Hello! Your reason for seeking counselling may be current issues or issues from the past which are still impacting on your life in a negative way. For whatever reason you have decided to start counselling, I offer the space and time for you to become aware of your issues and help you to harness the tools to bring about change. I am non judgemental and open, and all sessions are confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to gaining my qualifications as an integrated counsellor, I worked as a listening volunteer with Samaritans. Samaritans is recognised as a direct crisis helpline for suicide and self-harm however, I gained experience of complex issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, post natal depression, suicidal thoughts or behaviours, PTSD, complicated grief, childhood neglect and abuse or relationship abuse but as a listening volunteer, being a Samaritan meant I listened to people, but couldn't offer them counselling.
Personally, I decided to seek counselling when I was experiencing a difficult time in my life and I found speaking with someone helped me to explore my problems and gain awareness of what I needed to be able to heal and bring about positive change. This is what I offer you now, a space for you to gain insight into how you can heal in whatever way that works for you.
I work with Cruse Bereavement Care as a Bereavement Counsellor and I also deliver online presentations for Cruse Bereavement Care as well as working as a Bereavement Counsellor. I also work for East Sussex Recovery Program as an Addictions Counsellor at a local community detox agency, counselling to reduce or abstain from drug or alcohol use. and since the start of the pandemic in 2020 I have also been working with Frontline19 a charity set up to support frontline NHS workers affected by Covid-19.
My qualifications are:
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Transactional Analysis TA101
Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
Change Grow Live (drugs and alcohol dependency)
Cruse Bereavement Care ABC
Samaritan Training SIT1 and SIT2
SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Training Course
Moving your practice online
Diploma in Grief & Bereavement
Diploma in Addiction
Working with Shame
If you would like to know more about my practice and the way in which I work, please visit my website www.clearthinkingtherapy.co.uk or perhaps you could call and we can see if we'd like us to work together.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
All Sessions, cost £45 for each 50 minute session, payable 24 hours before each session.
As I believe counselling should be available to all, if you have a difficult financial situation I can offer you a reduced fee which can be discussed at our first appointment.
I offer a free initial telephone call during which we can talk about the reasons you feel you want to have counselling, answer any questions you may have and I can explain what I can offer. If we decide we would like to work together, we can discuss how you wish to proceed and agree a mutual date and time for sessions to begin.
I will email you my contract for you to read. If there are any questions you can email or call for answers. I then need you to complete the forms and email them back. If you can’t print them off, I accept confirmation of acceptance via email and we can complete the information sheet together in our first session.
Should you be unable to keep your appointment please give a minimum of 48 hours notice so that I may offer this session to someone else. If you fail to give adequate notice you will still be charged the full fee for the session.
9am - 8pm Monday - Friday
9am - 4pm Saturday