I am a BACP accredited psychodynamic counsellor with 16 years experience. I have worked in NHS GP surgeries, charities and universities. I work with people from all backgrounds who are experiencing mental and emotional distress. It may be that life has come to feel overwhelming which could be due to difficulties at home, work, intimate relationships or a bereavement. I offer a chance to explore feelings in a safe, non judgmental environment. Psychodynamic counselling is based on the belief that helping people understand the underlying roots of their difficulties is usually more effective than specific advice, reassurance or behavioural training.
I offer both brief therapy (6 to 12 sessions) or longer term work. Sessions are 50 minutes and weekly.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling : Birkbeck College, University of London
Diploma In Application of Psychodynamic Theory to Counselling, WPF
Certificate in CBT Skills, WPF
Further training in Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) and Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I have times available on Monday and Tuesday am (Lewes) Wednesday (Hove), Thursday, (Lewes) and Friday (Hove)