You might be considering counselling for the first time, or have had therapy previously. Whatever your situation, whatever's troubling you, therapy can help. I know from experience that we're all capable of change, and finding the right counsellor can often be the beginning of that process. Through a series of conversations, I can help you with a range of issues including anxiety, loss, relationship and family difficulties, sadness, and questions around identity.
For me, counselling is about relationship; about listening with care, warmth and curiosity. I will commit to exploring with you whatever is distressing you, and supporting you in finding ways forward.
My professional background as a specialist speech and language therapist equips me to work with clients experiencing a range of communication difficulties, including Autism.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling - Wealden Institute
In addition to my private practice, I have been a member of the counselling service at Sussex Community Counselling, offering short-term counselling to adults and young people. This role included working with clients referred to the Survivors of Suicide service.
I have also worked as part of the team offering bereavement counselling at St Wilfrid's Hospice, Eastbourne.
My Registration with the BACP includes membership of its Children, Young People & Families Division.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
All sessions are 50 minutes. An initial session costs £20; sessions are £45 thereafter.
I offer a reduced rate for clients on low incomes.
Concessions offered for
I have twenty years' experience as a speech and language therapist, within the NHS and independently, working with young people and adults with a range of speech, language and social communication difficulties. I specialise in supporting people on the Autistic Spectrum and their families. I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT).
Post-graduate Diploma, Speech & Language Therapy, City University London, 2001