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About me

I am an experienced Psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, integrating psychodynamic, person-centred and family-systems theory in my work with individuals.

I offer both short and longer term psychotherapy. Short term work can be useful for addressing current presenting difficulties, whereas longer term issues may require more time for us to fully explore and understand the root causes as well as the full impact on your current life.

I place the therapeutic relationship at the heart of our clinical work and believe that through exploration and acceptance, therapy can bring about great change and growth. My goal is to offer a safe therapeutic space to explore complex thoughts, feelings and behaviors, so that genuine and lasting change can occur.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Psychotherapy University of Brighton, 2017
PGDip Psychodynamic counselling, University of Brighton, 2011

Eating disorders and body dysmorphia, Tavistock and Portman Clinic, 2018
Clinical supervision, The Rock Clinic, Brighton, 2015
CBT training, university of Sussex, 2014

I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist since completing my initial training in 2011, and divide my time between the Rock Clinic in Brighton and Hove, and my private practice in Lewes. I also work as a counsellor at the university of Sussex, providing dynamic, short term work with students.

I am a member of the BACP, UKCP and UPCA

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

First session is free, thereafter £55 per session
I also have a limited number of spaces for those on a lower income.

When I work

Mon & Tues: All day

Weds & Fri: PM / eve only

Sats: AM only

I am currently limiting all in-person work to my counselling room in Lewes, due to Covid restrictions.

Westgate Psychotherapy, Studio 15, Star Brewery Workshops, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YJ

The Rock Clinic, 8 Western Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2PG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme