Hi there and welcome. I am a fully qualified counsellor with experience in a wide range of therapeutic settings. I offer short term counselling and longer open- ended counselling, depending on your specific needs and wishes.
I know that seeking counselling for the first time can seem extremely daunting and so I aim to offer a relaxed and compassionate relationship where you can simply be yourself. I try to make the process as straightforward and simple as possible. Call me or email me and we can have an informal chat, where I can answer any questions you may have. From here, if you wish to work with me, we can book you in for your first counselling session. After this our sessions will be weekly together.
At certain times in life we can all feel overwhelmed, unhappy, anxious, depressed, or simply we may feel ‘stuck’ and unable to see a way forward.
Counselling can provide you with a safe, non- judgmental and confidential space in which you can speak freely, be heard and supported to make positive changes within your life, your relationships and yourself. The counselling process can support you to develop self- awareness, increase self- esteem and to look at whatever issues are causing you difficulty from a new perspective and a deeper or clearer understanding.
I use an Integrative Counselling approach. This means that I may draw on several different counselling theories and techniques, depending on what suits you as an individual. Models I may use in our work together include; Person-centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Counselling, Creative therapy and Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques.
I offer both face to face counselling sessions, online sessions and telephone counselling. I am a down to earth, friendly counsellor and my aim will be to put you at ease. Please feel free to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor, with a diploma in integrative therapeutic counselling. I am also a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.) As a member of the BACP, I abide by their ethical framework. I am fully insured and have regular supervision to ensure my work is of the highest standard.
I have experience in a wide range of therapeutic settings, and with varied presenting issues. I have worked within numerous counselling services, including the Arise Counselling Centre in East Grinstead, The Reigate Counselling Centre which offers low cost counselling to the local area and the Mid Sussex counselling service. I am also on the counselling team within the Olive Tree Cancer support Centre at Crawley Hospital, offering counselling to patients and those affected by cancer. I am trained in bereavement counselling, also specialising with issues related to living with chronic pain and illness.
I also have extensive experience of working therapeutically with young adults in Educational settings and of working with problems related to anxiety, depression and low self -esteem. Other training includes;
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intensive Training
- Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
- Narcissism and Echoism
- Body Dysmorphia: The hidden disorder
- Treating Trauma
- working with dissociative disorders
- Shame informed Therapy
- Chronic pain and trauma
- Psychosomatic Therapy
- Obsessions, Compulsions, Rigid and Obsessive Personality Types
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Contemporary grief counselling and therapy
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety, low self esteem, self identity, shame.
Face to Face sessions: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Online/Telephone sessions- Daytime and evenings throughout the week.