Sorrell Raikes

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UL
07764 247 819 07764 247 819
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UL

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and am able to provide online therapeutic services for individuals, adults and young people. I can offer you a virtual safe, confidential non judgemental space to work on a short or long term basis depending on your individual need.

My aim is to help you address the various difficulties you may be experiencing in your life, which may include

Anxiety - There are times in our lives when anxiety can stop us from being able to function in the world and can make even the smallest problems seem catastrophic. Working together you can get an understanding of what is going on for you and change the negative cycles that you may feel are controlling you.

Depression  - If you are feeling stuck in an endless low mood we can explore what is going on for you and help you to discover ways of managing your mood in order to enable you to re-engage

Stress - We can work together to reduce the effects of stress, develop skills for managing the stress in your life and lessen the burden.

Grief - Having worked for Cruse I have experiencing of dealing with bereavement and have become aware that every grief journey is unique and for some it is too traumatic and painful to explore alone. We can work together to enable you to process your emotions and develop an understanding of where you are with your sadness and loss. I also have experience of working with those who have lost loved ones through a sudden and/or traumatic death including suicide.

Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphia - I like to work with individuals struggling with disturbed eating and body image. My aim is to help you develop a positive self-image whilst managing the emotional impact associated with these issues.

Recent and Childhood Trauma - I can provide a safe environment for you to manage your traumatic experiences whilst increasing emotional regulation skills and self-care.

Please call or email me for an informal discussion about how I may be able to help you at this time.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and I work in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice of these professional bodies.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis (TA), and have completed my Advanced Clinical Training in TA psychotherapy.  I have also done some advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Flash technique and I am looking to further my knowledge and experience of EMDR.

  • 4 year Advanced Clinical Training in Tractional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis
  • School Counsellor
  • Cruse Bereavement Care volunteer since 2017
  • CBT - 2016
  • CBT for Child and Adolescent Disorders
  • Training in Flash Technique
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care - A Foundation Course
  • Play Therapy UK Introduction to Play
  • Place to Be Counselling Children Workshop
  • Introduction to Gestalt Skills - 2015
  • TA 101 2014

Member organisations


UK Association for Transactional Analysis

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Everyone's experience is different and for that reason I would like to take time to understand what is going on for you and use my theoretical understanding to create a path of recovery with you that will work for you.

I am happy to work with people of all backgrounds, genders and religions.

I have had experience of working with trauma and have an interest in working with survivors of suicide.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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£60 per session

Further information

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). I work in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice of these professional bodies.

11A High Street
Tunbridge Wells

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


Good availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Sorrell Raikes

Sorrell Raikes