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About me

I understand that life can sometimes be a struggle and you may have become overwhelmed with distress, confusion and sadness. You may be aware of feeling ‘stuck’ in your life or be experiencing a period of low mood. Counselling with me provides you with a safe and confidential space where you can openly and honestly share your difficult situations, feelings and emotions.

I believe that talking to someone who can really hear you in a non-judgemental way, accept you as you are and empathise with what you are going through will assist you to move forward in your life. It is when you feel safe, heard and accepted that you have the freedom and possibility to change.

Counselling will also give you the opportunity to explore your personal growth and development within a supportive and trusting relationship. I can help you in finding meaning in your life and discovering your values, strengths, and choices. We will work together to enable you to start addressing the difficult situations that have brought you to counselling and the feelings and emotions that go alongside them.

Areas I can help you with:

~ Depression, Anxiety

~ Low Self-Confidence, Low Self Esteem

~ Bereavement, Loss

~ Stress, Loneliness

~ Work Related Problems, Redundancy

~ Relationship Issues, Divorce, Family Issues

~ Infertility, Miscarriage, IVF treatment, Childlessness

~ Menopause, Mid-life difficulties, Life Transitions

~ Spirituality, Religion, Personal Faith

~ Cultural Issues, Identity

~ Finding Meaning or Purpose in Life

~ Addiction Recovery

~ Childhood Sexual Abuse

There is no set time limit on how long you might want to attend counselling; this could be short term, for example 6-12 sessions, or much longer term. The choice of how long to continue is totally down to you. If you would like to see if counselling is for you I would suggest trying an initial session.This initial session is a chance for us to meet and for you to find out what to expect from counselling and whether it is right for you. Please contact me to arrange an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified professional counsellor and hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton. I also have a Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care, which I gained whilst working for the national charity organisation Cruse.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work in accordance with their ethical framework.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement & Loss

Finding Meaning and Purpose in Life

Infertility, IVF treatment, Miscarriage, Childlessness

Menopause, Mid-life difficulties, Life Transitions

Spirituality, Religion, Personal Faith

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

My Counselling Fee is £45 per session. Each counselling session is for 50 minutes. Counselling Sessions are weekly.

I also offer a reduced rate of £35 per session for full time Students (aged 18-23).

If you feel you are ready to explore counselling, email me or give me a call and we can discuss your needs and I can answer any questions that you might have. We can then book you in for an initial session which is a chance for us to meet and for you to find out what to expect from counselling and whether it is right for you. 

I have now returned to in-person counselling. I am also continuing with some online sessions via Zoom.

When I work

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Note: I am not available weekends.

East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom