I am a qualified counsellor, working privately from my own home in Hastings. I have worked for a leading mental health charity, providing individual support to people who have recently survived a suicide attempt. I have experience of facilitating anger management groups and seeing students from a local college. I also have additional bereavement training and have worked for two bereavement services.
I work with adults and young people on a one-to-one basis and can provide both short- and long-term counselling. I help clients to find ways of changing or coping with the issues they bring, such as - anxiety, bereavement, loss, stress, separation, life changes, fertility issues, caring responsibilities, low self-esteem, illness, relationship problems, work issues and depression.
My aim is to empower clients to live their lives in a more satisfying way, with greater confidence and self-awareness, so that they can make any changes they feel they want to.
Training, qualifications & experience
My diploma is in Humanistic, Integrative Counselling. I work mainly in a person-centred way but use techniques from other approaches where they will be helpful to the client. I am also a qualified bereavement counsellor, having trained and worked with Cruse.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, am subject to their complaints procedure and bound by their ethical framework.
I have full insurance and receive regular supervision.
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
£40 per 1 hour session.
The initial half hour assessment session is free of charge.
My counselling room is comfortable, safe and private, with free parking outside. I can provide appointments at convenient times for clients.