I offer one-to-one person-centered counselling in a confidential, supportive and non-judgmental space, where you can explore and express any difficult and distressing feelings you may be experiencing in life.
Counselling can be extremely empowering and life enhancing as you begin to learn more about your patterns of behaviour and what has led you to where you find yourself today. As you grow in self-awareness you become better at managing life’s ups and downs.
How does counselling work?
In my opinion, counselling works best when it offers you a relationship in which you feel safe enough to express yourself to enable you to reframe how you view yourself and your life. The counselling relationship is unlike any other. I believe a therapeutic counselling relationship is one where you feel:
- that the counsellor is warm, genuine and invested in you as a person
- safe and comfortable enough to talk about vulnerable feelings and experiences. Yet, challenged and open to considering different points of view
- that you and the counsellor are equal collaborators in the direction of counselling, the goals of counselling and what to focus on
Training, qualifications & experience
My Personal qualifications include:
- Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling (Accredited by the University of Brighton)
- Counselling skills certificates 1-3 (Varndean College)
- Certificate in Social Sciences
Birkbeck University of London:
- Diploma in Childhood & Adolescent Psychology
- Diploma in Abnormal Psychology
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework which contains the standards and principles for therapeutic practice.
My therapeutic experience includes:
- St Catherine's Hospice (Certificate in bereavement counselling)
- Sussex Counselling Service
- Care for the Carers
- Sussex Partnership NHS Trust
- Headway (Assisted Brain Injury Charity)
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
£35 - £40 for 50 minutes of individual counselling and psychotherapy
I do not charge for the first session