I am a person centred counsellor working in Eastbourne.
I endeavour to provide a safe, non judgemental and confidential space within which one can explore painful and difficult issues. Whatever you are facing I can assure you that you will find me to be a sensitive and solid presence.
As a curious and interested companion I will work with you whilst simultaneously being sensitive to the pace at which we proceed.
I have worked with people experiencing a range of issues including those related to relationships, experiences of abuse, low self esteem, difficulties relating to sexuality, anxiety, depression and feelings of suicide.
I am a specialist eating disorders practitioner with experience of working with people suffering with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and obesity.
My philosophy, consistent with the person centred approach, is one which values each person as a unique individual with unique experiences, who, with the support provided within a counselling context has the capacity to find her or his own way forward. I passionately believe in this way of working and the respect it affords to those with whom I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling awarded by the University of Brighton and am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a trained supervisor offering person-centred supervision. (Please see my supervision profile).
I hold a Diploma for Practitioner Skills For Eating Disorders and an Advanced Diploma for Nutritional Interventions For Eating Disorders both awarded by The National Centre For Eating Disorders.
I worked in a school for more than a year and completed a conversion diploma in adolescent and schools counselling at The Metanoia Institute in Ealing.
I have an advanced post diploma in couples counselling.
I have experience of working in a range of settings including the NHS where I worked for 15 years with people experiencing severe and enduring mental illness, including psychosis, depression, Bi-Polar disorder and anxiety.
I have combined experience of more than ten years within the voluntary sector spending seven years working with people experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings and intent.
I have previously worked for three years within an organisation providing information, support and counselling for young people aged 13-25.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£35 per one hour session. Negotiated concessions available for students OAP's and those on low earnings.
£40 per one hour session for couples work.
£50 per one hour session for eating disorders work.
I work in Central Eastbourne (Hyde Gardens).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday 9am to 8pm, Tuesday 9am to 8pm and Wednesday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm. Also available evenings at weekends
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have been in private practice as a counsellor for eleven years and am now offering supervision.