A very warm welcome to my page and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor working in East Grinstead. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and psychotherapy (MBACP) and therefore adhere to their code of ethics.
I am a warm, empathic, and understanding person who is hugely passionate about mental health, personal growth, awareness, and development. My philosophy as a qualified person-centred counsellor, respects and values each individual as their own person with their own unique experiences. I endeavor to provide a calm, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to freely explore whatever may be troubling you. My work is grounded in the belief that being alongside you in your pain, internal conflict and mental distress enables you to express your deepest feelings and emotions and feel heard and valued. I hold dear the person-centred belief that you are the expert on yourself and thus have the capacity to find your own way forward with counselling support. I strive to work collaboratively in building a trusting and connecting relationship in order to promote therapeutic change and healing.
I have worked with people from all different walks of life experiencing a range of different issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem/confidence, low self-worth, and relationship issues. I have experience in working with all forms of abuse and trauma and I currently volunteer at East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS). I have volunteered here for over a year. I also work as a self-employed counsellor for Breakeven offering support to those affected by problem gambling. I have been with Breakeven for a year and a half.
It can feel overwhelming when searching for a suitable counsellor and it is really important to find the right counsellor and approach for you. With this in mind, I offer the initial session at a reduced rate so that you can get a feel of my way of working before committing to continuing therapy with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FDSc Degree in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Brighton)
- NCFE CACHE Level 2 in Counselling Skills
- NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills
- Domestic Abuse Training
- Gambling Addiction Training
- Self-harm and suicide training
- Working with bereavement and complex grief training
- Certificate in Level 2 Introduction to Child Protection
- Certificate in Epilepsy awareness
- CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Early Years Practice
- CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development
I have attended numerous short courses, training and workshops including trauma, dream work, creativity in therapy, mindfulness, childhood sexual abuse, and more. I continue to engage in additional training as part of my professional development.
I will be continuing my studies by starting the (Hons) Degree in Person-Centred Therapy from Sept 2021
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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