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About me

As a humanistic counsellor, I offer a non-judgemental, empathic space. I am client led and trauma-informed in my approach. I work from a place of wholeness, always assuming that, as long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you. I work consciously with clients from a variety of background and life experiences. I am committed to uncovering the ways in which culturally embedded power dynamics show up within me. I am gender, sexuality and relationship diversity affirmative.

For me, the relationship is key, and an initial session would be a chance for us to feel whether I’m the right person for you. I love the Anne Lamott quote: ‘My mind is a bad neighbourhood that I try not to go into alone’. I don’t have all the answers, but I can be by your side as you visit some difficult places. And who knows, maybe some unexpected and joyful places too.

Training, qualifications & experience

Somatic Experiencing 3 Year Professional Training - 2022-ongoing

Bonnie Badenoch - Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind - 2022

Pg Dip Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton - 2021

Cruse Bereavement Training - 2019

Introduction to Somatic Experiencing – 2019

I am an associate tutor at the University of Sussex and have been delivering trauma training to a range of social and health care students, there and elsewhere, for over 10 years.  Alongside being an educator and counsellor, I am a writer, editor, writing mentor and workshop leader.

Member organisations

BACP

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £25.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute initial video or telephone consultation. This will be a no pressure opportunity for us to get a sense of whether we are the right fit for each other. The first full 50 minute session is chargeable at £50 and will include an assessment. 

At my Lewes practice £25 places are offered to clients in receipt of Universal Credit, Housing Benefit or out of work benefits.

When I work

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Further information

BACP membership no: 00952461

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom