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MBACP (Accred) Adult, Teen and Children

About me

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out to a counsellor for the first time, so please be assured I am often described as warm, friendly and empathic. I have been qualified since 2004 and became a fully accredited member of the BACP in 2009 and since that time have worked at Brighton University as a counsellor and most recently at a school in Kent for over 7 years as well as counselling privately. I offer one-to-one counselling in a private and confidential setting. Appointments can be flexible during the week. Counselling can be short-term, to manage a specific problem, or longer term open-ended work for those who wish to explore further and gain more insight. If you are feeling low, you have a specific issue or sense that something just does not feel right, counselling can provide a safe environment, where you can talk privately and in confidence.

I see people of all ages and from all types of background, suffering from all sorts of issues, including anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement and relationship issues.

I believe that counselling offers people the opportunity to talk about their feelings, to explore possible underlying causes to the difficulties that they are currently experiencing and helps foster any changes that people may wish to make. It is a process which aims to help you reach your own decisions and make your own choices in life. It is not about giving advice, making decisions for you or imposing opinions on you.

I trained to be a Counsellor once I had a family of my own, previously working in the TV and film industry.  I worked in a Children and Family Centre for 6 years supporting families with all aspects of parenting.

I offer you a caring, empathic and non-judgemental environment in which together we can discuss any issue you may wish to bring and can help you to facilitate any changes that you may wish to make.

I am also a qualified Supervisor and can offer supervision to other counsellors.

I usually see people in Forest Row or Horley.  Sessions can take place face to face, over the phone or via Teams. Please feel free to get in touch if there is any other information I can help you with. Thank you! 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Fully Accredited member of the BACP and UKRCP.
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
  • Post Qualification Diploma in Supervision
  • 17 years post qualification experience.
  • Experience working with children for the Place2Be in Rochester, Kent and privately.
  • 7 years experience working with young people at Heads Together, a youth counselling service in Redhill, Surrey.
  • 7 years experience as a primary school counsellor. 
  • 4 years experience working at Brighton University.
  • 19 years experience working with Adults.
  • Since the pandemic I have been volunteering with Frontline19 offering free counselling to NHS workers. 

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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Individual sessions - £50 hourly

Supervision sessions - £50 hourly

Further information

Daytime and evening appointments available.

Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18

Horley, Surrey, RH6

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a fully trained Supervisor with a Post Qualification Diploma in Supervision, and can offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and those in other professions.

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