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(MBACP) Person Centred Counselling (HND)

About me

Sometimes in life we can experience emotional issues that can often become too difficult for us to overcome. During these times it can be hard to talk to your family and friends.

I am an experienced counsellor working from a Person Centred approach. I provide a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your feelings.

I am based in a peaceful setting, my main focus is to work alongside you to find a way forward.

I work with adults, young people and children, suffering with a wide range of issues including:

  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counselling
  • Work Related Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger Management

Please phone or email me to arrange an initial session where we can discuss your needs and talk about what’s troubling you. There is no obligation to proceed at this stage, it is more an opportunity for you to explore whether you feel comfortable in continuing.

If mobility is an issue I am willing to home visit for the 50 - 60 minute session.

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Training, qualifications & experience

BACP accredited Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (HND) Brighton University,
Accredited Cruse Bereavement Counsellor.
Training in Child and Young People Bereavement.
Diploma in Person Centred Couples Counselling
Member of the BACP (MBACP) I adhere to the BACP code of Ethics and Conduct.
11 years experience supporting adults, young people and children with a variety of mental health issues.
DAB Checked

Member organisations

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spiritual development
Self Enhancement
Autism
Learning Disabilities

Fees

Additional information


My fee for the 50 to 60 minute sessions is £35 for individual counselling. £45 for a couples counselling session, paid in cash at the end of each session or in advance if preferred.

I am willing to negotiate a discounted price for students and those on a low income, please contact me for more details.


I am able to offer long or short term counselling.

When I work

Monday - Friday 10am - 7.15pm

Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

There is one flight of stairs to access my counselling room.

Additional languages

No