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(PGDip, MBACP)

About me

I am a qualified humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor with a faith in the human potential to develop in a positive direction. Its not easy being a person and I believe we have our own unique path to cut through the woods in the life journey we are in. In counselling with me, I will be a confidential, supportive companion for you in a process that can help make meaning of where you are now and potentially help you navigate some of the tougher life challenges, transitions and painful experiences. As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I practice within their ethical framework. I hold the BACP professional qualification at Post-Graduate level in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton.

My Approach: I take a non-discriminatory, LGBTQI+ affirmative, experiential Person Centred counselling approach. This is a non-judgemental, relational, holistic approach, which is alive to all aspects of self and factors outside self; supporting a person’s forward momentum in simply being a person. This approach is a gentle process that follows the client’s lead as to what is discussed, that is curious about felt senses and learning from what we are experiencing in the here and now.

Other people can and do help us feel loved and valued yet also the reverse. My approach recognises feelings of aloneness and how in our interior life we can agonise over our behaviours, choices and the quality of our relationships. Much as I recognise how what has happened to us affects our way of being in the present, I support clients in drawing on their own internal resources to live in the present and find closure to unfinished business.

First Session: I offer a free 30 minute consultation (via Zoom or Telephone) for prospective clients to confidentially discuss the expectations for counselling; and whether we feel it is good to enter the process together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (University of Brighton)                                                                                                                Level 2 Person Centred Counselling Skills (Sussex Downs)
Counselling and Bereavement Support CPD (Martlets Hospice)
Working At Relational Depth CPD (https://www.caracounsellingtraining.co.uk )      Online Counselling CPD - A Corona Virus Primer (Open University/BACP)                Moving Your Practice Online CPD (Online Therapy Institute)                              Child Protection in Education CPD (Educare part of TES)                                        FIRO-B Qualifying Programme (The Myers Briggs Company, formerly OPP https://eu.themyersbriggs.com )       

PGCE Social Science (University of Keele)
BA Hons Economic and Social Studies (University of East Anglia)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

authenticity; career transition; creative blocks; dreams and nightmares; dysregulation; motivation; procrastination; sadness; uncertainty.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per session (50 mins): some concessions available

When I work

Some slots available, please enquire

New Road Psychotherapy, 28 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG

16 Malling Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2RD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme