The Rock Clinic
270 Eastern Road
01273 7354852 / 07867516760
A central paradox of modern life is that we have more choice than ever before, but with those choices often comes stress and personal angst. My aim is to work with you to provide the help and guidance you need to cope with those pressures and to achieve lasting success and happiness.
I believe that genuine self-knowledge – achieved through engagement in a mentoring relationship that takes into account all your needs, as well as a deep understanding of our basic natures – can radically transform your life for the better.
The way forward is multi-layered. It requires first of all an accurate audit of your current position, followed by empathic and focused work to establish the root of problems and achieve transformation. The goal is a work-life balance that allows enjoyment of life – and your abilities and relationships – to the full.
I work within established guidelines of psychotherapy, as laid down by my professional body, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. My career has included journalism for newspapers and the BBC, public relations at senior executive level for the BBC and former breakfast television station TV-am. For more than 20 years, I worked as a board level advisor to a wide range of leading media companies. I have also set up and run a range of enterprises. I thus have broad experience of 'life' and business and the pressures of working in difficult, stressful environments.
My training in psychotherapy is through a Postgraduate Diploma at Regent's University, London. I work primarily as a psychodynamic counsellor, but also draw on theory from existential and humanist approaches. I am particularly interested in attachment science, which explains human development. As part of my continuing professional development I regularly attend seminars by leading psychotherapy practitioners and academic theorists.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists (BACP) and am also currently studying and practising at Sussex University towards accreditation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£50 per session. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
I offer concessions to a limited number of clients who would not otherwise be able to afford or access relevant therapy.
I have a special interest in, and experience of, the stresses of the business world, and the work-life balance. Having worked in a senior executive environment for many years - and having personal direct experience of business start-ups, I have especially deep insight into the psychological issues involved.
I also work in the family court system and have specialist knowledge of the pressures of family breakdown.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-noon; Tuesdays and Thursdays all day and evenings
Types of client