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BSc (Hons) Psychology PG Dip TA Practice

About me

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor trained in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

I practice long term and short term therapy, both individually and with couples and can also provide life coaching.

I have a private practice in the Wellington Well-being Centre in Hastings which is located in the town centre where I see clients face to face. I can also offer live video sessions and telephone counselling.

I work within a relational framework as I believe that building a therapeutic relationship is the key towards learning who one is in the world and to establish ways of change.

I work within an integrated approach where I do not believe that one approach fits all and combine others therapies in my work including Gestalt, Person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural therapy.

I can provide a safe, confidential space to enable you to open up about past and present traumas/ concerns and aid in the process of decontaminating unwanted thought processes in order to reach a new way of 'thinking', 'feeling' and therefore 'being' in the world.

I have a huge love and respect for animals and believe that they can be extremely therapeutic especially when working with trauma and sensitive issues and can offer animal assisted therapy with my beautiful black Friesian horse.

I am a Registered Member of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA), and follow their ethical codes and practices. This includes having regular supervision with other experienced professional psychotherapists, and engaging in regular training and other professional development.

Training, qualifications & experience

A-level Psychology and Sociology

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Four years MSc level clinical training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy leading to CTA/MSc TA Psychotherapy

Animal Assisted Therapy

PG Dip in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

First-aid in adult mental health and suicide prevention

Advanced training using CBT in addiction

I worked with the Samaritans for 5 years, firstly on the helpline and then taking a more active role in caller care plans including seeing clients face to face.

I have carried out support work in acute Psychiatric mental health hospitals and have gained experience in working with those with more complex cases.

I have lots of experience working with addicts and their families effected by this.

I Currently work with Breakeven which is the main registered charity in the south of England working with gambling addicts and their families

I have used animals when working with those suffering from trauma

Member organisations


UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Animal Assisted therapy with my horse Jesse W

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fees are £40.00 for 50 minute sessions for individuals

£55.00 for 60 minutes with couples

£55.00 for 1hr with my horse for animal assisted therapy

Fees negotiable for those on low income

When I work

My working day is Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm

Further information

The Wellington Centre, 44 Wellington Square, Hastings TN34 1PN is easily accessible and has lots of parking outside. It is a five minutes walk from Hastings train and bus stations.

For physically impaired clients, I am willing to make home visits.

Wellington Centre, 44 Wellington Square, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1PN

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Can negotiate another room for those with disabilities

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