Becky  Poole

Becky Poole

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Twineham, Haywards Heath

Twineham, Haywards Heath RH17
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I have availability on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday daytimes. I do not currently work in the evenings or at weekends.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines for practice. I see clients in-person in a small area called Twineham, in West Sussex. My practice is 20 minutes’ drive from Brighton directly accessible 1 mile off the A23.

I found my way into counselling after working intensively with disadvantaged families often in crisis and in need of emotional support. This included one to one clinical work, as well as delivering therapeutic group work programmes. I approach counselling in an open, non-judgemental, and explorative way. My hope is to incite curiosity alongside my clients, whilst they enter a journey of self-discovery through a deeper exploration of life experience and circumstance. This can be challenging and painful at times, but equally unexpected, hopeful, and empowering. I provide a warm, welcoming, and confidential space.

My aim is to support you to gain a deeper understanding about yourself and the difficulties you may be facing, and bring you closer to changes you may want to make about your thoughts or feelings.

Practice description

My core training is in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory. The basic principle of this model is that as humans, we are all motivated to avoid emotional pain and suffering in a variety of ways, which then develop as defence mechanisms to protect us from certain overwhelming or unacceptable feelings. These may be strong, powerful, and sometimes frightening, which is why we seek to push them away or deny their existence out of our conscious awareness. This can come at a greater cost to our overall wellbeing and relationships with ourselves or others. Significant events in our lifetime, most commonly in childhood, shape how these processes are formed and developed into adult life. Psychodynamic therapy is a collaborative process where we will explore together how these processes may be impacting your life and relationships.

BSc in Psychology

MA in Criminology & Criminal Justice,

PG Dip in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Certified EMDR Therapist

Registered Member of the BACP

My first session

Having access to a large rural area means that I am also able to offer walk and talk Nature based therapy for those who may feel that the more conventional forms of therapy (in a therapy room) is not really for them. This is also a quiet confidential space. When in nature the setting is alive, constantly changing, and can feel less restrictive or controlled. It also may require a pair of welly boots!

The process of entering therapy can sometimes feel confusing or daunting, especially if this is a new experience. I aim to make my clients feel as comfortable and emotionally safe as possible. Please get in touch if you would like to meet up for a free initial session, so we can explore what brings to therapy at this time, and what you hope to get out of the process. It is also a good chance to get to know each other, to talk about the way that I work, and for you to ask any questions.

I offer a free initial in-person, telephone or online session. 

Clients have access to free parking.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, EMDR, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited