Welcome. I’m an experienced counsellor who is curious, warm, thoughtful and open to hear what’s going on for you. Together we can share the work of clarifying what’s troubling you right now, how it’s affecting your ability to live your life and what options you have for moving forward.
I believe that by offering you my full attention each time we meet and listening with great care to what you say (and sometimes don’t say) I can offer helpful feedback. As you become more relaxed and feel able to explore things at your own pace, together we can unravel tangled thoughts and feelings and help you to feel more comfortable in your own skin.
My belief is that most of us know deep down, most of the time, what we need and how to go about getting those needs met. The hard part comes when our needs are at odds with the needs, wants or expectations of others – and that can be family, friends, partners, work colleagues, neighbours or wider society. Dealing alone with the stress of making decisions and changes that will impact on you and others can lead to anxiety, anger, depression and even suicidal thoughts. In an effort to cope you might find yourself turning to behaviours that don’t really help in the long term.
If you would like an initial phone conversation before meeting me please get in touch by phone or email.
My principal base is The Wilbury Clinic, Hove.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc in Person-Centred Counselling. Additional training in working with anger, loss, suicidal thoughts, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties.
Alongside my private practice I have a 10 year relationship with the low cost counselling charity ‘As You Are’ based in Southwick, West Sussex. Here I work with individual clients and facilitate therapeutic and psycho-educational groups on the themes of anger and self-esteem. I also deliver workshops for counsellors on understanding and working with anger.
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
£45 per 50 minute session (£20 for an initial consultation). Lower cost sessions sometimes available according to ability to pay.
Wednesdays afternoons & evenings
I trained as a counsellor after first being a client myself and finding it a very helpful and supportive experience. If you've never had counselling before I do understand it can take courage to take that first step to make contact. Be assured I am here to help, not judge.