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Rachel Burniston MScTAP, CTA, DipTAP

Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2QA
07729 535206 07729 535206 07729 535206 07729 535206 Registered / Accredited
Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2QA

About me

Making the step to contact a therapist can be daunting. I aim to provide a relaxed and comfortable environment for clients to feel as if they can talk without judgement, and to work in a way which encourages collaboration and a move towards greater personal understanding. Even if people might think there is no solution to a problem, I believe there is always a way to gain more insight into what might be troubling them.

Having worked in the care industry as a support worker for many years, and experiencing many different types of communication, I understand how important being heard truly is. I think that just being actively listened to in itself can reveal aspects of an issue that someone might not consciously be aware of.

Transactional analysis therapy is all about communication. It aims to provide a safe and supportive relationship in which aspects of someone's life can be explored. In doing so, thoughts and feelings surpressed or unacknowledged can be expressed openly. I have experience using this way of working in the short term for example after a traumatic event or bereavement, and also in long term contracts, where someone might need more of an exploratory experience. I have worked with a range of issues from domestic and historic abuse to anxiety and depression. I have also worked with clients with learning differences, Autism and Aspergers

Treatment Details

I work with individual adults (18+) and have experience working with clients with learning differences, Autism and Aspergers. I work from a practice in Crowborough in a quiet and comfortable setting, and offer 50 minute appointments on the hour, day-time and evenings during the week.

I offer an initial meeting, for myself and the client to see if we would like to work together. Psychotherapy is often a long term process, but each length of therapy differs with the client's individual needs.

Getting Started

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail or telephone so we can discuss your needs and arrange for an initial face to face meeting to take place.  During this, we will determine if we would like to work together. We will then arrange a regular day and time for future sessions.

How To Find Me

I am situated in a quiet and comfortable practice on Crowborough High Street. There is free parking available behind the building.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience

I have experience working in specific settings for those who have experienced abuse in childhood, and people who have been in abusive relationships as adults. I have worked with a range of different people and issues such as bereavement, anxiety, bullying, financial problems, ill health, relationship problems and issues with family, children or parents. Some of this work has been short term, and others longer term.

My Training

I trained over a period of 10 years, and was in placement for 8 of those years. I became fully qualified as a psychotherapeutic counsellor in 2013 and obtained a master's degree in TA psychotherapy in 2016.

My Qualifications

I have a diploma in transactional analysis psychotherapy and am CTA qualified. I also have a counselling diploma and an MSc in Transactional Analysis.

  • CTA
  • MScTA
  • Dip TAPC
  • Dip TAP
  • UKCP Registered

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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I do offer concessions for those who cannot afford the full fee. This can be discussed during the initial meeting.

Consultation Room

Initial Session of 50 minutes - £25

Follow-Up Sessions of 50 minutes - £45

Walk & Talk

Initial Session of 50 minutes - £20

Follow-Ups Sessions of 50 Minutes - £40

The Lodge Practice
9a High Street
East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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 Unspecified


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10-7, Saturdays 10-1.

Types of client

Older adults
Rachel Burniston MScTAP, CTA, DipTAP

Rachel Burniston MScTAP, CTA, DipTAP

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