Counselling and Psychotherapy with highly experienced UKCP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor in central Lewes clinic. I aim to create a safe and respectful space where difficult feelings can be held and managed successfully. You may feel overwhelmed, depressed or lacking in confidence. You may feel engulfed by powerful feelings such as fear, anger or sadness. You may be facing a difficult relationship decision. You may be facing a personal crisis or difficulty.Together will we find your strengths and options to feel more whole, or move forward. I aim to work alongside you in whatever you feel you need support with. My approach is relational: combining humanistic core values with Psychodynamic thinking about the influence of early experiences. I emphasise the value of a trusting therapeutic relationship in promoting personal growth and empowerment. I offer a safe and confidential space to explore your feelings with somebody who will not judge you. I offer you the opportunity to be listened to respectfully and to feel understood and accepted. I will aim to help you move towards feeling more confident and develop vitality in the here and now rather than being bound by your past. I will support you to feel safe to explore difficult feelings at your own pace.
I am currently offering both online and in person support depending upon your circumstances.
Sometimes words are not enough and therefore I also offer an creative arts-based practice for clients who wish to use this approach. By representing our feelings symbolically and metaphorically we can explore areas that we may not feel able to talk about. This can maximise the possibility of change and healing. You do not need to be good at art! I offer a variety of mediums include symbolic sand tray work, paint, pastels and clay.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor with the United Kindom Council for Psychotherapy UKCP.
PhD Counselling (2019)
M.Ed Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2005)
Intermediate Group Work Skills (2007)
Advanced Diploma Counselling (1999)
B.Ed Education 1988
I also train others to be psychotherapeutic counsellors and am available for consultancy. I have also conducted research into School Counselling. I also lecture on Psychotherapeutic Counselling Courses at The Faculty of Education, Cambridge University.
I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and have worked professionally for eighteen years with adults, young people and children in private practice and variety of voluntary sector and statutory settings.
My first career was in education.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
LGBTQ + issues
Personal development for counselling students
Counselling Children and Young People
£40 -45 per Session
Initial Session £20
I reserve a limited number of low cost spaces £35
for students in Counselling/Psychotherapy training.
Very low cost sessions for NHS staff and key workers.
I work with Adults, Young People and Children.
I am also available for consultancy and training.
Concessions offered for
If you have been made redundant by the Covid crisis I may be able to offer you low cost sessions.