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Counsellor - Registered Member MBACP

About me

Looking for a professional to work with and explore what is going on for you can be daunting, I can help.

Are you looking for someone in your corner, with a gentle presence and warmth to accompany you while you figure out that which means a lot to you?

Clients I work with have experienced loss and bereavement, depression, anxiety and stress, illness, domestic abuse and trauma/PTSD. Although the therapy can sometimes be tough, clients have reported during and after sessions feeling hope, a future and opportunities, which previously they did not.

How I work

I work in an Integrative way – this means I call on Person Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt theory and techniques to help you progress in your journey.

What this means for you is that I don’t believe “one size fits all” and will tailor the sessions to you and your needs.  This can include working creatively – don’t panic, I’m not expecting Picasso!

If you would like to find out more, call or send me an email to arrange an initial 10 – 15 minute chat to see if we can work together - I want you to feel confident that you are working with the right person for you.

If you are not able to call or email me, feel free to send a text and we can book in an initial 10 minute conversation.

Training, qualifications & experience

My work in Counselling has been based in charities and progressed through to private practice.  The charities I have worked for are Counselling Plus, Cruse Bereavement Care and Fegans.  I have worked in a 1:1 setting and groups.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, one of the leading professional organisations in the U.K.

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute (Psychotherapy and Counselling) and have taken further courses in Couples Counselling, and specialise in Trauma Therapy with a Post Graduate Diploma in Trauma Therapy from NAOS Institute in London.

I undertake regular Continuing Professional Development.  The most recent course undertaken to compliment the trauma therapy is the Rapid Rewind Technique.


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work creatively along with talking therapy as clients have found this beneficial to exploring areas of their lives.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals:

50 minute session - London £65

                                Eastbourne £45



People attend weekly sessions. The sessions will progress at your pace and only for as long as you need.

Further information

Sessions can be provided Online or in person. During the outbreak in line with government guidance, sessions will be provided online.

I work out of a warm, fully furnished room in the centre of Eastbourne, close to the railway station and bus connections. Parking is also available in the surrounding areas.

The building does not have disabled access.

In London the room is warm and fully furnished and is in walking distance of Angel underground station, has parking in the surrounding area and bus connections.

The building does not have disabled access.

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

The buildings I work out of have staircases leading up to the therapy rooms. Unfortunately the buildings do not provide wheelchair access or lifts.

Online platforms

Zoom