Couples, Family & Children

Please note, Brightstone Clinic seeks to match you with the right therapist for your needs. We aim to respond as quickly as we can, but it can take a few days to identify the right therapist who also has availability. However, if you feel your mental health needs are urgent or you are in Crisis then we would encourage you to seek additional support as we cannot offer you a Crisis intervention service.

Accessing emergency support

Click here to visit the NHS website for comprehensive guidance on how to get urgent help in a mental health emergency.

Click here to visit the MIND website for information on resources on how to cope in an emergency.

If you or someone you know is at immediate serious risk then call 999 and ask for an ambulance.

Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email: for a reply within 24 hours

Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19

If you're under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.

Nicola Segrott

Couple's counsellor

For appointments, contact the clinic on 01270 748448 or email

I’m Nicola and I work with adults experiencing difficulties in their close emotional relationships. 

The relationship we have with our life partner can give us a sense of safety, support and confidence, of being cared for and cherished. When we experience difficulties in those relationships our connection can falter, our well-being can suffer and we can be left feeling overwhelmed by our emotions. This overwhelm can affect many parts of our lives and can bring fear, distress and loneliness.

I offer Couples in Counselling the opportunity to connect with each other again through a therapeutic relationship based on trust, acceptance, openness and collaboration. My work is centred around Couples with Relationship issues, from younger couples to older couples. But I also work with relationships impacted by Loss, Health issues and Bereavement, a Caring role and the Stress of change as we move through life’s varying stages. 

If you’re struggling – why not give us a call today.

For appointments, contact the clinic on 01270 748448 or email

I work in person and online offering weekday and weekend appointments. A Couples Counselling appointment is 60-minutes duration and my fee is £70.00. Fees are payable by bank transfer 48 hours prior to appointment time. 


MSc Counselling Psychology, Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling, Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling, BSC (Hons) Psychology.

I am a Registered, Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.

Stephen Peake

Hello and a warm welcome, I’m Stephen.

My heart lies with helping children and young people to thrive, I have a gentle and calm approach, where I understand how daunting it can be for children and young people to come for therapy.

Through my experience working in a Young Offender’s Prison, High School’s, Children’s Social Care and Children’s Mental Health Services, I have seen how young people’s emotional state and struggles can often impact heavily on their ability to learn and thrive with the challenges of everyday life.

With all ages, I place great importance on building a trusting empathic therapeutic relationship, creating a safe confidential environment where children and young people are accepted and valued as they are. Therapy would allow opportunity to explore, process and express feelings, building confidence to develop resilience and self-reflection, as well as exploring issues/experiences that are preventing children and young people reaching their full potential or causing emotional difficulties.

My work with young people has enabled them to navigate the changes and complexities of the adolescent years focusing on self-harm, suicidal thoughts, bullying, anxiety, low self-esteem, friendship group challenges, bereavement and changing family dynamics. I draw on a range of therapeutic models, depending on personal needs and preferences, including Person-Centred Therapy and foundations in CBT.

For appointments, contact the clinic on 01270 748448 or email

Kate Hawkings

MSc Therapeutic Counselling

MBACP (Accred.)

For appointments, contact the clinic on 01270 748448 or email

I initially trained in couple counselling with Relate in 2007 followed by a post. grad. diploma in relationship therapy.  Since then I have completed an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling at Staffordshire University and gained accreditation with the BACP (British 

Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I have experience of working with couples and families, two years experience as a therapist at an addiction centre and most recently, several years working with both men and women who have been victims of sexual violence.  

My training and professional development enables me to draw from various therapeutic approaches.  I am trained in the use of the Rewind Technique for PTSD and trauma.  

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I work with clients who are struggling with relationships or trauma who would like some help to make life more manageable.  I work face-to-face with clients at Brightstone Clinic.

For appointments, contact the clinic on 01270 748448 or email


£50 for 60mins. for individuals, £60 for couples, paid by bank transfer prior to session.

Dr Denise Honeyborne

I offer psychological therapy, including EMDR Trauma Therapy, and Energy Psychotherapy. My commitment to you is a caring and compassionate therapeutic relationship to give you safety and space for healing and growth. 

 I work with clients who experience distress and suffering as the consequences of trauma and adverse life experiences, including relational, emotional, physical, and sexual wounding and abuse. 

 A HCPC Registered and BPS Chartered Psychologist, with 25 years’ experience working with children and adults across a range of contexts, I am also registered with the British Psychological Society as an Applied Psychologist Practitioner Supervisor (RAPPS). I offer a sliding fee scale and am happy to discuss this with you during an initial telephone call. This will give you the chance too, to ask any questions on your mind to help you to decide if I am the right therapist for you.

For appointments, contact the clinic on 01270 748448 or email

Sharon Elliott

I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) with 12 Years’ experience of working within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). I provide individual therapy to both adults and children.

I offer psychological assessment, consultation and therapy to individuals with a range of mental health difficulties such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Phobias, Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Self-harm, Suicidal ideation.

I draw on a range of evidence based psychological therapies in line with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance. The form of therapy offered will depend on personal needs and preferences.

Currently I offer evening and weekend appointments. Appointments can be conducted via video call, telephone, What’s App or face to face.

For appointments, contact the clinic on 01270 748448 or email

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