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About me

For over forty years I have been working therapeutically with clients with a wide range of problems. I believe that certain qualities are essential to successful therapy – trust, discretion, motivation, confidentiality and respect.

I believe that the relationship between therapist and client should be at the heart of the therapy process in providing a haven in which clients will be received with professionalism, warmth, kindness and dignity.

​As well as being a senior accredited counsellor, I am also an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and a dual trained nurse in mental health and learning disability. I offer a range of treatments that can help with mental health problems, emotional challenges, and some psychiatric disorders.

I aim to enable those I see to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious, or depressed. This can equip them to cope with difficult situations in a more adaptive way.

​Through the years I have worked with clients internationally and in a wide variety of settings particularly relating to psychological trauma and PTSD. I have a special interest in pregnancy and post-partum difficulties such as anxiety and depression.

​I have had numerous articles published through the years and am a contributing author of “Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Mental Health Practitioners,” and author of a self-help publication “50 Tips to Beat Depression,”

Training, qualifications & experience

P-Grad Diploma in Cognitive Psychotherapy, University of Brighton            2011
P-Grad Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Surrey    2000       Advanced Certificate in Applied Transpersonal Psychotherapy                    1997       Diploma in Counselling                                                                                  1990       Counselling Certificate, English National Board (NMHV)                              1999      Registered Mental Nurse,English National Board (NMHV)                          1987
Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities,English National Board (NMHV)      1983

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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


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.


Additional information

Counselling £60.00 per session if self funding. Medical insurance rates may vary. If you are funding services yourself, you may choose to make a payment each session, you may pay by card or cash.

Fees vary for other services.

If you are claiming on your medical insurance, it is important to ask them first if you’re covered for the services you require and if there are any specific exclusions. Some insurance companies will fund treatment following a direct referral from a GP, others may have a different referral pathway.
Fees may vary with different companies.

Missed, broken or cancelled sessions are charged in full, apart from in exceptional circumstances.

Companies and organisations – please contact us to discuss invoicing arrangement.


Monday to Friday : First appointment 9.30 am to last appointment 4.30 pm. Saturday morning: First appointment 9.30am to last appointment 12.00pm.

East Sussex

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Steve Clifford, BACP (Senior Accredited);               BABCP (Accredited).

Steve Clifford, BACP (Senior Accredited); BABCP (Accredited).