourne, I now work mainly in private practice, with individuals from age 16 through to older age. I practice from a clinic room in Little Chelsea, Eastbourne, that is a 5 minute walk from the train station and central bus stops.

It is common to feel anxious or worried about the prospect of starting therapy. However, it is my experience that clients soon settle into the process. The fact that CBT is a practical, down to earth approach in which the therapist takes an active and engaging role, helps the settling-in process. I also bring a friendly, compassionate, non-judgemental and light-hearted approach to our work together.

I have extensive experience of treating depression, low confidence issues and a range of anxiety problems, including generalised anxiety (i.e. excessive worry), panic attacks, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, body image problems and body dysmorphia, phobias and OCD. I am also experienced in treating anger problems, stress, difficulties in relating to others and chronic pain.

CBT has the largest evidence base for it's effectiveness in a variety of psychological difficulties. It is prescribed by the NICE guidelines, which stand for the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence and are the standards set by the government for the care of all health problems. If you have been advised to seek CBT therapy for your particular difficulty by your GP or other health professional, it is important that you seek treatment from a therapist that has received in-depth CBT training. This means that they will be accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) or be a clinical psychologist.

If you are unsure about whether CBT will be the right approach for you, I am very happy to discuss this with you over the phone.

I am also a qualified mindfulness teacher and offer mindfulness training on an individual and group basis. There is growing evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness in a variety of mental and physical health problems and I integrate it with CBT therapy whenever deemed to be helpful. I have delivered a variety of mindfulness courses to both staff and patients in the NHS for stress management, prevention of recurrent depression, and mindful eating courses to support weight loss for diabetic patients.

For further information please visit my website

Training, qualifications & experience

• Mindfulness Teacher training with the Mindfulness Training Institute, 2016.

• Postgraduate diploma in CBT with Royal Holloway, University of London, 2009, leading to full

  accreditation with BABCP.

• Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, University of Natal, South Africa, 1997.

• Honours Degree in Psychology, University of Natal, 1994.

• B.Social Science, University of Natal, 1990

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Registered / Accredited


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£60 per hour session.

Cash or cheque, payable by the end of the session. If you prefer to pay by bank transfer this is required before or during the session. Bank details are available on request.

Missed or cancelled sessions are usually charged for, unless 2 working days' notice has been given.

Maps & Directions

Eastbourne, BN21 4UQ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Monday afternoons and evenings, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, Thursday and Friday mornings and afternoons, Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults