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(BACP Accredited & Registered) Individual & Couples Counsellor

About me

Do you need to talk?
Starting a counselling relationship is a pro-active and positive step to help you manage your life more effectively. I am confident I can help you deal with whatever symptoms of anxiety or depression you are experiencing

My background
I have many years of experience, having worked in private practice and for a variety of organisations-including the NHS. I work with people like you who may be struggling with anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, surviving trauma, experiencing perinatal depression, drug/alcohol related issues, amongst many other mental health difficulties.

Who I can help
I offer individual and couples/relationship counselling and supervise counsellors and trainee counsellors.

My Approach
As a Person Centred trained Counsellor and Focusing Orientated therapist I aim to create a trusting, safe, open and supportive relationship in which we can begin to explore the issues that are troubling you.

There are many different aspects to counselling but for me it encompasses the gentle art of self-acceptance and self-empowerment. It helps us to deal more effectively with the difficult and painful events in life which we all face from time to time. It will allow you to re-discover and embrace your uniqueness and complexity as well as provide a sense of meaning and perspective to your life

I see my role as facilitating you in having a better relationship with yourself which will in turn enhance your other relationships. My belief is that we gain a greater sense of well-being if we integrate those parts of ourselves we find uncomfortable and tend to ignore or deny. My experience has shown me that those parts of ourselves we find difficult to acknowledge, potentially offer us the greatest gifts and insights.

I work with couples/relationships and individuals offering a wide variety of therapeutic approaches. Counselling is a collaborative way of working which enables us to explore openly, creatively and with a spirit of curiosity what it is to be you.

How many sessions will you need?
You may only need a few sessions. I have experience of working on a short term basis as well as working longer term.

Why not contact me to see how counselling can help you to manage the current challenges in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited and registered member of the B.A.C.P. and I work in Lewes, East Sussex.

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Focusing -Orientated Therapy (University of East Anglia)
  • FdSc Person-Centred Counselling (Brighton University);
  • Post Graduate Cerificate Focusing Orientated Therapy (University of East Anglia);
  • Counselling Training (Metanoia);
  • Couples Counselling Training (Counselling Plus);
  • Supervision Training C.S.T.D. London
  • C.B.T Training Certificate- 'C.B.T with Heart';
  • P.O.D.S. Training; (Trauma and dissociative disorders);
  • TA 101 certificate in Transactional Analysis (Metanoia);
  • Mankind (Uk) Training -Male sexual abuse awareness;
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness training;
  • Suicide Awareness Workshop
  • Practical Mindfulness Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Trauma, Couples Counselling
  • Men's issues
  • Sexual Abuse and Trauma
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Young peoples issues
  • Short term and long term work
  • NHS Coaching. Amongst many other areas

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Fees

From £60.00 to £75.00

Additional information

£60 for a 50 minute counselling session 
£60 for a 60 minute supervision session (£80 for 1 1/2 hours)
£75 for a 60 minute couples session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Week days between 7.30 am and 6 pm

Further information

I have a private counselling practice in Lewes working with adults and couples.

I lecture at East Sussex College on the FdSc in Person Centred Counselling

I have worked as an NHS Counsellor. A G.P. referral service offering both short and longer term.The work was wide ranging.

I have worked in Lewes for the NHS 'Afterthoughts' project - a peri-natal Counselling service-supporting both mothers and fathers who are experiencing difficulties during pregnancy, childbirth and onward.

I have worked as an NHS Coach working with people diagnosed with long term physical illness. GP referral service

I have worked as a Counsellor for the Survivors of Suicide Project. A counselling partnership in East Sussex.

I have worked as a Youth Counsellor at Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven

I have worked as a counsellor for Mankind (UK) (working with men over the age of 18 who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual assault at any time in their lives);

I have worked as counsellor with CRI Patched (now FACT, Pavillions) in Brighton (Alcohol and substance misuse- working specifically with families, carers and friends who are affected by other people's drug and alcohol misuse);

I have worked as a counsellor with the Summerhayes Project (now Sussex Community Counselling) a service offering low cost, short term counselling to adults through a G.P. referral service);


The Garden Room, 16 Nevill Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UW

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online

I provide clinical supervision, both face-to-face and online.

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