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Counselling for Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Horsham, Lewes, Brighton, East Grinstead, Hove and Sussex areas.
I also offer remote sessions, regardless of your geographical location.

Anna Leythorne Dean MBACP (Accred)

Hello, my name is Anna. I qualified as a counsellor in 2011. I am an experienced BACP registered and accredited counsellor MBACP (Accred) and fully qualified to work with individuals and couples.

I originally trained at The Gestalt Centre London on their BACP accredited clinical Diploma. Since qualifying I have trained at practitioner level in Systemic family, couple and individual therapy with the Tavistock and Portman Trust, NHS – accredited by the University of Essex and Association of Family Therapy (AFT). I also have an accredited CPCAB Relate post qualifying clinical qualification and a professional certificate of competency in working with couples and relationships.

Prior to working in my private practice, I worked with several counselling services within the NHS specialising in depression, anxiety, stress and bereavement. I have also worked as an experienced relationship counsellor with Relate working with individuals and couples and I have managed a busy college campus counselling service.

What areas do I specialise in?

I offer long-term and short-term counselling for a wide range of issues. I specialise in working with anxiety, health anxiety, death anxiety and panic attacks, stress, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, family issues, bereavement, trauma and loss.

A significant focus of my practice is working with couples and people managing issues that are specific to parenting, loss, infertility, miscarriage and childlessness-not-by-choice or circumstance. 

I have many years’ experience working with a wide range of issues so do make contact even if you don’t see your particular struggles here.  

Professional memberships

I am an;

– Accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – MBACP (Accred).
– Member of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT).
– Member of The Gestalt Centre.
– Member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) and I am currently registered with BICA as working towards BICA accreditation.

My counselling approach

I mainly draw on Gestalt (which is a highly positive and integrative humanistic form of therapy), Systemic and attachment theories in my work, as well as interests in other modalities such as psychodynamic and existential theories. 

More info

If you would like to know more, please take a look at how I work specifically with individuals, couples and infertility. You may want to read more about me, my experience and training. If you would like to contact me to arrange a consultation, please take a look at my contact page.