Southover Counselling

Southover Counselling is a service which respects and values every individual and seeks to bring people hope and wholeness.

Southover Counselling is a professional counselling service based at Church End in Lewes and supported by TRINITY Church. All our counsellors are fully qualified, experienced and members of either the British Association of Counselling or The Association of Christian Counsellors.

We are currently offering face to face, online and telephone sessions. 

Find out more via the links below or to make a referral for an appointment please contact us via email.

About Us

What to Expect

Our Team


What Our Clients Say

Bereavement Course

Useful Links

Professional Training

Contact Details

Jeanette Clifton

Manager / Coordinator

About Us

Southover Counselling is a professional counselling service based in Lewes, East Sussex. It is a service that was established 14 years ago and works with clients from youngsters to older people.

It employs a team of professionally trained counsellors who are all members of a recognized professional body. Its services are offered to all irrespective of belief, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

What to Expect

There are times in life when we need someone to aid us on our journey. A professionally trained counsellor can help. Our approach is client centred and we work within various counselling models, with an individual approach. You are a person with a unique life experience and our approach is to help you gain new insights about yourself and circumstances in a supportive relationship.

We aim to avoid long waiting lists, so you can start to make the changes you need in your life.

Counselling sessions are usually weekly, lasting approximately 50 minutes. The number of sessions will depend on how you and the counsellor feel about your needs which may mean a period of a few weeks or longer.

For more information about how we handle sensitive data and comply with GDPR please CLICK HERE

Our Team

Our team consists of professionally trained counsellors. Most of the team have their own private practice as well as offering services to  Southover Counselling.   They all have diplomas, certificates and extra qualifications to keep their knowledge up to date. Those working face to face use our counselling room at Church End in Lewes. Currently there are no sessions available for Fridays or weekends.

Current team:      

Shelley Storrier –  Mondays  face to face counselling

Fiona Wookey-   Tuesday.   Face to face counselling and some online

Debbie Culley-   Wednesday.  Face to face counselling  and online.

Maureen Stringer. Either online or at her private practice.

Rose McIntosh.  0nline  counselling.

Manager : Jeanette Clifton


We aim to make our service affordable. At present our costs are £40 for an individual and £50 for a couple.  A reduced rate is available depending on circumstances.

It is our policy that no one should be excluded on financial grounds but we ask for a minimum fee of £15-£20.

If you have to cancel please give us 24 hours notice otherwise 50% of the agreed fee will be charged.

In order to maintain our services we regularly fundraise and receive donations form organisations and individuals.

We appreciate all contributions to aid the continuation of our service.

What our clients say

When a client completes a programme with a counsellor, we always ask for feedback. With the clients’ permission, here are some comments we have received.

‘A counselling service that has been professional and that I could truly trust. ‘

‘more at peace with myself and my life as it is now. It has been a wonderful experience for me. I would recommend Southover Counselling to other people. My counsellor listened and suggested strategies, and helped me understand myself more and like myself again. Thank you’

‘I am clearer about my past and more optimistic about my future’.

‘Very friendly, welcoming and patient service. Always professional’

‘This has been a truly wonderful and helpful journey for me. I have learned so much, and have looked forward to each session’.

Bereavement Course – 7 weeks starting 25th September 2023

Grief is hard . Death can impact all of life. This course is for anyone bereaved at anytime. It has supported and helped many people in sharing, reflecting and learning with others in a confidential environment.

The next course starts on 25th September 2023 at Church End, TRINITY Southover.

If interested in attending then please contact Southover Counselling, or book online at

Walking through grief takes a long time and no two people have the same loss or the same journey.

We offer a 7 week course called “The Bereavement Journey” on Mondays at various points each year. It’s held at Church End, TRINITY Southover from 7- 9 pm providing support and community for anyone who would like to share their journey within a small group.

It is run in partnership with TRINITY Church and is open to anyone with faith, no faith, whether recently bereaved for some months or years. There will a charge of £25 for the course booklet and light refreshments.

If you feel you would like to join this group or know someone who might be interested either book online or contact Jeanette Clifton for further information. 07852221449 or via

Contact Us

Our telephone number is 07852 221449. Anyone can contact the service by telephoning or texting and leaving a message. We will respond as soon as possible, normally within one to two working days.

Please use this number to enquire about counseling availability, or to make or change appointments.

For other enquires we would appreciate contact by email or by letter to:

Southover Counselling.
Church End,
1 Cockshut Road,
Lewes. BN7 1JH
Or email Southover Counselling