Sophie Coutand-Marin, MBACP

Sophie Coutand-Marin, MBACP

East Sussex

07722 560478

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About me

Hello and welcome!

If you feel that something isn’t quite right in your life at the moment, and you find it difficult to share it with friends or relatives, getting in touch with a counsellor might be a place to start.

I support my clients going through challenging times, by offering them a non-judgemental space to talk things through at their pace. Together we can unpick particular issues troubling you, even if you find it difficult to pin point exactly what that might be.

Coming to counselling is a sign of sanity and maturity, and it can be as long or as short you decide.

I am a BACP Registered counsellor and a certified cyber therapist offering counselling in English, French and Spanish. I believe that there is no single approach that can help all clients in all situations. In this way, I have trained within a range of modalities, and adapt my approach to suit my clients' individual needs.

I have experience working with individuals from all walks of life struggling with a broad range of issues such as: depression, bereavement, anxiety,sexual abuse, domestic abuse, relationship issues, self-esteem/self-acceptance, life stages adjustment, integrating into a new country and culture, phobias & fears, anger, and disability.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a diploma in therapeutic counselling and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a certified cyber therapist, a well as a certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
Since qualifying, I have received specialist training in:

  • mindfulness;
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy;
  • Compassion Focused Therapy;
  • trauma therapy;
  • bereavement counselling;
  • solution-focused therapy;
  • domestic abuse issues;
  • sexual abuse issues;
  • pre-trial therapy;
  • couple counselling.

As a member of the BACP I follow its Ethical Framework, which includes a commitment to regular supervision of my work as a counsellor, and an ongoing personal commitment to professional development.

I have worked within various therapy setting, including a general counselling agency, a Sexual Assault Referral Centre and a bereavement support organisation. I work with adults of all ages and background, and I offer both long and short-term therapy depending on my clients goals.

If you want to know more about the services I offer please visit my website

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Immigrant / expatriate/ repatriate issues.
Pet bereavement.

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I offer a reduced rate (£15) initial appointment so that we can get to know each other and make sure you are confident we can work together.
Individual Face to Face:

  • First 12 sessions: £40/50min
  • Thereafter: £35/50min

I have a limited number of concessionary spaces for those who would otherwise be unable to afford counselling. Please feel free to ask more about these.

Home visits :

  • Initial Session £25/50min
  • £50/50min

Online Counselling:

  • Video (webcam): £35/50min

Maps & Directions

Eastbourne, BN21

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French, Spanish


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Morning, afternoon and evening appointments. As I currently need to travel frequently, I'm only able to see clients online for the time being.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults