Jolene Payne

Jolene Payne

Haywards Heath,
West Sussex

33 The Rough
East Sussex

01825 722202 / 07429 528452

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About me

***************NEW Therapy Barn opened in Fletching offering group therapy and experiential weekend retreats - see web site for more info*****************

Experienced BACP member, psychotherapist offering one to one - family, couple, child and adolescent counselling in East Sussex.

I work with clients from the age of 12 upwards, creating a healthy systemic flow within my work where often problems addressed with my younger clients will often help me reach healthy solutions within my adult work and vice versa.

As a human being, I am forever interested in the way we develop as humans - psychologically, emotionally, physically and spiritually and to this end I am lucky enough to be able to attend wonderful workshops where I have picked up many tools which can - if appropriate, aid with your journey into understanding yourself.

We may sit and talk about dilemmas, tell stories about memories, use colour to explore situations and feelings not yet understood - we might use the sand tray and jump into worlds where there are never ending possibilities that perhaps you are unable to see in your day to day life. Grounding all this is a well learned and much adhered to principle, that is that all human beings have the self knowledge and right to claim their full potential.

Our first session together will be almost like an interview, consciously or unconsciously you will be assessing whether or not I am the person who can help you help yourself. And to this end, it is your choice at the end of the first session whether you continue to work with me.

Counselling works not by magic or by manipulation - but because at its core, it is about one person coming to a true understanding about what is right and not right for them, and then from that how to fully create an authentic relationship with the world at large. Within our therapeutic relationship, held together with boundaries of non-judgment and confidentiality, you as a client can experiment with different ways of coming to life. These experiments lead to self discoveries which you will take into the world, and though there is never a promise of happy ever after, my aim is to help you find the way to exist that is truly right for you.

I work with most areas and have much experience, however I am particularly interested in working with adult survivors of childhood abuse - with aspergers clients  and with clients experiencing issues around bullying. Having had two children via fertility treatment , I am also always open to supporting women going through any issues around fertility and child loss.

This year has been an incredibly exciting time, with the recent acquisition of a beautiful barn in Fletching. This barn, when completed will hold an adult woman's group, a young woman's group (17 - 22 year olds) and a teens space. All groups will be therapeutic spaces where my hope is that within this often faceless society, as small clusters we can increase our understanding of what it is to have human interaction and intimacy. If you are interested in being part of these dynamic group please email me as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip and Adv Dip in integrative psychotherapy
Basic and advanced counselling skills
Regular Attendee of the Adlerian Summer School
Certificate in play and sand tray therapy

Counsellor for YAC (youth and adolescent counselling service)
Counsellor for Bereavement centres in Crawley and Worthing
Lead facilitator for a women's therapy space

Personal therapy groups and workshops

Support Groups

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Male related / mens issues surrounding loss of masculinity, sexual disfunction, relationship issues.


Youth - £45per hour (weekly)

Adults - £55 per hour (weekly)

Family Therapy - £90 per 90 minutes (fortnightly)

Couples counselling - £90 per 90 minutes (fortnightly)

I welcome those on low incomes calling me to discuss lower fees.

Further information

I have been a regular columnist for Juno natural parenting magazine and have also appeared on Channel 4's 4thoughtTV.

I have been a facilitator for the UK Adlerian Summer schools.

Maps & Directions

Haywards Heath,, RH16
Lewes, BN8 4NS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Sessions are open week days and weekend, with greater flexibility between the hours of 9 and 11.30 each day.