Dip Couns. MBACP (Accred)
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I am an experienced, professionally trained and qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I am based in Eastbourne town centre where I offer a relaxed atmosphere to enable you to examine your thoughts and feelings without being judged and where I will help you to find your own way at your own pace. I also work with clients by telephone or by video online using the Zoom platform.
I believe the relationship we build together is important to enable you to safely explore any painful or difficult subjects you are unable, or do not wish, to discuss with anybody else. My management background in the corporate business sector in London gave me valuable insight into the challenges and issues we all face at times in the modern world.
I have a great deal of experience working with people struggling with anxiety and depression and having worked as a volunteer counsellor for my local branch of Cruse Bereavement Care for over 10 years I have extensive experience working with bereavement, other losses and trauma. I have a Diploma in Supervision and supervised Cruse volunteers for many years as well as being a registered Cruse trainer for six years.
My philosophy is that every human being is unique and born with an instinctive desire to grow in a positive direction given the right conditions. As human beings we all have a basic need to feel part of a community which involves physical and emotional contact and connections with other people. Because of the pandemic, it has been very difficult for everybody during the past years to fulfil their basic needs and this may have led to difficulties in maintaining healthy working and personal relationships. At times like these it can be helpful to talk to a counsellor, somebody who is not part of your circle of friends, relatives or work colleagues.
I integrate into my person-centred approach my training in Transactional Analysis and Gestalt, among others, which may help with your process and help me to provide you with support which is as unique as you are. In addition to traditional talking therapy and if you choose, we can work creatively, using objects, stones and sand tray. This often helps if you have difficulty expressing your thoughts or feelings in words.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical guidelines. I obtained my Diploma in Counselling from the Wealden Psychology Institute in Crowborough which has an established tradition of developing highly skilled practitioners.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- Diploma in Supervision
- Transactional Analysis 101 (Institute of Transactional Analysis)
- Cruse Bereavement Care Registered Trainer
- Cruse Bereavement Care Supervisor (Accredited by Ascentis)
- Cruse Bereavement Care Foundation Course Certificate (Accredited by Ascentis)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Certificate in Groupwork
- Counselling Skills Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Person Centred Therapy
- ASIST and SafeTALK Suicide Awareness Training
- Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults Level 4
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 30 minute telephone call with all prospective clients. This can be followed by a full therapy session of 50 minutes at a reduced fee of £25 which gives us the opportunity to get to know one another and decide if we wish to continue to work together. If we decide to continue my fee is £50 per session. My fee for Supervision is £60 for a 60 minute session. Relationship counselling for couples is £70 for a 60 minutes session.
I offer concessions to trainee counsellors for personal therapy and supervision.
Counselling sessions are held in my comfortable room in Eastbourne Town Centre at West Terrace Clinic which is within easy walk of the train station, buses and car parks. I also offer sessions by video link using Zoom and by telephone.
When I work