MA, MBACP (Accred.)
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I am a West Sussex (Nr Midhurst) BACP (Accred.) therapist with over 30 years counselling experience. I have had an extremely varied career working in a variety of settings including healthcare services, media organisations, and charitable agencies. For 12 years I was the behind the scenes psychotherapist on 'This Morning' television programme on ITV and most recently had been working as an addiction therapist for a private healthcare service. I also regularly train other therapists in telephone counselling and online skills and have led training seminars on domestic violence, addiction and stress management.
There are a number of reasons why a client might seek my services. For some, there may has been an issue that dates back many years - something that has been getting in the way of them moving on. Others may feel they are stuck and unsure of how to break the deadlock of a situation. Many people find that therapy enables a deeper understanding of themselves and their life experience. Whilst it doesn't automatically offer all the answers therapy does allow the client the personal space with a non judgmental other - to really explore issues and perhaps meet themselves for the very first time.
I adapt my counselling method to the particular needs and personality of each individual client. Sessions tend to be conversational in style and are a collaborative process, whereby the client and myself develop a clear picture of his/her world, relationships and feelings. Sessions last for 50 minutes. I work weekdays, offering both daytime and evening sessions. Some clients may have different requirements and I cater for this by providing online and telephone counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
Gorski CENAPS Relapse Prevention Certificate
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss of Meaning
Problems associated with 'celebrity' and fame.
From £70.00 to £90.00
Addiction/substance abuse issues £85
When I work
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
I see clients at Cowdray Therapy Rooms in Easebourne, very close to Midhurst
I have particular interests and training in addiction, trauma, stress management and anxiety related issues.