Thaddeus Hickman

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Counsellor & Psychotherapist, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Lewes BN7 & Hove BN3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I’m an experienced therapist working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, loss and relationship issues.  By giving space to what's troubling you, we come to understand underlying and often unseen issues and bring about the change which has seemed out of reach.  

You may feel that you are struggling with these issues alone and that you can’t talk to your partner, friends or family.  You might worry that these issues keep repeating themselves and that you will always feel stuck.  Perhaps this is affecting how you feel about yourself in your relationships or at work.  This might lead to you feeling confused by your feelings and think you need to hide them from everyone, though this only makes it worse.

I see therapy as offering a space to step aside from your everyday life - a confidential and judgement-free space - where we approach your concerns with curiosity and compassion. By exploring the feelings and experiences you find difficult, we will uncover, process and come to understand the feelings you are struggling with and how this informs how you move forwards.

How therapy works for you

Clients experience a variety of outcomes, from the initial sharing of a problem that has been weighing them down, to a growing and deepening understanding of how these issues came about, to positive change in their key relationships, to how they feel about themselves on an average day.

Through this process, I will work with you to gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns - such as getting angry, frustrated, scared, withdrawing or self-criticising - as you begin to build a new self-awareness.  This emerging understanding will provide you with new ways of responding to situations you find difficult and - in the longer-term - will help you develop more of a say in how you lead your life and in the increasing life choices you can make.

Next steps?

If you connect with what you've read here then contact me to book a free 30 minute consultation where we'll discuss what you want to get out of therapy, I can answer any questions you may have and you'll get a sense if working with me feels right.  Email me to book a free phone consultation.  

Or call (or text) me on 07540 784 533.   

Training, qualifications & experience

I’ve been trained in various therapeutic schools (this is called an 'integrative' approach). This enables me to tailor the therapy to the specific needs of each client.  My training base is 'humanistic' which means that the needs and humanity of each client are at the core of the therapy and that I aim to help the client understand and connect with their internal, often under-used resources.

I'm trained in 'psychodynamic' counselling and psychotherapy which believes that the past has often had significant influence on how you live your life today. This approach can provide valuable self-knowledge, enabling you to better understand yourself and adapt to events in the present and the future.

I also have an interest and background in 'narrative'.  Clients often feel, when we look at 'self-narrative' together, that they are seeing it for the first time.  And yet, it becomes clear that it was often created a long time ago, perhaps in childhood.  This revealing process can provide an understanding of why you behave the way you do, but also, it can enable you to connect with who you are now. 


Advanced Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling (including Psychodynamic Counselling)

Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling

Certificate Integrative Humanistic Counselling

Further training:

  • Relational psychotherapy
  • Bereavement counselling
  • M.A. in Creative Writing
  • Existential psychotherapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Mindfulness in therapy

As well as my private practice in Lewes and Hove/Brighton, I've spent the past few years working for a large South-West London counselling service supporting clients with a wide-range of issues.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£80.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

I work from two locations on the following days:

Lewes: Mondays.

Hove/Brighton: Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays. 

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

Hove, East Sussex, BN3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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