If you are seeking help with your life and relationships I’d like to hear from you. I provide a safe and confidential service for clients to share troubles, to explore what is most important to them and to find new ways to living well. In the present situation of COVID-19 physical isolation, I offer telephone counselling so we can talk confidentially and all you need to meet with me is a phone and a private space.
Taking the first step
I know that when we’re already troubled or struggling, taking the first step of talking to someone can often feel like yet another life challenge to be faced. If you choose an initial session with me, I’ll be especially aware of this step you’ve taken. I’ll listen closely and supportively to your concerns with a view to us beginning a working relationship, if after our first meeting that feels right for you.
How I work
I believe that counselling works best through regular weekly sessions, offering the space for a process of reflection each week. I also find that having a goal or goals in mind can help keep a focus on positive outcomes, although some exploration is often needed before clear goals emerge. I see my purpose as helping people uncover what has limited them in the past and supporting them to reconnect with positive aspects of themselves, so they can engage with new ways of wellbeing.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual session fee: £50
Couple session fee: £60