I am a Humanistic therapist, which means I believe in your innate ability to think for yourself, to grow, develop and heal. I'm warm, authentic and sensitive, and I'll support you as you explore and bring about the changes you want to make.
Counselling can be hard work, and sometimes, you might feel sad, scared, angry or frustrated. We might also laugh, or talk about what brings you joy. I'll welcome you without judgment, whatever you wish to explore.
My training includes Person Centred Therapy, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I combine these three models so that I can offer therapy that's tailored to you. Often it's enough just to talk, to hear yourself out loud and be understood by someone else. If it's useful to you, we might sometimes work with creative techniques, like drawing or writing, or we might explore how you experience emotion in your body, as well as your mind.
We'll focus on whatever feels helpful for you. You might wish to explore how your history or childhood affects you now, and perhaps question old beliefs or patterns of behaviour. You might need compassionate support, or space to talk about what's happening for you right now.
I'll also be sensitive to any contextual issues you want to look at, whether they're day to day, existential, political or environmental.
At the start of our work, we'll talk about what you'd like to get from counselling. This might be something very specific or it may be more abstract. It's also fine if you don't know what you'd like to achieve, or don't want to work with any kind of goal in mind. I want to be as useful to you as possible, so from time to time, we'll take a look at how you feel our sessions are going.
I'll offer you a safe and confidential space. I bring my real self to our work and I'll be alongside you, to notice, reflect, listen, empathise and on occasion, gently challenge. I will meet you as a whole person; not only your struggles but all that you are.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (Wealden Psychology Institute)
- St Barnabas Hospice, Goring
- New Road Psychotherapy, Brighton
I have particular experience in the following areas:
- Transitional life events
- Chronic pain
- Life-altering illness
- Relationship difficulties and family relationships
- Challenges of young adulthood
I have also worked in a non-therapeutic role with women who have experienced domestic abuse.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have substantial experience in working with young adults.
I charge £50 a session with some concessions available.
I offer an introductory session for a reduced price of £25.00.
I offer face to face counselling at New Road Psychotherapy. The building is conveniently located in the centre of Brighton and the rooms are bright and welcoming.
I also work on Zoom or on the phone.
In our first session I'll ask you some questions about yourself and your reasons for coming to counselling. I'll tell you more about what I can offer, and of course, you can ask me any questions about the counselling process or how we might work together. It's really important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with, so this initial meeting is a chance for us to get to know each other and for you to decide if I'm a good fit as a counsellor for you.
Sessions are 50 minutes at the same time each week. I have a limited number of two-weekly slots available.