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Counsellor/psychotherapist, MBACP Accredited, BA hons psych.

About me


I see counselling as a relationship in which we work together on your presenting and sometimes long standing issues.   I have been working as a counsellor/psychotherapist since gaining British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy  [BACP]  Accreditation in 1999. I work quietly and patiently with people who have arrived at some sort of crisis, be it an upwelling of anxiety, a bereavement or loss, a time of rapid change or other times of confusion when non judgemental support is needed. I am not offering life coaching, but I may make observations. I do not offer couples work at present.

Why counselling may be sought

Counselling or longer term psychotherapy can be helpful at times of loss, severe  anxiety or depression, as well as times  when you are looking to improve  your relationships or  work on unresolved relationship problems. Equally if you are feeling confused or uncertain about your life, talking it through with somebody impartial can be helpful. Problems may appear to be mainly internal, private to you,  or external, out in your world, or indeed just overwhelming,  unclear and mixed.

How I work

Also, see below, 'making a contract.'

The way I work is 'humanistic'  with a 'psychodynamic' underpinning. Humanistic means I am client led, but at times psychodynamic work can go deeper. As well as giving  voice to your thoughts and feelings, you may see how your past is influencing the way you experience  the present. You can explore how your assumptions  influence you, and you may want to look more closely at your early relationships, including your early family relationships, as these may be affecting your relationships now.

 It can be an emotionally  painful process but healing and growth are worth working for.  Our work together is confidential and I do not share what you say with anybody, but I am in regular supervision as is required in my profession.

I like to do long term work / open ended work, but am also able to offer a time limited arrangement when we contact to work together for a pre agreed number of sessions.


 Starting with a B.A. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Sussex, I followed this many years later with a Diploma in Counselling from the University of Brighton. I completed a two year Gestalt training and was a member of Brighton  Gestalt group for many years. I studied for a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling at Sussex University and a diploma in Psychodynamic Supervision at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London.

I am an accredited M.B.A.C.P. Counsellor/psychotherapist and follow the BACP  code of ethics.

I worked in the NHS as a practice counsellor for many years after training, but  have been in private practice for still longer  as it allows me to work long term with clients who need it. You can self refer to me for counselling.

I was  a qualified and practicing Iyengar Yoga teacher for many years but have since retired from teaching Yoga.

How to contact me and making a 'contract'.

My practice is in central Hove.

You can self refer, please email me at   or phone me on 07890 607902. If you leave me a message I will phone you back.

My fees are up to £48  a session, but I also have several concession/reduced fee places. My therapeutic 'hour' is 55 minutes. 

I either work with a time limited contract, or with an open ended contract. This, along with the fee,  can be discussed and decided upon when we meet.

After our initial 'one hour' meeting, actually 55 minutes, we will make a verbal contract for our work, and arrange a regular time to meet. Sessions are usually once a week, and at a set time whenever possible.

I usually meet with clients in my therapy room, but at times we may  work online via Skype or  zoom or by phone.  This is an alternative way of meeting if meetings in person are not currently possible due to illness or your current location.

My counselling room is on the ground floor, near the front door.  It is spacious, quiet  and comfortable space. Please note,  I do not have a waiting room.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons Developmental Psychology.
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling.
Rochester Foundation Gestalt Therapy Training Certificate.
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Diploma in Supervision of Psychodynamic Counselling WPF.
BACP Accreditation in Counselling/Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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From £42.00 to £48.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£42 to £48 per fifty five minute session, concessions are for students and low waged and unwaged clients.
I review my fees in October each year, but I do not necessarily put them up.

When I work

Appointments available on Wednesday 10 to 6. Thursdays 10 to 6. Fridays 10 to 4. But I am available by phone or email whenever you wish to contact me.

Further information

Please telephone me or better still send me an email if you would like to make an appointment or discuss an appointment with me.

If I am not avalable to take your call, please leave a message and a phone number/email address and I will get back to you as soon as I can.


phone   07890 607902.

22 Cromwell Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3EB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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Large ground floor room, one shallow wide step on the path and one more to enter the wide front door. Very easy access to bus route, five minutes to train station, local on street parking.

Additional languages

French and Spanish, but not fluent enough for counselling.


In person

Supervision available.

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