Wealden France

‘Le Sarment Psychologie’

This is the developing international centre for psychology and psychotherapy, branch of the Wealden Psychology Institute based in the South East of England since 1987. The centre comprises a 300 year old converted farm in the South West of France. It provides a calm and tranquil rural environment for learning, reflection and relaxation.

Wealden Psychology Institute (in Crowborough, East Sussex, England), has offered a comprehensive program of personal development, clinical services and professional training for over 30 years. The two centres work in close cooperation.

The principal trainer, Joanna Beazley Richards MSc, TSTA, is a Chartered Psychologist and registered Psychotherapist, having Masters Degrees in both fields. She is also a qualified teacher, with a specialty in the teaching of adults with a learning disability. She is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA), the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Association for Transactional Analysis (ITAA). Joanna is an accredited EMDR Consultant and holds the European Certificate of Psychotherapy. She may be contacted on her mobile phone: 0044 7973 844 621.

The centre is managed by Joanna’s husband, John Baxendale MSc, PTSTA, CTA, who is bilingual. He translates the workshops, courses and seminars into French as required. He may be contacted on his mobile phone: 0044 7795 498 993. John is an accredited psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner.

Translation of courses and workshops into other languages can be organized on prior arrangement.

Wealden Institute France has a team of professionals offering counselling and psychotherapy and includes:

  • Joanna Beazley Richards, MSc, TSTA, Chartered Psychologist, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Accredited Consultant
  • Leesa Jenkinson, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Practitioner
  • Dr Alexandrina Groparu, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, EMDR Practitioner
  • John Baxendale, MSc, PTSTA, CTA, EMDR Practitioner, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist.


Please see the frequently asked questions for practical information on how to find the centre, where to stay etc.

The coordinates for finding the Centre using a Satellite Navigation device are:
N 44° 33.632′
E 000° 13.030′

Or, search for ESCASSEFORT, then ROBERT

Terms and Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

‘Le Sarment Psychologie’ est l’enseigne commercial de Wealden Psychology Ltd en France, adresse:
‘Le Sarment’
Grand Robert
Numéro d’immatriculation en France: 522 469 303 RCS AGEN

Wealden Psychology Ltd – Capital Social de £100.00
Siège Sociale:
2 Quarry View, Whitehill Road, Crowborough, TN6 1JT, Royaume-Uni
Immatriculée au Registre Britannique de CARDIFF sous le numéro 6739569

How to Contact Us


'Le Sarment' Grand Robert 47350 ESCASSEFORT France

Centre Manager

John Baxendale, MSc, PTSTA 0044 7795 498993 or 0033 9 60 47 00 41

Principal Trainer

Joanna Beazley Richards, MSc, TSTA 0044 7973 844621

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