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Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hello, and welcome to my profile. As an experienced therapist it is my job help you understand more about yourself and what’s happening in your life. My warmth, empathy and honesty, coupled with open questioning are the tools I use to help you move from perceiving yourself as a victim of circumstance and move you toward having a greater sense of control or choice in your everyday life.

Whether your problem is a relationship issue, bereavement, depression, or more existential, counselling & psychotherapy can be of benefit. Research suggests that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client is the most important factor in effective outcomes. Therefore, I offer a free initial assessment that enables you to meet me, without obligation, to see if I am the right counsellor or psychotherapist for you.

I am an integrated, humanistic counsellor. I believe that everyone has internal resources to get through the most challenging of situations. It is my job, to help you discover those internal resources that will enable you to make the right choice for you. Everyone is an individual, and while some problems are shared, your experience of your life is unique to you.

I opened my private practice in 2006, and am now in my 17th year of private practice.

I obtained my Clinical Supervision qualification in 2010.

My consulting rooms are situated right in the heart of the picturesque town of Lewes. I offer day time and evening appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Counselling Supervision (Individual & Group) 2010
BACP Counsellor & Psychotherapy Accreditation 2008
Advanced Diploma Counselling & Therapy 2005
OCR/RSA Cert Counselling Skills 2003


Experience of one to one work with adults.
Experience of group work with adults.
Experience of psycho social education.
Experience of Counsellor & Psychotherspist Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Existential Issues - by this I mean that I am experienced in exploring the meaning that you attach to your life. In short this means issues to do with existence. Ever asked yourself "what's it all about?" That is an existential question, and I welcome the opportunity of exploring with you, what your life is about, and how you would like it to be.

Death anxiety - I have an interest in, and experience of working with issues around the fear of death.

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees are £60 per session. I offer free initial assessment for private clients.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Thursday 9.00am until 7.30pm Friday 9.00am until 5.00pm

Further information

I run a private counselling and psychotherapy practice in Lewes. I choose to work with solely with adults on a one to one basis. I also accept referrals from private psychiatrists.

I have experience of providing training & workshops to counsellors. In 2020 i was a tutor at Wealden College, working with both year one and year two student counsellors, and from Jan 2009 to Dec 2010 I was the Lead Tutor at Sussex Downs College, Newhaven Campus, where I taught a City & Guilds Level 3 Qualification in Community Justice (Drug & Alcohol Services)

I have also provided private workshops for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, covering such topics as, setting up a private practice, working with bereavement, and working with substance misuse.

I am a clinical supervisor of counsellors, psychotherapists and allied professionals. I previously supervised bereavement volunteers for Cruse Bereavement Services in Eastbourne.

6 Foundry Passage, Cliffe High St, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2FJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Supervision

In person

My supervision style is consultative, and is best summed up in the words of Peter Hawkins  (2007) "Supervision is not done by the supervisor, but rather jointly by the supervisor and the supervisee together.

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