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About me

I am an approachable and relational therapist working with a broad spectrum of clients, including adults and young people over age 12. I work Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays in my counselling practice, face to face or online. My therapeutic approach is ‘Integrative’, meaning I use skills and theories from across the major modalities of Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT. This means I have a flexible approach and can tailor the work to your preferences. I have a background in the charitable sector, working as a counsellor in community settings and in schools and colleges, and before that I worked as a Youth Worker. I really value my clients and I am always accepting and non-judgemental, helping you feel safe throughout our work. I work with a collaborative and relational style, meaning our sessions will be conversational and I hope they’ll feel like teamwork.

I have worked with a broad spectrum of presenting issues and difficulties, and I am able to help you understand your difficulties, accept what you can’t change and make key changes where you can. I will always be reassuring and affirming, and I’ll offer insight, new strategies and new perspectives for us to discuss together.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from University of Roehampton London - 2017.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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From £45.00 to £60.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

£60 per 50 minute session

£45 per 30 minute session (young people under 16)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Top Floor, 148 Portland Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 5QL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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