If you’ve not been to counselling before, it can feel a bit daunting opening up to a stranger. Counselling is a bit like a helping conversation with someone who offers honesty, empathy and acceptance. It can allow us to feel truly heard, sometimes for the first time. This helps us make sense of what we’re struggling with in a different way, allowing us to see what changes will be helpful.
Who do I work with?
At the moment, I specialise in working with young people and adults with anxiety, family issues, social anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship issues.
What's my experience?
Since training in Humanistic Psychotherapy at Brighton University, I have offered counselling to staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, staff and pupils at Roedean School and ran a service at The Foyer. I am also a BACP accredited counsellor and trained supervisor.
What I enjoy about counselling is seeing how people can face their difficulties and learn to move on and lead happier lives after counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision
- PGDip in Humanistic Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Art Therapy
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Booking the first counselling appointment can be daunting, so I offer a free 15-minute telephone call before we meet, where I can answer any questions you might have about counselling. If you are then happy to book a counselling session with me, we can arrange a suitable time to meet.
Our first 50-minute session gives us the chance to explore what you’d like to get from counselling and whether we feel we can work together. If we decide to continue, we will meet for 50 minutes at an agreed time each week.