About me

Your sessions will bring you relief from, for example, anxiety/stress, depression, and relationship difficulties with those around you.  They'll provide a time to talk about what's on your mind, what's holding you back.

Depending on what you want to address, we'll 'unravel' your present situation and how you may have got there.

This is a powerful and effective way to evaluate what's happening and how to go about resolving it.

As a result, you'll gain techniques to manage daily life.  You'll gain insight and perspective to loosen the hold of unwanted, stuck situations so you can move forward.

A session or two may be all you want, or you can continue longer to allow more time.

Social distancing measures currently mean all sessions are by phone or video call.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Professional development training in:

Couples and relationships

Anxiety, OCD, panic attacks


Sight loss: RNIB/Vision UK accredited counsellor

Stress, PTSD

Dreams in therapy

Suicidal thoughts

Pre-trial therapy, domestic violence

Bereavement and loss, end of life

Phone and video call therapy

NCFE Level 2 Dementia Care

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and follow the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

DBS checked, insured, and regular supervision.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Stress, worrying thoughts that go round and round, OCD

Sleep issues, dreams

Students and studying

Feeling overwhelmed, blocked, stuck.


Women's issues, menopause, men's issues

Times of great change in life: midlife, ageing, retirement and older age


Living with disability


Boarding school

Relocation, cultural isolation, loneliness, isolation

Photos & videos


Additional information

Each session is 50 minutes

Fees are £40.00 per session

Optional discount available after the first session: 10% reduction for 4 sessions when booked and paid in advance, £144.00

This straightforward pricing is intended to allow the widest possible access to quality counselling and psychotherapy


Monday to Saturday, daytime or evening

Further information

Comments from previous clients:

It's made a huge difference to my life

Talking to you made things clear in my mind

It is such a relief to say the things that have been going round in my head out loud

East Sussex

East Sussex

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Free on-street parking, public transport nearby. Ground floor room and toilet, but some wide outdoor steps. If you have a disability affecting your mobility, please contact me about your access requirements.

Joanna Clapp

Joanna Clapp