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Dip.Couns. MBACP

About me

As a counsellor, I aim to provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental atmosphere in which you can explore whatever dilemma may be troubling you. This might be to do with relationships, work, identity, sexuality, creativity, coping with difficult emotions and destructive patterns, or a combination of these and other issues. You may also wish to simply use our time together as a means of regularly checking-in with yourself, or having an independent ear around some important life decision you need to make.

I have particular experience working with individuals and groups around compulsive sexual behaviour. As a counsellor with Care for the Carers I specialised in supporting people who were caring for loved ones. Many years as a mentor and teacher in the performing arts have given me particular insight into helping people around creativity and expression.

I'm interested in facilitating your desire to change, become more empowered and connect more closely with your authentic self. Together I hope we can create a beneficial relationship that will help you develop increased awareness around yourself and enable you to forge new understandings and new perspectives from which to make decisions and move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Memberships

  • BACP, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I'm a registered member (375751) and practice in accordance with their ethical framework.
  • ATSAC, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. I am a qualified member (0183).
  • EAC, European Association for Counselling. Member no: IM0047S

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)
  • MCPT Certificate in Treating Compulsive Sexual Behaviour
  • CGL Certificate in Substance Misuse Counselling.

I counsel individuals from home in Hastings and individuals and groups through the Marylebone Centre for Psychological Therapies in London.

I have particular experience working with compulsive sexual behaviour. As a counsellor with Care for the Carers I also specialised in supporting people who were caring for loved ones. Many years as a mentor and teacher in the performing arts have also given me particular insight into helping people around creativity and expression.

Within all of the above I have worked with individuals with a variety of different needs and issues - bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, relationship issues - as well as general counselling.

I am insured through Holistic Insurance. Member no: HIS48696

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

  • Difficulties with Creativity and Expression.
  • Life changes/family/career burn-out/work life balance
  • Isolation and self-esteem

Fees

Additional information

One to One Counselling in Hastings

Initial 30 min Assessment - there is no charge.

Thereafter

£45 for a one hour session

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Student Counselling

For students currently on a counselling course

£35 for a one hour session

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For fees related to my work at The Marylebone Centre in London please enquire from the centre itself: info@marylebonecentre.co.uk
020 7224 3532.

When I work

During the Covid-19 situation, I’m only seeing clients online, preferably via Zoom, but possibly via other media. I’m available daytimes, some evenings & some weekends.

Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5JH

The Marylebone Centre, 79 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2PX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups

Key details

Hastings - though on ground floor there are two steps up to the house. London - no wheelchair access.