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
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.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £25.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Clients decide what they can afford on a sliding scale between £65-45. I am committed to offering long term therapy to those on a low income. I ask that the clients who can afford it pay more so that I can continue to support those who have less.
£25 places are offered to clients in receipt of Universal Credit, Housing Benefit or out of work benefits.
I offer a free 30 minute initial video or telephone consultation.
BACP membership no: 00952461