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BA (Hons) MNCS

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

I am a (BA Hons) Humanistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering short and long term therapy to adults and young people both online and face to face. I am a registered member of the NCS and work in accordance with their Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice.

Life isn't always easy to process on your own and talking with an impartial professional outside of your network can be a transformative experience. You may be feeling alone, vulnerable, anxious, depressed, angry or overwhelmed with a combination of these feelings. I can help you to explore this in order to empower you to make the necessary changes to live a more fulfilling life.

I work with clients experiencing a wide range of psychological and emotional issues and believe very strongly in the healing experience this unique therapeutic relationship can offer a client.

What to expect from me..

I will strive to provide you with a relationship where you will feel safe to talk openly and honestly about your inner most thoughts and feelings in a confidential and secure environment. Hopefully the therapeutic relationship that we will build will allow you to understand yourself better.  I focus on understanding and exploring your unique world and how you perceive it. You may want to address a specific issue and/or together we could work to understand your values and beliefs, your relationship with yourself, with others, and with the outside world. I work collaboratively with my clients as I believe you are the expert on you and that therapy is done with you, not to you!

I am an ally of the LGBT+ community and very much enjoy working with this client group.

For young people a 50 minutes session may seem daunting, when this is the case I can offer 30 minute emotional support sessions.

I offer a free 15 minute zoom consultation. We can explore whether I am the right therapist for you and can discuss what you would like to achieve and ask any questions.

I have availability to see clients from my home in Woodgate (PO20) or in the centre of Chichester and online.

Please feel free to call, text or email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Rewind Technique for PTSD
  • BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • LGBT+ Awareness
  • Eating Disorders Understanding & Awareness
  • Life Coaching  - (currently training at diploma level)
  • Safe Guarding Young People
  • Creative Arts
  • Sandtray Therapy certificate
  • Counsellor for charity supporting young people
  • Counsellor for charity supporting carers in West Sussex (2016-2018)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As a Humanistic therapist I work with your individual experience of what brings you to therapy.  No two people's experience of a similar issue will effect them in the same way.  I am therefore able to see clients who are facing a very broad range of issues and not limited to the issues listed above.

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£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

Counselling/Psychotherapy - £45
(50 minute online or face to face session)

Counselling/Psychotherapy & emotional support for young people- £25
(30 minute online or face to face session)

Rewind Technique - £65 per session (free to Veterans and serving Military Personnel)

Concession Rates -

I have a limited number of concessionary spaces. I believe that counselling & psychotherapy should be available to everyone. If you are on a low income please contact me to discuss what you could afford to pay.

When I work

Monday - 09.00 - 19.00 Tuesday - 08.00 - 19.00 Wednesday - 09.00 - 19.00 Thursday - 09.00 - 19.00 Friday - 08.00 - 17.00 Saturday - by appointment only

2 Belle Meade Close, Woodgate, Chichester, PO20 3YD

Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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