MBACP, FdSc Person-Centred Counselling
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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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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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.
When I work
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.