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Mary Saunders
Counsellor in Peacehaven - Registered 5+ Years

Registered Counsellor Mary Saunders
Full address provided upon booking, Downlands Court, Roundhay Avenue
East Sussex
BN10 8TG
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  • Individual 40 - 50 minutes
  • Couple 60 - 50 minutes
53% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Mondays
    2pm - 7pm
  • Thursdays
    1:15pm - 4:15pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • Relationship Problems
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems
  • Stress


  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Client Centred Therapy

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5+ Years Post-Registration Experience

Hi. I'm Mary Saunders. I'm a registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I support individuals and couples with their emotional wellbeing. I have private and voluntary sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus includes relationship problems, and the particular difficulties encountered by gay men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

A preliminary assessment appointment enables you to discover if you are comfortable with me, share what concerns you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and assess if therapy may assist you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment meeting in Peacehaven or Seaford.

Client Centred Therapy

(2 Reviews)
Client centred therapy focuses on appreciating and accepting you. It facilitates your openness about the concerns you experience. Client centred therapy aims to help you find your own answers.


(4 Reviews)
Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide what issue regarding your childhood or adult life you explore. The aim of counselling is to enable you to talk about a difficulty and find a solution that is right for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It explores your thoughts, emotions and relevant moments in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or find appropriate ways of coping.

Qualifications Timeline

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Counselling - Client Centred
University of Brighton (UK)

Mary abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews

Mary Saunders has 6 Reviews (4.67 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 stars: (3)
4 stars: (3)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Relationship Problems: (2)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): (2)
Depression: (1)
Anger: (1)
By Therapy Service:
Client Centred Therapy: (2)
Counselling: (4)

Debbie, 48, gave a review after 2 sessions

18 July 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Empathetic and kind."

Rating of Counselling for Relationship Problems:

Lyn, 67 from East Sussex, gave a review after 5 sessions

11 July 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"A gentle friendliness, non judgemental and a relaxed manner which makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. Her role is listening mostly and the client finding their own way to deal with their past to help with the present and it was quite easy to talk a lot. She also explained about other types of therapy which may be useful in the future which was helpful."

Rating of Client Centred Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):

Paul, 55, gave a review after 4 sessions

29 June 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Mary listened intently and gave fantastic advice, she told me how to look at things differently and how to react calmly. I can't thank her enough. Such a lovely woman."

Rating of Client Centred Therapy for Anger:

Anonymous, 23 from Peacehaven, gave a review after 6 sessions

07 December 2016

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"She is extremely easy to talk to. And when I spoke to her I felt like she was really listening and generally cared which helped me open up more. I feel after seeing Mary I am a much more positive person."

Rating of Counselling for Depression:

David, 60, gave a review after 5 sessions

28 September 2016

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Patient, listening, non-judgemental, calming, understanding."

Rating of Counselling for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):

Ginette, 49 from Seaford, gave a review after 9 sessions

14 June 2016

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Mary is kind and calm and very astute. She easily got to the route of the problems I was having in a couple of close relationships and gave me the space and time to work things out in my own head, whilst keeping me on track with what my problems were. Her comments were incredibly sensible and every session I came away with a need to improve a specific area and ideas on how to do so that it would work for me. It wasn't always comfortable for me as I needed to change, but it was necessary and has been brilliant and I never felt alone during the transitional period. I cannot recommend her more highly."

Rating of Counselling for Relationship Problems:

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Peacehaven, Piddinghoe, Telscombe Cliffs, Newhaven, South Heighton, Denton, Telscombe, Tarring Neville, Rookery Hill, Southease, Norton, Saltdean, Rodmell, Bishopstone, Seaford, East Blatchington, Rottingdean, Ovingdean, Beddingham, Swanborough

Nearest Train Stations

  • Newhaven Harbour (1.6 miles)
  • Newhaven Town (1.6 miles)
  • Bishopstone (2.8 miles)
  • Southease (2.9 miles)
  • Seaford (3.7 miles)
  • Glynde (5.4 miles)
  • Lewes (5.6 miles)
  • Moulsecoomb (7.2 miles)
  • Berwick (7.3 miles)
  • Brighton (7.5 miles)

Wheelchair access: Yes

Consulting Rooms (by appointment) also at

Updated 20 April 2018