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 & stress; depression; sleep problems; bereavement; alcohol; couples issues including post-separation; 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); and a Registered Counsellor (since 2015). I was a Registered Psychotherapist with UKCP between 1996 and 2020.
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.
The relationship between therapist and client is at the heart of the therapy process so it is very important that you feel you can trust her / him and that you feel comfortable with her/him.
I offer both 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
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 1989
- Diploma in Counselling, Croydon College, 1992
- Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, 1990-1995
- Diploma in Psychosexual and Couples Therapy, University of Manchester, 1997
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology, London Metropolitan University, 2002
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Older Adults' issues; people with Long Term Conditions.
My fees reflect the breadth and depth of my clinical experience, my qualifications as well as the fact that I have the skills and expertise to help you to achieve the best outcomes in the shortest time.
My fees are reviewed and adjusted annually.
The current fee per session is £70.00 for self-funding clients (these are negotiable in some circumstances). Medical insurance rates may vary.
Fees are payable each session, either by BACS, cash or by cheque to suit.
If you are claiming on your medical insurance, it is important to ensure 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.
When I work
Tuesdays 9 a.m to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays 6p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday mornings.
My website address is www.cbt-eastbourne.co.uk