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BA Hons Humanistic Counselling. MBACP

About me

As an Integrative Humanistic therapist, I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, accepting space for you to explore difficult, conflicting, overwhelming feelings, sensations, or thoughts. I work holistically and creatively with a collaborative, relational approach to walk alongside you, at your own pace.

I believe each of us to be unique individuals with the potential and ability to heal from the inside and I will support you in seeking those inner strengths that lead to self-empowerment in making choices and possible changes in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BA Hons Humanistic Counselling First Class from the University of Chichester.

I have a background in nursing, pastoral care, hospice work, and spiritual support which informs my way of being. I have worked as a counsellor at Age UK Brighton & Hove, Sussex Community Counselling (low-cost counselling) in Lewes, with clients experiencing domestic abuse at RISE and sexual abuse at Survivors’ Network.

Life events and life stages such as accidents, loss and bereavement, time limiting illness, childbearing and ageing, chronic ill health and issues around disability and relational difficulties can bring pain, confusion and disruption; here we can build an environment in which to untangle and be curious about how your emotions and moods are impacting your life.

My counselling experience, training and practice with adolescents, women and men, include; life-limiting illness, bereavement, loss, anxiety and depression, chronic ill-health, disability, pregnancy loss, menopause and trauma-informed counselling. I have worked with survivors of child and adult sexual violence, as well as domestic and institutional abuse. Abuse may be experienced as psychological, emotional, physical, sexual or financial inequality of any sort.

In our sessions, we can build an environment in which to untangle and be curious about how your emotions and moods are impacting your life.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

Initial call or email is free of charge.

£25 introductory session.
£45 subsequent sessions.

Further information

My Professional Assurance:

My practice adheres to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework. I am a Registered Member of the BACP, have regular clinical supervision and personal therapy, along with continual additional training as part of my personal and professional development. I hold indemnity insurance and Enhanced DBS check for working with children and adults.

The Sessions

I am offering 50-minute Zoom sessions or face to face in The Practice Rooms in Hove ( https://thepracticerooms.co.uk/find-a-therapist/centres/hove ).  Zoom is available if you feel these are easier or safer for you, or you live away from the area. Please speak with me about any accessibility needs you may have including mobility, language and sensory needs.

We can speak briefly on the phone or by email to arrange a 50-minute introductory session. I have some time-limited slots as well as open-ended depending on needs. I recommend weekly sessions for continuity.

Brighton And Hove, BN3 2BB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

Please discuss specific accessibility needs with me.