Welcome. Many of us can find life difficult at times and struggle to make sense of it or overcome our problems on our own. Sometimes talking with people you are closest to can be difficult so talking confidentially to a counsellor may be what you are looking for? I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor who can offer you a sensitive and safe place to work through whatever you are facing at the moment. I can listen to how it feels to be you in a non-judgmental way to help you to discover what really matters to you.
Talking helps you to explore your thoughts and feelings so you get a clearer view of your life and enables you to make the positive changes you want to. I believe counselling can help you become the person you want to be by discovering the true you inside and uncovering your inner potential leading to a life you are more comfortable with.
As an integrative counsellor I have studied many different types of counselling approaches. This means I am adaptable in the way I work, so I will be able to work in a way that suits you. Each of us are different individuals so I would strive to meet your unique needs when exploring the subjects that are concerning you.
I have a broad experience in several caring professions all of which enhance the counsellor I am today. As a counsellor I have worked for various charitable organisations. One covered a wide range of presenting issues, another supported people caring for someone at home and I have also had specialist training in loss and bereavement within a hospice. Before being a counsellor I was a general nurse and midwife so I have a wealth of experience of physical health-related psychological issues from post-natal depression to living with chronic pain or learning to adapt to physical well-being changes.
I offer long or short term therapy following a free 30 minute initial session to see if we feel comfortable working together. The initial session is informal so I can share briefly how I work and explore what it is you are wanting from counselling. Please contact me if you think this is what you are looking for.
I have an enhanced DBS and I am a registered member of the BACP which means I work within their safe and ethical guidelines, following their code of professional conduct.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Integrative Therapy.
Transactional Analysis 101.
Bereavement and Loss awareness Training.
Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) study and training.
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
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
Free initial 30 minute session thereafter;
£40 for 50 minute session.
I work in the 'Circle of Health' clinic in Rustington which is accessible by public transport or has free local parking.
I offer short term and open-ended therapy.
I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting to see if we feel comfortable working together. If you decide to continue I would recommend a minimum of four sessions and then review.