I am an experienced Humanistic counsellor practising in Lewes and Brighton, East Sussex and believe everyone has the capacity to heal and move forward.
I aim to provide a safe and trusting environment for working through the problems and issues you maybe facing within a confidential, non-judgemental environment.
I understand how difficult starting counselling can be and will hope to answer any queries you have. For me therapy has been incredibly important, healing and rewarding. As a counsellor I hope to offer you what I have gained.
During counselling I focus on the individual as a whole. I encourage you to explore your feelings and understand your thoughts and actions with an emphasis on developing your self-awareness. Our counselling relationship is essentially one of mutual trust and respect
My role is not to diagnose, advise or tell you what to do. My role is to support and help you explore and understand what you're struggling with. We will work together to find out what it is you wish to change and how you can make those changes.
I specialise in (but not restricted to) anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, work issues, low self worth, relationship issues, depression, panic disorder, feeling sad, phobias, family issues, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold a BACP Accredited diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (incorporating Person Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt approaches)
I am experienced in loss, bereavement, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, identity issues, trauma, and depression.
I have volunteered for more than two years at a Hospice counselling bereaved clients and for over two yearsat a low-cost counselling service.
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
I offer our first session for £20 so you can check out whether what I offer is right for you before committing to an agreed amount of time.
Length of counselling is mutually negotiated between us at the beginning of our work together. Some clients may want short term counselling (typically 6 to 12 sessions), others may wish to have a longer term.
Each session, 50 minutes, is weekly and agreed in advance. Cancellations need to be provided with a minimum 24 hours notice via text to avoid being charged for the session.
Fees are £45 per session.