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About me

During this challenging time I offer face to face socially distanced Walk & Talk sessions, or online video sessions. I also offer reduced fee sessions for those impacted by COVID related loss.

I am a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP who specialises in:

  • Online video counselling via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, etc. at a day/time that suits you
  • 'Walk & Talk': Woodland walk counselling sessions (Battle, East Sussex)
  • Trained bereavement counsellor
  • Experienced counselling foreign nationals living in the UK

I offer an initial free 20-minute consultation where I will discuss with you your presenting worries, and what you are looking for in counselling.

We will also make an agreement about the duration, time and dates of our sessions.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Therapist:

Feeling safe is a necessary condition for you to confront your fears, anxieties and worries. It is fundamental to the outcome of therapy that you feel safe and heard.

I provide a non-judgmental and confidential person-centred environment, where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and their impact on your life – past, present and future.

No one can change the events of the past but I believe the road to recovery lies with increasing your self-awareness, re-establishing the relationship with your body and mind without feeling overwhelmed or ashamed.

I can help you with this by utilising a wide range of methods as no one method fits for all. My way of working reflects the idea of ‘Walking beside you’ while you take me on your journey through your life and its challenges and struggles.

I believe that therapy is a collaborative process – a mutual exploration of yourself in a safe and confidential environment.

I have trained in different therapeutic models:

• Person Centred Therapy
• Transactional Analysis
• Gestalt Therapy
• Attachment Theory
• Egan
• Solution Focused Therapy
• Play & Creative Therapy
• Bereavement Therapy

Training, qualifications & experience

• CPCAB Level 2 Helping Skills
• CPCAB Level 3 Counselling & Skills Theory
• Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute (Level 6/BA equivalent)
• Transactional Analysis 101
• Trauma and Recovery
• Trauma in Children
• Severe and Complex Trauma and Disassociation
• Attachment, Attachment and Disorder, Trauma and Recovery
• Registered member BACP No 382247
• Fluent English, Ukrainian, Russian and Czech
• 5+ years experience

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


Foreign nationals living in the UK

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Free initial 20 min telephone consultation
£45 per 50 min / online video session
£60 per hour / Woodland Walk and Talk (Battle, East Sussex)

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


Immediately available spaces

Weekdays, evenings, weekends

East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Ukrainian, Russian, Czech


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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Nadiya Paton MBACP

Nadiya Paton MBACP