Would it help you right now to be able to talk about problems in your life or relationships? If so I can provide you with a safe and confidential space where you can share troubles, explore what is most important to you and find new ways to live well.
Taking the first step
In my experience, taking the first step of talking to someone can often feel like yet another challenge to be overcome. If you choose an initial session with me, I’ll be especially aware of this step you’ve taken. I’ll listen closely, supportively and without judgement to your concerns.
How I work
I believe that counselling works best through regular weekly sessions, with time in between for reflection. I help people to reconsider problems and difficulties in their lives, either through short term work addressing present challenges, or working longer term at greater depth on underlying issues. I’m always guided by my clients. They set the focus of our sessions and I work at their pace and the level that feels right for them.
Do get in touch
In my experience a first session can uncover a lot and at the same time provide a framework that serves to identify and even contain initial problems. Once we have identified your difficulties, I offer you my close support in exploring ways in which problems can be approached and we can work towards renewing your capacity to lead the life you want to live.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my psychotherapy training at the Wealden Institute and hold the Diploma in Transactional Analysis (TA) Practice. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am working towards qualifying as a Certified Transactional Analyst.
As a reflective practitioner I am committed to a continuous programme of professional development and in recent years have completed additional training in working with:
- Developmental Stages
- Group Psychotherapy
- Trauma & Recovery
I am a member of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA). Since 2016 I have been a member of the counselling team in St Peter & St James hospice in Chailey and I operate a private practice from Lewes in East Sussex.
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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
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
Individual session fee: £50
Couple session fee: £60