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About me

I am a children, adolescent and young adult counsellor and play therapist. 5 -25 years.

I have worked as a school counsellor and clinical supervisor in Brighton and Hove Primary and Secondary State schools for 20 years and have recently set up my own private practise in a great therapeutic space in a garden.

Parental consultations.

Clinical supervision for Counsellors, therapists and teachers.

Reduced rates for low income families.

Wheelchair access

Car park space when arranged.

Training, qualifications & experience

2011 - 2018 The lead counsellor and clinical supervisor at Hove’s largest secondary school and 6th form college (working with Dialogue) .

2003 - 2011 Set up 5 primary school counselling services in Brighton city centre. Was the counsellor and clinical supervisor in all.

2007 - Qualified as a Clinical Supervisor. Post Graduate Diploma . University of Sussex.

1999 - Qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor. Post Graduate Diploma. University of Sussex.

1991 -1997 Primary School teacher and Special Needs Coordinator in South London, Brighton and Laughton, Sussex.

1991 - Post Graduate Certificate in Education. PGCE. Goldsmiths College, London.

1990 - Psychology Degree. Bsc hons. University of Bristol.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Additional information

£45 - 50 minute session for 11 years +

£35 - 40 minute session for younger children.

£45 - 50 minute parental consultation.

£45 - 50 minute clinical supervision.

£30 rates apply across all services to low income families ( less than £ 20,000 per year )

When I work

Fairly flexible . Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

2 - 7 pm.

Further information

Please look at website for more information about me.

Get in touch.

13 Eaton Gardens, Hove, East Sussex, BN3

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Car park space when arranged.