Terry Hyde MA MBACP

Terry Hyde MA MBACP

24 Palmeira Court
12-13 Palmeira Square
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex

St Thomas' House
17 St Thomas' Square
Isle Of Wight
PO30 1SL

07831 567530

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24 Palmeira Court
12-13 Palmeira Square
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex

St Thomas' House
17 St Thomas' Square
Isle Of Wight
PO30 1SL

07831 567530

About me

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues? Living with bipolar/manic depression or have reached a crossroads in your life? These are some of the issues I can help you to learn to manage within a safe, confidential environment. There are times in everyone's life when circumstances or situations such as bereavement, relationship break-downs or the pressures of work, school or college leave us feeling overwhelmed and that we don't know which way to turn leading to a range of distressing symptoms such as anger or depression. For more information on the areas of counselling I deal with see the list below.

Your first face to face session (assessment) is charged at £20 as you will also be assessing me, whether we can work together.  See Fees in the section towards the end of this page.

If you want to find a way to make changes in your life, psychotherapy and counselling are 'talking therapies' which allow you to do this in ways that make sense to you. As your psychotherapist, I don't give advice, but gently help in a non-judgemental way allowing you to make your own decisions and gain an understanding of how to manage your life differently and how best to move forward positively, in harmony with your own beliefs and values,

I work holistically in a psychodynamic way (with the unconscious), as well as with what is happening in the 'here and now'. All sessions last for 50 minutes, sometimes a few sessions are all that are needed, whilst others may need longer term support due to the nature of the situation. We discuss this during the first session so you can decide if you want to go ahead with a course of sessions.

My fees are covered/part covered if you have an AXA PPP Healthcare insurance but check with the policy details before booking.

I practice in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and Newport, Isle of Wight where I offer face to face sessions, as well as telephone and on Skype.


"I cannot overstate how useful my sessions with Terry have been. I entered my first meeting in a fairly desperate state but nonetheless skeptical about anyone’s ability to help me deal with the irrational and unreasonable suspicious thoughts I had been having, a recurring problem that had dogged me throughout my life. However Terry’s calm and methodical approach put me directly on a surprisingly fast road to recovery. Without doubt it was his expertise and encouragement that enabled me to come to the right conclusions about what my issues really were and he gave me the tools to dig a little deeper and get to the root of it all. It was his insights and guidance that gave me the belief that something could be done to manage my feelings and correct my thoughts, and after only six sessions I can honestly say that I’m feeling better than ever. My outlook on life is sunnier as a result, I am working more efficiently, and my family and friends  have all noticed a huge improvement."
P.A. (Southsea)

"I was struggling with several problems and felt I was going around in circles. I found Terry on the counselling directory website. I was apprehensive at first, not knowing what to expect. But I soon felt comfortable and safe talking to Terry about any issue. The help he gave me has changed my life completely and I am in a very different place now. I would recommend anyone struggling with any problem to see Terry, he really an help."
S.R. (Isle of Wight)

"I just want to thank you for getting me through some very very tough counselling sessions.
You have really helped me address issues that I have never addressed and as painful and tough as this was, i realise this is going to help me on my road to recovery.
I now realise that the awful situation with my Dad was way beyond my control and that none of that was my fault. He has gone and your visual therapy really helped with that.
Regarding my daughter, i realise and accept i have made mistakes with her but I know I have really tried hard to make that right and accept she will come to me when or if she is ready.
Regarding my husband he will be with me forever and I feel peaceful to know it's ok to talk to him and also grieve for him.
Ex partner totally gone!
I really, really hope I can have more sessions with you as I am so much improved but feel that some issues still need exploring and laid to rest completely. I am almost there.
Once again, thank you so much Terry."
J.L (Southampton)

“You helped me change so much just by the use of 3 words. ‘Interested, Curious and Wonder.’ I use these words every day now and it has helped me to develop into the person that I want to become.I didn’t think that 3 words could change how somebody thinks but putting Terry’s techniques into action, I have developed into a person I am happy with and so proud of myself for the learning curve that I experienced with him.
Many thanks Terry”


I found Terry's Skype sessions to be very helpful, especially for dancers. After talking with him, I found a calmer state of mind, which has helped me in my dancing and everyday life. He reminded me of the importance of positive thinking, which transfers into energy. I truly recommend his therapy, for the sessions were useful and made a big impact on my mental health.

Many thanks

G.G (Skype)

Terry was recommended to me by a very close friend. I had not tried one-on-one counselling before and was at a very low point in my life where something fundamental had to change. During the first few sessions the main issues had been recognised and I have never looked back.

I found Terry to be most insightful and he was able to turn my thinking around remarkably quickly. I cannot recommend him highly enough, our sessions together were a very positive and life changing experience for me.

D.K (Hove)

Before my first session with Terry I was quite nervous but after a short while I found myself being in a very relaxed environment.

Terry changed my way of thinking and in the short time I have seen him I have benefited hugely.

I am now a more confident person and have a new positive way of thinking.

Many thanks Terry

M.J (Isle of Wight)

Terry has helped me immensely. I was extremely nervous going into counselling as I had never experienced it before and didn't know what to expect but Terry made me feel so at ease. He helped me to talk openly about my struggles, not just to him but with the people around me, which was something that I had never managed before.

He introduced me to new coping strategies and guided me through my own thoughts when I was feeling confused about what was going on. I am now able to practice mindfulness in a way that I haven't before my sessions and can rationalise my own feelings which has been such a positive experience for me. It has been an eye-opening and positive experience with Terry and I would recommend him to anyone.

A.L (Skype)

Training, qualifications & experience

Introduction to Counselling (Open University)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Wealden Psychology Institute)

MA in Psychotherapy & Healing Practice (validated by Middlesex University)

Certificate of Proficiency for BACP Register

Diploma in Autism Awareness (Centre of Excellence)

Eating Disorders (CPD)

In addition to my private practice I have counselled students at both Southampton and Portsmouth University Counselling Services and also worked part-time counselling adolescents for a youth charity.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Face to face: one-to-one £45, couples £65

First Face to Face session is £20

Both telephone and Skype are £45 per session in the UK.

Overseas Skype one-to-one US$60 or 55Euros per session

Some low cost sessions are available for those on benefits or low income, proof needed.

Listed by AXA PPP Healthcare

Further information

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their Code of Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I am on the BACP Register for Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

Listed by AXA PPP Healthcare

Maps & Directions

Brighton & Hove, BN3 2JB
Newport, PO30 1SL

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Hove: Monday 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm and Tuesday 9.00 am - 8.00 pm. Isle of Wight: Wednesday PM/evening, Thursday and Friday day and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme