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About me

I started my journey towards becoming a counsellor back in 2009 when I studied Person Centred Counselling at the University of Brighton. I loved it so much that I went on to do a BA Honours Counselling course at the University of Greenwich, which covered various different modalities across the counselling spectrum. The whole experience of becoming a counsellor has been life changing, and I am extremely passionate about providing clients with a safe space, as well as a supportive therapeutic relationship.

In private practice I create a versatile and person-centred environment, where I can offer support in an empathetic, congruent and non-judgemental way.

I can use a number of different approaches in helping a client with anxiety, depression, addiction, as I appreciate that the emotional requirements vary dramatically from one client to the next, so aim to help equip the client with practical techniques to allow them to make their daily lives more manageable.

I am fully insured and I abide by the ethical code of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), of which I am a registered member of.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Counselling

FdSc (Foundation Degree) in Person Centred Counselling

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I used to work for Roche Diabetes Care and subsequently learnt a great deal about diabetes and the emotional effect it has on a person as well as their family. As a result I am able to offer support in this area.

Fees

Additional information

£45 for a 50 minute session 

I am able to offer one on one counselling in the Sussex area, but if you would prefer a session by phone or via Zoom, I am also able to offer this.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone