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About me

A presence of calm compassion in turbulent times, accessibly priced and available online or face to face. I offer professional counselling to anyone who is struggling or sometimes feeling overwhelmed. Perhaps you're at a crossroads in your life, or you just can't see a clear way forward. Or maybe you're suffering from anxiety or depression which is difficult to handle.

I provide compassionate support and guidance, to help you to find clarity and sense of purpose again. I will enable you to find ways of dealing with even your darkest and most difficult times. Depending on your specific situation, you should notice a difference in your quality of life within six to twelve sessions.

Above all, I aim to create a supportive and positive space where you can be heard with sympathy and without judgement. I believe that all our sufferings and difficulties have the potential to make us more compassionate, more resilient and more alive as people. That transformation is what I will try to help you to achieve.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a trained and qualified counsellor, with a diploma from the Psychosynthesis Trust, London, and several years of experience.

I’m a full member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I’ve trained in intimacy and relationships with Jan Day, and in couples counselling with Relate. I've also had many years of personal psychotherapy.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£35.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I charge £35 per 50-minute session for individuals, and £50 for couples. Please contact me for further information, for details of availability, or to make a booking


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Weekdays (day and evening)

33 Sun 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.

My office is at street level. I am currently working online only, but hope to restart face to face sessions in

Languages offered

French, Italian

Simon Buckland MSc MBACP

Simon Buckland MSc MBACP