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BA(Hons)Dip Couns Reg. MBACP(SnrAccred). Dip. Supv.

About me

At some times in our life we struggle to make sense of things, or know what to do next. When life gets tough and you are finding it hard to cope what can you do?

It maybe that you are trying to deal with bereavement, relationship or family difficulties, anxiety or depression. Perhaps you are finding it hard to communicate with people at home or at work. Your self esteem is low or your confidence needs a boost. In this time of the pandemic, our resilience can be tested.

Often talking things through with friends or family is just not enough. Counselling can help you sort out your thoughts and feelings and come to a place where you can make changes, gain understanding and get life back into balance.

I provide a confidential environment where you can talk through the problems you are experiencing and which are making life difficult for you.
I believe people have the ability to find their own way through life but on occasions need some support and nurture to find that way.

For many, the current pandemic has created additional challenges to how we lead our lives and how we relate to our friends and family. This may have a negative impact on how we feel about ourselves and the world and leave us feeling particularly vulnerable and worried. Do you feel anxious, sad or are you experiencing panic attacks? Counselling could help with talking some of these feelings through.

My initial training was in Person-Centred counselling, I now work as a humanistic therapist following my training in Transactional Analysis which considers how our past impacts on our present lives.
Both approaches focus on the individual achieving their full potential through greater self awareness.

I offer individual counselling for adults and young people and have appointments throughout the day and evening.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a counsellor in 2000 and have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in Transactional Analysis.

I am a senior accredited and registered member of BACP

I have worked with a wide variety of issues and clients from different age groups, ethnic backgrounds, genders and sexualities; I worked as a volunteer counsellor and supervisor with Cruse Bereavement Care for over 12 years and with other charities for the severely disabled and those with acquired brain injury. I have also counselled andsupervised students and young people at a local colleges and training institutes.

My previous working background is in Personnel and Human Resources which has given me an understanding of workplace issues such as bullying, disciplinary procedures, long term sick absence management procedures and occupational health support. I work for a number of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP).

I have regular supervision and am committed to continually developing myself as a person. I  keep up to date with current thinking through my professional body's CPD requirements,  I have recently attended workshops on Existentialism and how to live a meaningful life.

I have trained in offering counselling support to autistic clients.

I have experience in supporting students of counselling through their course requirements as a counsellor or supervisor. I also sit on an examining board for a Sussex training establishment.

I have a Diploma in Relationship-Based Supervision, and offer individual and group supervision.
My fee for supervision is £45 for an hour, £67 for 1.5 hours. I can offer some time at a low cost for students.

I have been DBS checked.
Please contact me for further details.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Brain Injury
Ill Health

Workplace Issues

Young Adults and Adults


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • WPA

Additional information

£45 for on-line or telephone counselling which lasts 50 minutes


Some counselling student rates available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me if you want a different appointment time.

Further information

I am a registered and senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

I am a member of the Person Centred Association.

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms




Online supervision for individuals, groups and students.

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