The Counselling Practice
14 Evelyn Road
PLEASE NOTE: I AM CURRENTLY ONLY ABLE TO OFFER PHONE/SKYPE APPOINTMENTS TO NEW CLIENTS. (10/09/18)
Hello and thanks for looking at my profile.
I'm an experienced BACP-registered counsellor offering counselling to individuals in Worthing, West Sussex and further afield.
I provide a friendly and professional service for people affected by a range of circumstances and issues, including:
- panic attacks
- low confidence/self-esteem
- loneliness/social isolation
- relationship/family/work difficulties
- chronic illness/long-term health conditions (including ME/CFS)
- addiction (gambling, drug, alcohol, pornography, sex)
Whether you're suffering from poor mental/physical health and well-being, or are overwhelmed by emotional problems that you feel unable to cope with on your own, a counselling relationship can help you to understand and cope with things; and bring about change in your relationship to yourself and with others.
I'm a person-centred practitioner. This is a humanistic approach to counselling based on the understanding that we all have within us the resources to live as fully as we can. At times we can lose connection with these resources and one way to re-connect with them is through a relationship that is genuine, non-directive and non-judgemental.
I offer short-term and long-term counselling, in-person and by phone or Skype. My fee is £45 per session. I work from quiet, purpose-built rooms in a residential street in Worthing. Parking is free. Alternatively the train station is a 10-minute walk away.
Please feel free to contact me to have a no-fee, no-commitment conversation, so you can explore whether I provide the sort of service you need.
I can be contacted by email or on 07907 459901. If I'm unable to answer, please text me a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a person-centred counsellor between 2005-2008 and I've been working with clients since 2007. Between 2005-2006 I studied for Counselling Skills NVQ levels 1, 2 & 3 at City College, Brighton; and between 2006-2008 I took my Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (FdSc) at Brighton University. I also have a BA and MA in English.
I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
My work is supported by regular supervision and I'm committed to continued professional and personal development.
As well as seeing clients privately, I worked for Gamcare in Brighton for 8 years, helping people who are affected by problem gambling. Alongside my counselling work, I also worked with older people at Age UK Brighton & Hove for sixteen years. Other interests which inform my work include chronic illness (particularly ME/CFS), literature, Buddhism and meditation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Living with chronic illness
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
The Ageing process
Services and Administration
I work with individual clients by phone/Skype; and individual clients in the privacy and comfort of a counselling room in the Broadwater area of Worthing. Fresh water is provided and facilities are available to use.
Times and Prices
Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes. (Shorter sessions can be arranged for phone/Skype sessions.) Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis. I work with clients on both a long- and short-term basis. The decision to end counselling at any point remains with the client.
The initial phone consultation is free, then the fee is £45 per session. Payment for in-person sessions can be made before or at the end of each appointment. Payment for phone/Skype sessions can be made by BACS transfer before each appointment.
There is no charge if more than 24 hours notice is given. Emergencies can, of course, be negotiated.
The counselling relationship is confidential. This means that I do not disclose any information you share with me to anyone else, except in the following circumstances:
As part of my ongoing professional development, I attend regular supervision and sometimes explore issues arising out of a counselling relationship with my supervisor. At such times I take care to protect the anonymity of my clients.
There are also certain legal circumstances in which a counsellor is obliged or encouraged to consider breaching confidentiality. If you are concerned about these, I am happy to discuss them with you.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions and for a no-obligation, no-fee initial phone consultation. I can usually offer new clients an appointment the following week, and sometimes sooner.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
I do hope you will get in touch, but if for any reason you don't feel like contacting me, please take a moment to look through the profiles of other counsellors listed in the Counselling Directory. You may also want to check out another list of counsellors at www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Some Italian|
Weekdays, mostly day-time, some evenings
Types of client