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Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 5th September 2022

About me

I am an accredited Counsellor and as a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I do not believe that there is a typical person or client, only that there are people who are in distress and are searching for help.

I believe that the "relationship" between client and counsellor is at the heart of the work that I do, and it is this relationship that ultimately heals and promotes most growth and well being in a client.

My approach is Person Centred and Integrative, I also incorporate Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, as I believe that no one approach fits all. Therefore, I draw upon a variety of theoretical and creative methods.

I have regular supervision on my work in accordance with BACP guidelines, and I hold full professional indemnity insurance.

I offer both long and short term counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Transactional Analysis 101
Transactional Analysis Foundation Cert
Cruse Bereavement Counsellor
Trauma and Loss
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Attachment Theory
Contact and Immediacy
Trauma and Recovery
Certificate in Trauma Counselling
Counselling Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Mankind)
Approved Adoption Counsellor

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adoption Counselling (Adoptee(s), Birth Parent(s), Adoptive Parent(s)
Low Self Esteem
Body Image
Childhood Issues
Lesbian and Gay
Domestic Violence
Children, Adolescents, Adults and Elderly
Personal Development
Post Traumatic Stress


£45.00 per session

Additional information

Individuals - £45

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Talking with a qualified and experienced counsellor can help you;

. feel heard and understood
. release bottled up feelings
. explore choices and solutions
. feel better about yourself

I will not judge you or advise you, I will listen to you in a comfortable and confidential environment.

10 The Potteries, Ridgewood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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