People seek counselling for a variety of reasons such as relationship issues, anxiety, depression, family issues, work related problems, separation & divorce, childhood experiences, trauma, the list is endless so whatever is worrying or distressing you right now, it can really help to talk to a professional who will listen. Counselling can help you feel differently to how you are feeling right now.
My office is in a beautiful, peaceful location (but close to A23 for good access) with free parking & is easily reached by car from Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Horsham, Cowfold, Billingshurst, Crawley, Shoreham, Brighton & Hove.
I am qualified with 20 years experience of working with adults, children & groups. I now work exclusively in private practice but have worked in a GP surgery, schools, with children in care & for charities supporting & counselling adults who experienced childhood trauma & abuse.
Listening to you, building a therapeutic relationship with you & establishing what you want & need from therapy is at the heart of how I work. We are all unique & respond to different methods so as a counsellor I work with your needs as an individual rather than adopting a 'one size fits all' approach. I can offer creative methods of working for those who like to or wish to try expressing feelings in a creative way.
I am experienced in helping adults who have experienced childhood trauma & abuse. If you are thinking that now may be the time to talk to someone about childhood issues, I am here to offer help & support.
As a counsellor I will not offer advice or make judgement: I will help you, the expert on your life to find a way forward.
I work one to one with adults, couples & children
I offer short & long term therapy.
As a member of the BACP I work within their ethical framework for good practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling (Wealden College ~ A BACP approved training course) 2001-2003
Advanced study of Counselling Children & Families 2008-2009
Further professional development training:
Trauma & Recovery
Working with survivors of childhood abuse (both Men & Women)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Intro to Neuo-Linguistic Programming
Trauma in Children
Severe Complex Trauma
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Intro to Groupwork
Sand Tray Work
I also work with counselling students, helping them to prepare for qualification.
As part of my commitment to professional development I undertake regular additional training.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Individual (self pay) £55.00 per 50 minutes
Couples £75 per 60 minutes
Individual EAP/Insured/Other funder £65 per 50 minutes (+admin fee)
If you are on low income or are unwaged please talk to me about low cost appointments. I would like therapy to be accessible to everyone in need.
Discounts also offered to counselling students
Last appointment usually 5pm
I offer both short term & long term therapy.