Counselling at Dv8 Sussex

If you are looking at this page then there is a chance that you are, or know someone who is, finding things a bit much and may benefit from talking things through. If you are struggling with something, counselling can help you to cope and start making positive changes.

Dv8 Sussex offers onsite counselling, open to all Dv8 students on request.

Our counsellor, George, is fully qualified and licensed, and is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). He has a wide range of experience working in education centres, the NHS and the charity sector and is here to support as many students as possible.

Students are offered 9 counselling sessions, lasting for 50 minutes each, in which students are free to talk about whatever they choose to.

It can feel scary or embarrassing to make the steps to start counselling, but you may quickly find that a consistent, supportive, safe and confidential space can really help to speak about the things that are worrying or upsetting you.

Counselling is a confidential space meaning that what is spoken about in sessions is kept private, so you can concentrate on working through any difficult experiences you are having without worry about what other people might think.

Students come to counselling for many different reasons, some of which might be:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression, low mood and loneliness
  • Sexual, physical and emotional abuse
  • Trauma
  • Relationship and social issues
  • Concerns about sex or sexuality
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anger
  • Drug use and alcohol
  • Identity
  • Life changes

Starting counselling can be the first step in making sense of your experiences, gaining clarity and insight in your difficulties and starting to make positive steps toward doing things differently.

Contact George directly (, James Tooley (Brighton centre) ( or Rachael Kamara (Bexhill centre) ( to make a booking or find out more.