Clinic Of Natural Medicine
69 Meads Road
07957 651 546
I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 30 years. I have trained, worked in and supervised in different specialist clinics, including anxiety; bereavement; alcohol; couples; psychosexual. I have held senior positions in specialist NHS clinics, initially as a psychotherapist, then as a supervisor and trainer. I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with BABCP (since 1996); a Registered Psychotherapist with UKCP (also since 1996); and a Registered Counsellor (since 2015).
If you are looking for a therapist who has undertaken many different trainings and who has the experience and the professional confidence to design a unique treatment for your individual needs, I can help.
I offer the benefit of extensive experience in treating and resolving distress with warmth, compassion, kindness and with humour.
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is at the heart of the therapy process.
I offer short, goal-oriented counselling and longer-term psychological therapy for a wide range of difficulties, such as stress, insomnia, low self-confidence, anger and aggression, depression, anxiety, behavioural addictions, work-related problems, relationship difficulties, perinatal and parenting issues, physical illness, bereavement and self-harm. I also work with clients feeling somehow 'stuck', joyless, and who wish to make sense of a stage in their life marked by confusion and a lack of purpose.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology, London Metropolitan University, 2002
Diploma in Psychosexual and Couples Therapy, University of Manchester, 1997
Diploma in Counselling, Croydon College, 1992
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 1989
Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, 1990-1995
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Older Adults' issues; people with Long Term Conditions.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
My fees reflect the breadth and depth of my clinical experience and the fact that I have the skills and expertise to help you to achieve the best outcomes in the quickest time.
My fees are reviewed and adjusted annually.
The current fee per session is £75.00 for self-funding clients (these are negotiable in some circumstances). Medical insurance rates may vary.
Fees are normally payable each session, either by cash or by cheque to suit. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, we can discuss that at the first session.
If you are claiming on your medical insurance, it is important to ensure that you have the correct referral pathway for that Insurer; and that you already have an Authorisation Number to give me before our first meeting. Also, it is important for you to be clear whether you are covered for the services you require and whether there is an Policy Excess or any exclusions.
My cancellation policy is explained in my Terms and Conditions which I send when we first agree to meet. Please be aware that Insurers never pay for missed or cancelled sessions so these would need to be paid by you.
My website address is www.cbt-eastbourne.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday to Friday evenings; Friday afternoons; Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|