My background

My name is Jodie Wade. I made the career changing decision to retrain from a night care assistant in a Dementia Care Home to qualify as a counsellor. My reason being, I wanted to provide an affordable service and give a safe place for people to be heard, valued and opportunity to work through whatever was problematic to them so they can lead a more balance life.

Through out my career, I have spent many years caring for others. I have worked as a day and night care assistant, a reablement support worker in the community and in my early 20's, I completed placements in mental health units. I have provided support on many levels for physical, emotional and psychological needs, as well as end of life care. I have always been passionate about supporting vulnerability and helping others learn its ok to ask for help.

Whilst I have my private practice, I am also a member of the counselling team for a local charity, The Pelham in Bexhill and a non-profit organisation, The Old Bank Well Being Trust in Eastbourne.

In previous years, I have gained insight and experience working with a couple of other charities. One was counselling clients with Alcohol and Substance misuse and the other I gave Bereavement Counselling at a local hospice.

I have a special interest and I am very intrigued with how our behaviours with food can become entangled with our emotions and how this can then impact our perception of ourselves, especially when weight becomes a strong focus, effecting body image and self-esteem.

Chronic conditions can have significant impact on our mental health as they can leave you feeling lonely, low and helpless. I have an interest in supporting those who have to manage their health on a daily basis. This has come about from my own personal experience. Working remotely the majority of the time, means I am more accessible to those who are unable to attend face to face sessions.

My Qualifications and CPD Training

  • CPCAB - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCFE - Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
  • NCFE - Level 2 Counselling Skills and Theory
  • NCFE - Level 1 Interpersonal Skills

I am very committed to my professional development and have participated in numerous courses including:

  • Essential Obesity Psychological Interventions via National Centre of Eating Disorders via NCFED
  • Practitioner skills for Eating Disorders via NCFED
  • Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders via NCFED
  • Socratic Questioning for Eating Disorders & Obesity via NCFED
  • The Critical role of Nutrition in Eating Disorders, Distressed Eating and Neurodiversity
  • Mental Health and Menopause
  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis
  • Mindfulness
  • Bereavement and Traumatic Loss
  • Alcohol and Substance misuse
  • Accessibility to working online


  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism - Currently Studying
  • Neurodivergence in the Counselling room - January 2023
  • Domestic Violence - February 2023
  • Working with Dreams - March/April 2023
  • Sex and Pornography Addiction - May 2023

I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems. As a qualified counsellor, I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their ethical framework to ensure you get the service you deserve. You can access a copy of the BACP code of Good Ethics and Good Practice at I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office and adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2018). My Privacy policy is available on request and I always discuss with clients how I store their private information. I also hold Counselling and Psychotherapy insurance with Holistic Services.

Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take and is a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.

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