Are you feeling troubled? Interested in exploring meaning in life?
Psychotherapy offers a way to better understand your self and your life through being heard within a professional, caring and confidential relationship. This can help you manage difficult life experiences and provide greater contentment.
Why Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology?
Psychotherapy is a specific type of conversation aimed at helping you to know yourself. Most schools of wisdom recommend "Know thyself". Modern life makes us ignore links between our experiences and our being so we lose meaning, purpose and direction in life.
Psychotherapeutic conversations are not easy or comfortable but nothing worth achieving ever is. That is why there is a need to commit to a regular space in your life for self-development. It needs to become somewhere you go to remember, think and experience. Such conversations are unlike those with friends and family because you need someone trained to help, ask the right questions and not be invested in maintaining your current life.
The benefits of psychotherapy derive from the life-changing magic of knowing your own psychology. I will work with you to create a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where you can speak openly and be heard.
The capacity to act with integrity rests fundamentally on the integration of the personality (Margaret Cohen)
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (Middlesex University/Metanoia Institute)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (University of East London)
Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute London)
B.Sc. (Hons) Neurobiology and Psychology (University of Sussex)
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
My fees range between £60-70 for regular on-going sessions of 50 minutes. We will negotiate our fee at our initial meeting, not before.
Therapy is a commitment on both sides so once we agree on a time slot, I charge for missed sessions. If you let me know in advance when you have to miss a session, I will try and offer an alternative time during the same week.
I work online and in central Brighton and in Portslade. Unfortunately there is no disabled access at Brighton practice.
My ethical stance and professional values are governed by my passion for, and belief in the value of psychotherapy. To this end, I work hard to offer a confidential and supportive environment informed by my professional memberships of the United Kingdom Council on Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
As far as your data and confidentiality are concerned, I retain and process only the absolute minimum information needed to offer you a service in line with professional and legal requirements.