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About me

Hello and welcome

COVID-19 I am offering all my sessions online at the moment. I can offer Skype or Zoom sessions.

If you are feeling anxious, finding it hard to cope, having relationship issues linked to or made more difficult by lockdown please contact me. Talking is the first stage of making a change. Even in lockdown positive change is possible!

If you are reading this then I am guessing that you are looking for somebody to talk to. I can offer you a private, confidential and friendly place to come and talk through whatever is worrying you.

You can contact me easily by email or phone, all details are on this page. It is fine for you to book a one off session to see if I can offer the kind of counselling you need.

About me

I am an integrative Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist, this means that I do not work from one theoretical model. My aim is to work with you in the way that feels most comfortable and makes most sense to you.

I use a mix of talking and behavioural therapies, so sometimes I might ask you to undertake some activities at home between sessions.

I believe that the best outcomes are produced through working collaboratively. I will work alongside you to help you to make sense of your problems and to find ways to improve your quality of life.

Who I can work with

I work with individuals and couples who are having relationship problems or problems in forming or maintaining relationships.

I offer help and support to parents and step-parents. I have experience of working with children and can offer help to young people.

I work with indivduals who are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or other problems affecting quality of life or people who want to understand more about themselves, their behaviour, thought processes and mood swings

Clinical supervision

I have clinical supervision sessions available for Counsellors and Psychosexual Therapists, please contact me for further details.

Psychosexual therapy

I offer Psychosexual Therapy to couples and individuals who have problems with sexual function,( physical things like trouble with erections, pain and discomfort and vaginismus) or more psychological problems around sex, anxieties about forming relationships and becoming sexual, questions about your own sexuality, trauma from past abuse, and loss of desire.

I am very aware that for couples facing long term disability it can be very difficult to re-connect or maintain an intimate relationship. I am happy to offer support and therapy to help you through. I can sometimes make home visits.

Pre-bereavement & bereavement counselling

For couples or individuals who find themselves or their partner facing a terminal or life limiting diagnosis I offer help with pre-bereavment issues. It is very hard for some couples to stay close and intimate when undergoing treatment or adjusting to the idea of loss. I can help you to talk about this and keep the relationship strong. I can sometimes make home visits.

I work with individuals or couples who have experienced the loss of a family member, partner or friend. I will help you to come to terms with loss and find a way through.

I offer counselling to couples or individuals who have had a baby who has died or was still-born.

Anxiety, depression & mood swings

I also have many years of experience in working with people who suffer from anxiety depression and the mood swings that can go wth this. I offer a mix of listening, talking and behavioural support to help you to gain confidence and the ability to control unhelpful thoughts.

Where to find me

I am based in Woodingdean on the edge of Brighton. Easy access from town centre by bus, 2 and 22, 5 minute level walk from bus-stop. Ample free, unrestricted parking on street nearby. Close to A27. Can be reached easily from Lewes, Hove, Worthing or from Peacehaven, Saltdean,Ovingdean and beyond.


The first appointment costs £25 for couples £20 for individuals and £10 for those on low income and students

Further sessions cost £60 for couples £50 individuals £25 for those on low income and students. (Limited number of spaces available)

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, Post-graduate Certificate Child Focused Systemic Practice.

Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups

I am a COSRT accredited supervisor

I have 18 years of experience in working with couples and individuals.

I trained with Relate, TCCR (Tavistock Relationships) and The Institute of Family Therapy

I attend regular training days for continuing professional development.

I am an integrative supervisor and have vacancies for supervisees.

I have completed the training with The Foundation for Infant Loss

Recently I have been involved in setting up SARB (Sex and relationships Brighton) an organisation dedicated to providing good quality affordable CPD for counsellors and therapists.


I am also registered with BUPA

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.


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.


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

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

Psychosexual therapy Pre-bereavement counselling

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychosexual therapy


Additional information

Initial appointment £20 special rate for those on low income and students

Further sessions £60 for couples

£50 for individuals

Limited sessions available to students and those on very low income £30.00

Please do ask about fees if you are unable to afford the full rate. I try to be flexible.

Fees for Supervision £50 for 60 minutes. £75 for 90 minutes. Discount for student counsellors


Daytime and evening slots available

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Pease let me know if you are in a wheelchair before you arrive so that I can move furniture to make a comfortable place for you. I am sorry, but I don't have a disabled toilet.


I am an integrative supervisor.

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Ruth Hazelton MSc COSRT (Accredited) MBACP(Accred)

Ruth Hazelton MSc COSRT (Accredited) MBACP(Accred)