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BA (hons) Humanistic Counselling, NLP Dip. MBACP

About me

About me

Based in central Chichester, I am a qualified  Humanistic Counsellor (BA Honors Degree), a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a qualified Couples Counsellor.

Trusting, trustworthy and accepting, I specialise in the Person-Centred approach, developed from the work of the psychologist Dr Carl Rogers, which concentrates on the individual’s self-worth and values.  This approach does not use techniques; it relies on the personal skills of the therapist to build a non-judgemental and empathetic relationship.  My objective is always to work with my clients, guiding them end ancouraging them to discover their full potential, and subsequently to achieving it. Helping clients to make sense of their situation, I also draw on a range of modalities to best suit the needs of each client.

I run my own private practice and also work as a volunteer counsellor for the NHS and The University of Chichester. I offer long and short-term counselling and can accommodate both English and Spanish speakers.

Enabling you to overcome difficulties, counselling provides a safe and reassuring environment in which express and explore your thoughts and feelings. Offering counselling across a range of issues, my role is to listen, support and ultimately guide you towards greater personal fulfilment.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons Degree in Humanistic Counselling

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling

NLP Diploma

Diploma in couples counselling

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Please contact me to arrange an initial consultation and to discuss for subsequent sessions and fees.

Fees can be negotiable across a range which is intended to take into account individual circumstances including income and affordability.

Appointments are available from Tuesday to Saturday.

When I work

Appointments are available on Tue,Wed,Fri and Sat, day/evening

Further information

My counselling practice is situated about 8 minutes walk from Chichester town center.  One hour parking is available on the road where the practice is providing there is space to park, alternatively, the closest public car park is the Cattle Market car park near town center.

Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Additional languages