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About me

They say that time changes things but sometimes, we need to actively create changes ourselves, in order to get the kind of life that we want. I know from my own experiences how hard it can be to find a way forward when nothing seems to be going right and I saw for myself how useful it was to have a neutral person, who I could work with on overcoming obstacles in my way to a better and more fulfilling life.

So whether you are in the midst of a crisis, experiencing feelings of dissatisfaction or finding yourself repeating patterns that lead you nowhere I provide a calm, safe space, where you can talk confidentially about whatever is troubling you. I know that the prospect of seeking a counsellor can be daunting and perhaps even bewildering so I offer a FREE introductory session, where you can ask me any questions you have about counselling and I can tell you a little bit about what you can expect from working with me.

I aim to give you the time and support that you need to explore your personal story in your own time and at your own pace. Following this initial session, there is no obligation to see me again. I know that successful outcome of counselling depends very much on the relationship between client and counsellor so it is important that you choose someone you think you can trust and be able to work with.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and fully insured.
  • I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
  • BA in Psychology.

Apart from my private practice, I also work one day a week for a low-cost counselling service in Lewes. My previous counselling experience includes working for CRI in Brighton and Eastbourne, which provide free counselling for drug and alcohol users.

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.


Additional information

Initial session:      FREE

Subsequent sessions: £40 per session (50 minutes)

I offer a small number of reduced sessions for students and for those of low income. Please contact me for further details.


I work Wednesday to Friday from 8am to 8pm.

The Barn
64 Southover High Street
East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Katrine Wittmayer Olesen

Katrine Wittmayer Olesen