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MBACP, PGDip, LLB (Hons), Counsellor and Psychotherapist

About me

"Our wellbeing is increased by a solid sense of self, connectedness and by how we navigate change and disruption."

Practicing since 2008, I am an experienced individual and relationship therapist. MyTherapy was founded in 2020 and focuses on difficulties with identity, life changes and relating, which anxiety, depression, worry, stress or low mood are often linked to.

My style of therapy is conversational/interactive, and will focus on

  • identifying and communicating your wishes and needs
  • becoming more playful and creative in approaching difficulties
  • increasing your understanding of yourself or of your relationship
  • exploring ways to move towards developing purpose and perspective for you or for your relationship.

You can rest assured that I will take your worries seriously and that you and your problems matter. Developing a trusting, warm and reliable therapeutic relationship, which is empathic and authentic, is important to me. You will be listened to without judgment.

Relating - Life Transitions - Identity

Relationships are complex and relationship therapy is not restricted to couples. I welcome anyone who struggles with establishing, maintaining, or ending an important relationship. Relating and relationships matter, whether you are an individual, a couple or whether you have an important relationship with someone who means a lot to you.

Life transitions are periods in life involving lots of change. They might be a result of important events that make you stop and evaluate your life, or they may be more gradual and require you to do things differently. Life Changes, like starting to parent, ending a relationship, menopause etc. can run smoothly but people often struggle and find these periods of life stressful, disorientating and impacting on their sense of wellbeing and fulfilment.

Identity describes your sense of Who you Are. You may

  • find it difficult to understand yourself, feel ashamed, different, or lack confidence. You may feel anxious or nervous in social situations, experience low mood, depression, and stress.
  • feel external pressure to conform, discrimination, and rejection on grounds of who you are, how you identify or what choices you make.
  • experience yourself as dependent on others or find yourself preoccupied with what others may think of you.

As with many things in life, the first step into therapy is the most difficult. It is the start of a new chapter and therapy means that you do not walk this journey alone.

Step 1 - Contact me to ask any questions you may have about therapy

Step 2 - Book an Initial Consultation

We can discuss what has brought you to therapy and what you hope to achieve. You may worry about feeling exposed. I will not ask you to share what you feel not ready talking about; you alone determine what feels right.

Step 3 - Decide whether you would like to start therapy with me

Therapy can be long-term or time limited depending on your preference.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Systemic Theory, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London
  • LLB (Hons) Law, Humboldt University Berlin

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Particular interests of mine are cultural issues (migration, acculturalisation, between cultures, belonging), questions of identity (culture, gender descriptions, sexuality, sexual orientation), transitions (such as mid-life) and relating.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees are on a sliding scale and start at £70 for individuals (£60 concessionary rate) and from £80 for couples.

When I work

Online and in person sessions available.

Further information

Since 2015 I have offered online therapy. You can feel confident that I will continue to support clients when meeting face to face is not possible. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and comply with the Ethical Framework and the Online and Phone Therapy Competences Framework of the association in my practice.

Trafalgar Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Online platforms

Zoom

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