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About me

Hello, I am a Person-Centred Counsellor providing sessions working face to face or on online or the telephone. (I also offer home visits following discussion and agreement). I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can feel heard. Attending Counselling sessions can be quite frightening and bring up lots of issues for you. I would like to support you to take this first step, where we can build a trusting and open therapeutic relationship. Together we can explore thoughts, senses, and feelings where you can gain a greater understanding of yourself and you can lead our sessions. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold professional insurance. When I am not in the counselling room, I enjoy acting and dancing and I am part of an amateur dramatic group, which benefits me when it comes to working creatively.  Thank you for taking the time to read through my profile, if you would like to enquire please don't hesitate to contact me for further information. You can call or email me to set up an initial session; where we can talk about what you would like to gain out of counselling; if you're happy to continue we will set up a second session, and we can arrange to see each other weekly.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor (MBACP) following completion of FDSC in Person Centred Counselling. I have experience working with children and young people from ages 4 - 18 years old with a variety of issues. I have extensive experience working with adults, children and young adults with loss and bereavement.  I am also experienced in working within the LGBTQ+ community.

I have completed training and workshops within the following areas to:

  • Counselling Skills and Theory level three
  • Counselling Skills level Two
  • Trauma
  • Working with children
  • Self-harm
  • Working online and on the phone in counselling
  • Anger
  • Understanding attachment disorders and how to help.
  • Therapeutic parenting
  • Adoption
  • Working with complex grief
  • Bereavement and loss

Member organisations


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


Exam stress


From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

To get in contact with me, you can call or email me to set up an initial free 30 minute session; where we can talk about what you would like to gain out of counselling; if you're happy to continue we will set up a second session, and we can arrange to see each other weekly.

I can offer a 30 minute introduction session for free to see if we agree that we would suit working with each other. 

I offer concessions for students and key workers.

Fees -

  • 50 Minute session - £40
  • 50 Minute session (Student and key workers)- £35
  • 50 Minute session (Student Counsellor) - £30  

*Made payable 24 hours before the session*

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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