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I am an Integrative, Humanistic counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with over 25 years experience. I believe that within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, deep and lasting change can take place, enabling people to manage difficult feelings and experiences and live fuller and more rewarding lives.
I have worked with adults, young people and children in a number of settings which have included private practice, the voluntary sector, schools and GP practice. I am UKCP and BACP Registered. I work in accordance with the ethics of both organisations and I hold full indemnity insurance. My private practice is in Lewes, where I see adults and young people for counselling and psychotherapy.
As well as traditional 'talking therapy' my Integrative Arts Psychotherapy training means I am able to offer ways of working creatively with image, painting, drawing, clay and sand-tray. When words are not enough these techniques can open up new perspectives and lead to deeper insight.
As a supervisor, I aim to create a safe, supportive environment in which counsellors can share and reflect upon their client work to enable them to be the best, most ethical and humane counsellor they can.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling 1995
Diploma and MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy 2005
Cascade Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision 2010
Certificate in Group Analysis 2017
For over 15 years I ran a counselling service for young people in Eastbourne, which has given me extensive experience of working with adolescents and young people.
I have worked as a school counsellor in primary and secondary schools.
I am currently on the staff team of the Integrative Arts Psychotherapy MA programme at IATE
I also offer supervision.
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£60.00 per session
£60 per full 60 minute hour - concessions negotiable
First session £30
Supervision £60 per hour
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