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Psychotherapist SAP, IAAP, BPC, MA (Oxon)

About me

                                          Where to start? 

In my experience people can struggle to cope with how they feel. They don't know why they feel how they do, they don't know how to change it, and often they have tried so many different avenues of help.

What I offer is someone who tries to hear what you are saying, who allows you to say things, who tries to reflect back to  you the emotions that I hear - often a whole mixture of emotions. I offer myself as someone who wants to be part of your journey, someone who gets it wrong sometimes, but tries to get it right.

                                           What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a way of listening to feelings. Psychotherapy believes, I believe, that things do link up: our present is born out of our past, our feelings come from somewhere, things have meaning. How we are in our bodies, how we are at three o'clock in the morning, those random thoughts that come into our head: they connect up, we connect up.

Therapy can be both hard - because some of our feelings can be fundamental and all-encompassing - but it is also hopeful - past hurts can, I believe, be gradually repaired

I offer once or twice weekly psychotherapy from my practice in Littlehampton, West Sussex. For those not able to attend I work online or by phone.

                                           What would be a first step?

I normally suggest that you contact me for an initial discussion by phone and then a first meeting, so that we can get a sense of how it would be to work together. 

                                         Would you like to know a little more?

On my website I have a blog page where I have posted some thoughts about what happens in therapy. I would be very interested to have any feedback on how you find them.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained for 6 years with the Society of Analytical Psychology and have worked in both the NHS (Psychological Therapies, Assessment and Treatment Service, Chichester) and in counselling services. 

I am registered with the British Psychoanalytical Council and am a member of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the International Association for Analytical Psychology.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Fees

From £40.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I charge between £40 and £80 depending on your circumstances.

When I work

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Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype