I am a Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, offering counselling in Brighton and Hove. I offer long-term and short term counselling.
There are times in life when we face difficult and challenging periods, which may leave us feeling alone, isolated, confused, overwhelmed, stuck in our life, or lacking a sense of belonging. Counselling can offer support in a safe and confidential environment, allowing you to explore your feelings, concerns, and conflicts whilst helping you to achieve the growth and change that you wish for. I believe that everyone has the capacity to create these changes and find meaning through their unique experience of life, and I value each person as an individual. I offer a warm, accepting, flexible, and creative approach that will always seek to support you with working at your own pace.
Grounded in a person-centred approach as well as in existential concepts that underpin humanistic counselling theory, I aim to help you recognise your capacity for self-healing and growth through an open, honest and genuine therapeutic relationship. I will work with you to help you identify feelings and emotions, in whichever way you choose to express yourself. I will support you in connecting with and finding meaning through your lived experiences. I believe everyone experiences the world differently and so my approach caters to your understanding of that very experience.
Through my practice it is my intention to support you in feeling more empowered towards living a fulfilling, whole and meaningful life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling at the University of Brighton. I am a qualified counsellor, professionally insured and a registered member of the BACP. I have previously worked at The Rock Clinic in Brighton. I work with individuals in private practice and also work for Sussex Community Counselling.
I have worked in the mental health field for over eight years as a support worker. I have facilitated various workshops and groups within these roles. I have an interest in working with young people, supporting them to move forward with the various challenges that young people face.
I regularly undertake continuous professional development training and supervision.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Introductory Session £15 (30 minutes) This is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to discuss your concerns and how counselling can help you
Individual Counselling Session £45 (50 minutes)
I offer some concessions for those who are unable to afford the full fee. I also offer block bookings of 6 sessions at a discounted rate. Please get in touch to discuss this further.