About me

I am an integrative counsellor which means that I incorporate different models and ideas in a way that feels most helpful to you. I work with adults and young people from 18 years; and I offer both short-term (around 6 to 12 sessions) and longer-term therapy.

I will work with you in a secure relationship, where you feel encouraged to explore and better understand what's going on for you. My role is to listen, working alongside you as we explore what is troubling you, and supporting you as you develop deeper understanding and compassion for yourself. I believe that our relationship is central to this process, and I offer a warm, non-judgemental approach, supported by a safe and confidential setting.

Experience working with anxiety; depression; loss and bereavement; abuse; trauma; self-esteem & confidence; relationships; co-dependency; issues relating to identity; transitions; loneliness & isolation; discrimination.

I have worked extensively with people who are carers and people experiencing bereavement and loss. I have a background of 20 years experience in training and research, working with communities in different cultural environments, including in Africa, Asia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

My private therapy practice is based in a quiet location in Hastings with free on-road parking and easy access to main roads from Rye and Battle.

Our first appointment is free of charge: this allows us to talk through what you hope to achieve from counselling and how I could help you. To find out more and to book an appointment, please email me or phone me.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include:

Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)

Certificate in Counselling (RSA)

BA Social Anthropology.

Further training includes:

  • Bereavement Care (Cruse training)
  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Pre-Trial counselling
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention)
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional Freedom Technique

As well as my private practice, I work with a local counselling service offering affordable counselling, and with Cruse bereavement counselling service.

I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by its ethical framework. My work is professionally supervised and I am fully insured for my counselling practice.

Membership Organisations:

Registered member of BACP.

Clients I work with:

Adults, older adults, young people (18+).

How I deliver therapy:

Long-term face-to-face, short-term face-to-face, time-limited.

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Controlling behaviour; Co-dependency; Complex bereavement; Loss;

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Additional information

£40 per session.


Week day sessions are available; I also offer early morning sessions.

Tillington Terrace
East Sussex
TN35 5JS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
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