*Due to Covid 19 restrictions I am now working exclusively online or by telephone. Please contact me for further information*.
Finding the right therapist for you is incredibly important, and I respect everyone’s individual journey and will always go at your pace.
I am an LGBTQ+ identified counsellor and my background is in both Integrative and Humanistic psychotherapeutic counselling. What that means is that I believe everyone experiences the world in a unique way. My work is influenced by Feminist theory, which means that I also focus on what societal, cultural or political pressures might be influencing how you feel.
Since 2017 I have been working with clients from within the LGBTQ+ community, and I believe that it is incredibly important to have access to space where your identity does not have to be justified or explained. I welcome clients from all age groups, abilities, backgrounds and identities.
I believe we should all live in a world free to be who we truly are and to be accepted as such.
There can be multiple reasons why you might feel this is the right time to come for counselling. Often the first step is the hardest, as I believe all of us will experience mental health difficulties at some point in our lives. Depression and anxiety can make us feel alone in the world; and yet there is no shame in seeking help. Often what we feel is a response to living in an anxious and uncertain world. What I can do is offer you a confidential and non-judgemental space to feel heard.
I work in a way that is collaborative, so that we can work through your difficulties together. We can work either short or long term, depending on what feels right.
“If you cannot feel your emotions, if you are cut off from them, you will eventually experience them on a purely physical level as a physical problem or symptom.” Eckhart Tolle
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton (2019)
- Foundation Course in Integrative Psychotherapy- Minster Centre London (2016)
- Masters in Equality Studies- University College Dublin (2008)
- I am a fully insured and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Academic Stress
- Chronic Illness
- Covid 19 stress
- Drug Abuse
- Gender/Body Dysphoria
- Identity Difficulties (Gender, Sexuality, Class, Cultural, Ethnicity)
- Loss/ Bereavement
- Neurodiversity (ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Condition, Aspergers, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia)
- Relationship Difficulties
- Self Esteem
- Self Harm
- Suicidal thoughts
- Social Isolation
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD)
- Transgender Identities and Transition journey
- Identity Difficulties (Gender, Sexuality, Cultural, Ethnicity)
- LGBTQ+ affirmative
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Introductory sessions will be charged £25. These sessions give us an opportunity to discuss what brought you to counselling and your hopes for how we can work together. All other sessions are charged £55 per session. (A limited amount of Concessionary rates are available, please contact me for further information.)
Concessions offered for
I am a founding member of Rampion Counselling and Psychotherapy:
We are a 1:1 counselling and psychotherapy practice in Brighton and Hove, offering an affirmative, inclusive and confidential service to anyone facing a life challenge or mental health issue. We all identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, but we work with everyone: all identities, religions, abilities and cultural backgrounds. Our approach is grounded in respect for Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) which applies to everyone. This means the whole spectrum of masculine/feminine identities, those identifying as LGBTQ+, and friends, family and partners of people who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender.
For more details: www.rampioncounselling.org.uk