Due to the current situation with the Corona Virus Pandemic I am working remotely with clients - either via telephone or a video platform.
There can be times in life where we feel stuck or unhappy with ourselves, repeating negative patterns of behavior or relating without understanding what is happening. At these times it may help to talk to someone independent and outside of the situation.
Psychotherapy or counselling can help individuals to understand less familiar aspects of themselves by talking over a period of time in a reliable setting with a trained and experienced therapist.
I have been practicing as a therapist for over 25 years and presently I am a Practitioner Director and Therapist at Phoenix Therapy Practice which at Seven Dials in Hove. I mainly work with individuals over both the short term and the longer term.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained in both Humanistic Psychotherapy and Analytical Psychotherapy and am a Senior Accredited Practitioner with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have worked in the mental health field for all of my career, balancing a private practice with work in the psychiatric, social services and voluntary sectors.
I have regular supervision of my caseload and work to the BACP Code of Ethics.
My approach is psychodynamic and my orientation is Jungian, which means that I am interested in the relationships between people and their worlds, both inner and outer. I am also interested in how we find meaning in our lives in both a small and a larger sense.
I have a particular interest in issues around adoption and fostering both from the perspective of the child and the parent/carer.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person or online session
If you think you would like to explore the possibility of working with me in therapy, the first step would be to make an initial appointment so that we could meet and explore the issues which are pressing for you. I do not charge for this initial appointment.
If we decide that we would like to work together I charge between £50 and £60 per session, billing monthly. I am open to negotiating a lower fee in certain circumstances.
I currently have vacancies on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons ( October 2021 ).
My practice is at Phoenix Therapy Practice https://phoenixtherapypractice.co.uk which is at Seven Dials in Hove where I am a Senior Practitioner (BACP) and Practitioner Director.