I believe wholeheartedly that counselling can provide an accepting, open and non-judgemental environment that facilitates a discovery of who we are. This self-discovery can itself be healing and can help people overcome distress or challenging life situations.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked within businesses helping with change management, people development and HR as well as mentoring and coaching.
Having my own personal counselling has enriched my life and I chose to become a counsellor in order to offer the same possibilities to others.
I have a certificate in supervision and work as a supervisor in East Grinstead and surrounding areas.
Areas I work with:
- Coping with chronic illness
- Working with the elderly
- Working with young adults
- Divorce, seperation, relationship issues
- Body image and self harm
- Stress and work-related stress
Location: I currently work from offices in East Grinstead and on-line via skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a Humanistic Counsellor at the University of Brighton (Post Graduate Diploma) and have a particular interest in existential, gestalt and focussing-informed therapy.
I also have a Certificate in Supervision (Level 3) from Ascentis
Aside from my private practice I also work as a bereavement counsellor for the organisation Cruse and have previously worked within a GP practice and as a student counsellor for young adults aged 16-19 years at a college of further education.
I provide listening support to survivors of domestic abuse for the organisation Your Sanctuary.
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
My fees are £50 per session for counselling and for supervision.
I also offer a small number of low-cost counselling places per week, please contact me if this applies to you.
Current availability is day time only, not evenings.