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FAD, FDSC, BAHons, MBACP

About me

I am a person centred counsellor based in Eastbourne. I am able to deliver counselling sessions both on a short or long term basis, either face to face, over the phone or online.

I believe that individuals deserve an opportunity to reach their full potential, to grow and to change as a human being. Whatever the reason may be to seek counselling; whether for improving your mental health and wellbeing, or as a result of more difficult circumstances in life, I strive to offer a safe, confidential and nurturing environment for you.

I work in a person centred way, which means that I will not judge or direct you or what you choose to bring to therapy. I believe that by being a genuine, empathic and grounding presence for you, you will have a trusted companion on your journey with me in therapy.

I am passionate about supporting my clients to explore their issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviours and worldview, so that they may become more self-aware and achieve a greater sense of self. Therefore we will work at your pace, with what you choose to bring to the therapeutic relationship, you are the expert of your world.

Training, qualifications & experience

In 2016 I started my journey to become a qualified therapist by completing the Level 1 Interpersonal Skills Certificate. After this I completed the Level 2 Person Centred Counselling qualification and then in 2019 I finished the FDSC in Person Centred Counselling. Prior to this I completed a BAHons in Textiles and Surface Design.

I enjoy working for my own professional development, and so have experience or training in the following areas; child and adult safeguarding, suicide and assessment, Covid-19 bereavements, childhood bereavement including early years, alcohol and drugs, working with spectrum disorders in children, traumatic events and bereavement, drawing for talking and creative therapy, working at relational depth and behaviour change for health.

I have experience of working with many issues that client’s have bought, namely; Alzheimer’s, Dementia, spectrum disorders, caring roles, traumatic events, eating disorders, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and violence, bereavement, anger, sexual assault, relationship issues, childhood, depression, identity issues, stress, suicide, separation, self-esteem and confidence.

I am also a college lecturer, teaching counselling qualifications at a local college.

Previously for 4 years I managed a local bereavement project. Supporting children and families who had been bereaved or were experiencing pre-bereavement. Support delivered was therapeutic group work, one to one counselling, parent groups and individual creative sessions.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session

When I work

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Please get in touch to discuss a time to suit you.

Further information

Please get in touch to discuss your needs and what you would like to get out of therapy, either by phone, or email. We can discuss how you would like to progress from there. Initial sessions are offered at £45 for 50 minutes, where we discuss your needs further and complete any required paperwork. From there we can arrange regular therapy at a time suitable for you.

You can have a look at my website for any further information you would like.

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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