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 nine 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)
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
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 (50 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.