“It doesn’t have to be this way...”

Looking for counselling in Sussex? At Summerhouse Counselling, together we can bring about positive change to your life

My approach

My name is Eileen Kemp and I am a fully qualified counsellor. 

Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits.


 The psychodynamic approach places a strong  emphasis on the relationship between client and therapist - in other words between you and me.            


We explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just trying to find a way to cope with them. 

I believe that only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happier and more fulfilling future.

I can help if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, relationship difficulties, PTSD, and a range of other emotional issues.

What to expect

At first we will work together on how you feel today, what brought you here and what you hope to gain from our time together.     

Whilst the simple act of describing your feelings is in itself always of great benefit, it can lead us gently to explore the more fundamental issues that can remain concealed as we go through our day-to-day lives.               

If you think I might be the right therapist for you, please contact me to arrange a free 30 minute meeting to see if we can work together.

Should we then proceed, our 50 minute sessions will be  in a calm, quiet, safe and confidential environment near the heart of Lewes. There is ample parking and we are easily accessible from the county and beyond by road, rail and bus . 

Each session costs £45 and I can offer some concessions and student discounts.

Contact me at Summerhouse Counselling

Eileen Kemp BSc Hons, PG Dip, MBACP

Summerhouse Counselling

20 Prince Edward’s Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1BE

07754 630149

So what have people told me?

When Jane came to see me she descibed how "I don't know what I want or where I'm going, I'm feeling trapped and I'm now starting to isolate myself from people and it feels really bad". After a few weeks, Jane felt that "just discussing my feelings has helped me a lot, I now understand how my outlook may have been dictated by my past. I feel less anxious and more confident in my relationships".

Kate told me "I feel anxious all the time, lethargic, I'm not sure what the point is any more, I just can't be bothered". Some weeks later, "my perspective is changing, I'm paying more attention to other, more positive aspects of my life".

(The names have been changed in both cases)