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Harriet Dudley Psychotherapy

I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and couples’ counsellor. Although I’m based in Hastings, East Sussex, I am currently only working online using Zoom or Skype. In 2022 I hope to be able to welcome clients in person to my quiet home office.

If you’re struggling with emotional or physical pain, stress, depression or anxiety, I can provide a safe and confidential space to talk and begin your recovery.

I see the therapeutic process as collaborative – we will look at what your aims and objectives might be, and how we can work together to achieve them.


Working with individuals

These are some of the issues that I have helped my clients with:

  • Low mood/depression
  • Worry/anxiety/panic attacks/phobias/health anxiety
  • Work-related or other stress
  • Relationship/marital problems
  • Issues concerning sex/sexuality/gender
  • Addictions
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Recent or past trauma/PTSD/abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
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Couples counselling

If you are experiencing painful disconnection in your relationship and you are unsure whether you want to stay together, I can provide a safe space for you to learn how to stop the repetitive cycles of conflict that you keep finding yourselves in, repair long-held injuries, and feel close again.

I’m a trained and experienced practitioner in an approach to working with couples that is known as Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples (EFT). Recent years have seen a growth of EFT both in the UK and around the world not only because of its status as an evidence-based treatment, but also because the EFT approach focuses on the development of emotional intelligence and on the importance of secure relationships. Because of these emphases, EFT offers an alternative to more traditional approaches to helping couples that often focus on negotiation or compromise, but miss the underlying emotions and relational needs.

Click here to learn more about EFT.

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Testimonials from Previous Clients

‘I’m so grateful you’ve been a part of my journey and you helped me through my hard times. It was a pleasure to work with you and I could not have wished for a better therapist’

‘You really made me feel totally comfortable opening up and have gone a long way to helping me on my journey of recovery’

‘Thanks so much Harriet for your support. You have helped me to come through the “gloop” and be ready to take my next steps forward’

‘A whole lot of words spoken so I’ll keep it simple this time! THANK YOU for all your patience and understanding.’