Thaddeus (or Thad) Hickman - MBACP

Thaddeus (or Thad) Hickman - MBACP

East Sussex


07540 784 533

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About me

How you feel in counselling sessions is key to the success of your therapy.  This is why it's vital that you feel comfortable as we confidentially explore the issues that you find difficult to talk about. From there we can start to explore these issues more deeply and what may be possible ways forward.

I’m a fully qualified and BACP registered counsellor. My approach is non-judgemental and empathic and caters to the individual needs of each client. I’ve worked with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, mens' issues, stress, low self-esteem, anger management, bereavement.  My specialism is working with adults one-to-one.

The counselling process
Through exploring your worries and underlying issues, you'll gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns.  You will build self-awareness and ways of coping to more effectively deal with the issues that have troubled you.  This will also put you in a better position to have more say in what you do with your life and how to make the kind of changes you seek.

My humanistic approach is based on the belief that each person has the ability within them to not only change themselves but to change themselves in the way that is best for them. One aim of our therapy together therefore would be to help you reconnect with this vital aspect of yourself.  This will make you more connected to your own needs and chosen responses - in the present and the future.

Individual needs
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.

I work both short and longer-term with clients, depending on individual need.  For longer-term work we aim to understand how your deeper past has psychologically affected your development.  With this knowledge, we can help you adapt for the better in the present.

Next step 
Contact me to arrange an initial session.  We'll discuss what's brought you to counselling and what you would like to get out of our time together.  And if you decide you would like to continue with me, we'll discuss weekly timings that would work for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling (including Psychodynamic Counselling)

Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling

Certificate Integrative Humanistic Counselling

Further training:

  • Bereavement counselling
  • Existential psychotherapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Mindfulness in therapy
  • Time-limited counselling

As well as my Brighton private practice, 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


Accredited register membership



  • £50 per weekly session (each session is 50 minutes).
  • The initial consultation is half price at £25.

Victoria, London:

  • £65 per weekly session (each session is 50 minutes).
  • The initial consultation is half price at £32.50.

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1
London, SW1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I currently have evening availability. Please contact me for further details.

Types of client

Older adults