I'm an experienced Humanistic Counsellor and believe that with empathy, kindness and compassion you can move forward and make changes in your life. Whether it's making sense of the past, finding ways to cope in the present or working through concerns about your future, counselling can help.
I provide counselling for many issues and have considerable experience in supporting people living with cancer. A cancer diagnosis can impact us in many ways, for family and friends as well as the person with cancer. I provide counselling for anyone affected, and at all stages of illness.
Alongside counselling I work as a specialist cancer nurse, working within the NHS, the private sector and Macmillan cancer support for the past twenty five years. I have considerable experience and a professional interest in working with issues related to the emotional impact of physical disease, with a particular interest in counselling for cancer, chronic health conditions and life limiting illness. I am also a volunteer Counsellor for the Sussex Cancer Centre and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Please get in touch if you have questions or would like more information about the counselling I offer.
My private practice is in the Preston Park area of Brighton where I work from quiet, private counselling rooms. I also work online via Zoom and Microsoft teams and offer telephone counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a post-graduate diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
As a practising nurse I'm also registered with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and a member of The United Kingdom Oncology Nurses Society (UKONS) and the British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS).
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- End of life counselling
- Life limiting illness
- Chronic illness
- Grief & loss
My fees are £45 for each 50 minute appointment or £40 for online and telephone sessions.
I offer a free initial 30 minute appointment. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and for us to find out if I'm the right counsellor for you.
I provide both short and long term individual counselling. For some, a few sessions may be enough. For others longer term therapy might be needed. There are no hard and fast rules. Appointments are usually at the same time and day each week.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all of us in many ways and as such my counselling practice has evolved to reflect this; online or telephone appointments are available if face to face work isn’t possible.