I offer a warm welcome and a confidential environment in which together we can explore what is troubling you.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and counselling supervisor. I work mainly within the person-centred approach and I have experience of working with a wide range of clients, all of whom come with their own unique difficulties. It is often hard to know exactly what it is that is causing us distress; you may want to explore particular problems or take a wider look at your life. I offer both short-term and long-term counselling.
Counselling is an opportunity to express what we feel, openly and without being judged. Through talking and being sensitively listened to, we can gain confidence and make sense of the issues that may be holding us back, and find our own path toward change. I seek to work collaboratively with you, and our relationship is an important part of the counselling process.
The first step is to come for an initial session so that we can both see whether we think we can work well together, and whether counselling is right for you. If you decide to continue then we will arrange a regular time that suits you for weekly sessions.
I am based in Winchelsea and I am available daytime and evenings. Home visits are sometimes available, particularly for those with disabilities. I am fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and I am BACP Accredited. I also hold a Diploma in Supervision (Cascade).
As well as my private practice, I work with other agencies within the health and voluntary sectors.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling - £35 for a one hour session
concessions may be available for people on low incomes and for counselling students
Supervision - £35 per hour
I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am registered as an independent therapist with the UKRCP