Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness or stress? Do you feel trapped in your current circumstances or not know which direction to take? I can offer you support. I am a professionally qualified, UKCP registered psychotherapist with a private practice in East Grinstead, and online via Skype. I offer therapy to individuals who are facing a wide range of personal problems and life issues. I particularly specialise in working with anxiety, stress and destructive behaviour patterns including addiction.
I offer a safe, welcoming space in which you can talk freely. I will not judge you, direct you, or set goals for the therapy. My role is to facilitate a process whereby you can find your own meanings, truths and solutions.
I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches and tailor my approach to your specific needs. I am most extensively trained in the existential approach, which emphasises the human condition as a whole. This approach is concerned with clarifying what it means to be alive and how we can best live a meaningful life. A human being is not viewed as having a fixed self but as a being capable of an enormous range of experience and action.
I also incorporate mindfulness in my approach to therapy. Mindfulness can significantly change the way we relate to difficult feelings and experiences and has been shown to reduce stress and help with depression and anxiety.
Contact me on the email or number above to arrange a free 15 minute chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Philosophy
- MA Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Diploma Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Certificate Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
- The Therapeutics of Mindfulness based Stress Reduction: 6 week course
- Brief Therapy Certificate: 4 day intensive course
- Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR): 3 day course – method of effectively reducing traumatic stress.
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: 4 day course and 10 week module during MA.
- Positive Parenting Programme: Trained and accredited to support parents in groups and individually with parenting difficulties.
I have completed a Masters Degree in Existential Psychotherapy from The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in Waterloo, London. I also undertake a minimum of 30 hours Continuing Professional Development per year.
I have over twelve years’ experience of therapeutic work gained in private practice, voluntary counselling work, substance misuse and mental health services. Since 2015 I have also worked as a specialist mentor, providing mentoring support for students with mental health problems.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £65.00
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Online or phone: £60 per 50 minute session Face to face: £65 per 50 minute session
Discount offered for psychotherapy students.
Other concessions may also be available.
Daytime and evening appointments available for face to face and video sessions.