I genuinely believe that at the very heart of counselling , beyond the various approaches and interventions, lies the key that makes all the difference, that key is the relationship between a client and their counsellor. It is this relationship that forms the bedrock from which all manner of possibilities can flourish and grow.
I strive to provide the right conditions to allow this unique relationship to take shape. I combine both empathy and congruence with a non judgmental attitude, whilst at the same time using creativity and skills from a variety of approaches. My goal is to work together to form an alliance that will give you the space and time you need to be truly heard. I work in partnership with my clients to help facilitate the changes that are needed and to restore balance back to their lives. For some this could very well be the first time they have spoken of issues that cause them pain and discomfort, my role is to actively encourage your own pace of work so that you genuinely feel in control, even when working on sensitive or difficult topics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor working in the Sussex area. I trained at the Wealden Psychology Institute where I gained my Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework.
I work as a counsellor at the As You Are Centre in Southwick, where I have worked with a diverse mix of clients of all ages, genders, sexualities and races.
I currently do youth work as part of the YMCA Downslink Group through their Dialogue Therapeutic Services, working with young adults aged between 16 and 20 in a college setting.
I am a fully trained member of the ASIST Suicide Prevention Team and am able to work with suicidal ideation by using their pathway to assisting life (PAL) system.
I have attended numerous trauma therapy training across a variety of locations and am particularly interested in working with trauma therapy approaches.
I have experience of working creatively and have attended a variety of workshops specialising in sand-tray work, play therapy and creative interventions in the therapy room.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
My fees are £40 per session, with student sessions available at £30.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client