Are you feeling anxious or low in mood? Would it help to explore your thoughts and feelings away from family and friends? Could there be a better way to manage your current difficulties ?
Counselling can be helpful when we feel we have lost our way, perhaps through illness, bereavement, relational issues, job loss, addiction or life events.There are many reasons why we struggle at times, sometimes aspects of our early life impact the present ........
I am an experienced qualified counsellor working in a primary care setting as well as a group facilitator within the NHS. I am a registered accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer confidential, professional counselling in a safe and relaxed setting in Chichester.
My approach is person centred which means I place you at the heart of our work together and believe we are all individual and unique in our own way. I believe that our relationship is key to the work we do. There is no 'one size fits all' and I am able to tailor my approach to meet your needs.
The power and effectiveness of counselling comes from building an open honest relationship based on trust and confidentiality. In our sessions, we'll talk about the problems you feel are troubling you; this can help you see your life from a different perspective, and lead to you being able to decide on different ways of living your life in the future. My approach can be useful in both short term or long term settings
We will work to help you explore and understand your world and the problems you're facing. We can work at your pace, using a variety of different methods which might include: creative work such as drawing or painting - which can help people explore their difficult or painful feelings in a safe way; or cognitive behavioural techniques - which can be useful in identifying unhelpful thoughts and subsequent behaviour.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA 'Hons' Degree Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
OCR Counselling Skills
Accredited Member of BACP
Psychological Counsellor in Primary Care - Time to talk - West Sussex
NICE approved practitioner - Counselling for Depression
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£ 45 per hour
Concessions available for discussion, low income (please provide proof of income).
Wednesday/Friday - other appointments available on request.
Our initial session will provide you with the opportunity to establish how we will work together. During that first session, we can discuss your goals and expectations, how the sessions will proceed, and my policy on confidentiality, fees, cancellations and appointment times.