Jessica Burch

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Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27
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About me

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor working with adults, children and young people. I provide a safe, quiet room in Hailsham for face to face counselling. Alternatively I can offer zoom or telephone sessions, or in some individual cases home visits. 

I understand that especially in todays world, life can feel like a struggle, with things piling up and feeling unmanageable. Whatever these things are for you personally, having a place to work through the struggle is important. I am a warm, empathic therapist who will provide a compassionate space for you to explore your own thoughts, feelings and circumstances without judgement or interpretation, to find ways to grow and move in a forward direction that is meaningful to you.

I work with an array of different issues which are listed below, however this is not exhaustive.

Work with Children and Young People

I have experience of working with primary and secondary aged children. Younger children often benefit from play-based therapy to find ways to express feelings or thoughts that they may not have the words to describe. Creative and expressive therapy can also be useful for older children and teens, though some may feel more comfortable using talking therapy. Adapting to meet the individual child or young person is how I work, in a caring, nurturing space.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Person-Centred Counselling
  • FdSc Degree in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Children and young people
  • Level 2 in Counselling skills
  • Level 1 in Interpersonal skills
  • Certificates in Safeguarding for Adults, Children and Young People

In addition to private practice I work for the children's mental health Charity, Place2be. This involves providing therapeutic support to children, young people and families within schools.

Voluntary Work

  • Counsellor at Care for the Carers- 2.5 Years
  • Young Cares Activities Club- 1 year
  • Samaritans- 1 year

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

  • Free 15 minute initial consultation
  • £40 for each 50 minute session, discount for counselling students, OAP’s  and low income available.
  • Fees must be paid before arrival, and I ask that 24hrs notice is given if unable to attend your session as a fee may still be charged.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I can offer daytime, evening and some weekend sessions. Please email me for more information.

Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Jessica Burch
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