My training respects the idea of subjective reality and the unique way in which we all experience the world. As such, I respond to and tailor my sessions to the client, whilst drawing on the theories of Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person Centered Therapy. I welcome you with empathy and as a professional and over time we build trust. I will help you to put words and meaning to painful or confusing feelings in this supportive, quiet, non-judgmental space. I have therapy rooms in Hove and Chailey and work creatively where appropriate.
I believe we all have the capacity to change and I am dedicated to helping others bring about healing and growth. When life is tough it can challenge our emotional health and well being, making us feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, angry or lacking in self esteem. My clients often find it difficult to put words to their feelings or to make any sense of what they are experiencing and this can be both frightening and isolating. Counselling can be a positive step, transformative and meaningful. Change is made possible through the supportive, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship, which helps us to move towards acceptance of self or empowerment to change.
Training, qualifications & experience
My main qualification is a Post Graduate Diploma at Brighton University in Humanistic Psycotherapeutic Counselling, Post Qualifying Diploma in Teenage Therapy (BACP Acc). I have also completed courses on Transactional Analysis, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Therapy, Grief Therapy and PTSD. I work with individuals from teenagers to the elderly and across different cultures.
I have worked 1-1 as a Life Coach for 5 years before training as a Counsellor. In addition to my private practice in Hove and Chailey, I work in the NGO/voluntary sector on addiction therapy and I previously worked with a wide range of clients in a group practice in Hove. I offer an initial consultation with no obligation to continue.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 with lower rates available for some sessions for students and clients on no or low income.
I offer an initial session or phone call of 30 mins at no cost or obligation to continue in order to explore if we might work well together. CC
I am fully insured and a member of the BACP and as such follow their ethical guidlines.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
My Chailey clinic is directly opposite the bus from Lewes or Haywards Heath on the main A275
I am available week days and evenings.
Types of client