About me

Counselling really does change lives. I’ve experienced it myself and I’ve seen it happen with dozens of people I’ve worked with – which is why I love this work so much.

Many of us grow up with negative influences around us: indifference, criticism, insecurity, rejection, sometimes even hostility and aggression. As we grow up we find ourselves absorbing these energies, and in adult life they show up as low self-esteem, as anxiety, as outbursts of rage or as depression. They interfere with our work, with our relationships and with our ability to enjoy and make the most of our own lives.

My aim is to work with you to get the negative voices and feelings under control, to create distance from them and allow your more positive and creative side to come forward. I’m kind, patient, perceptive and supportive, and I’ll never judge or criticise you. Whatever difficult places we might go to in our work together, you can be sure that I’ve been there before in my own long therapy journey and training. That makes me a safe and trustworthy guide.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’ve been trained in many kinds of personal development work, including bodywork, psychodrama, couples therapy, and psychodynamic and psychospiritual counselling. I've been practising as a counsellor since 2014.  

I’m fully insured, and as a registered member I work within the ethical and professional framework of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists – the country’s no. 1 official association. 

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £45 per 50-minute session for individuals and £60 for couples, payable online or by card. Feel free to get in touch for further information, for details of availability, or to make a booking

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

We’ll start with an introductory session for £20 to see if counselling is right for you at this moment.  Then, if you decide to continue, we’ll contract for a further six sessions and then review again before going on. 

I can see you online using Zoom or WhatsApp, or face-to-face, or on the phone, as you prefer.  I have a quiet and private consulting-room in my house in central Lewes, a short walk from the station and from several car parks. 

Lewes
East Sussex
BN7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

French
Italian

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Simon Buckland

Simon Buckland