It is my belief is that Communication is one of the first steps towards healing. It is also one of the hardest steps to take, but it can become one of the greatest
Approachable and discreet, I work within a Integrative Person Centres framework, which combines Humanistic, Cognitive behaviour therapy, Transactional analysis, and Psychodynamic. methodology. I also have a keen interest in creative arts therapies as I believe that the unconscious mind holds a lot of answers. When appropriate, I use a range of complementary therapies as part of this process.
We are all unique and I aim to offer a bespoke service that is tailored towards your individual needs, adapting my experience, expertise and training in order for you to find a way forward. By offering creative art therapies, working with horses, and walk and talk, as a way of helping clients to find new ways to access and express their feelings, memories and experiences. This can help provide a more relaxing environment for those who find face to face work difficult.
I see therapy as a process of relationship building, for clients to explore their feelings and patterns of behaviour, to consider their life experiences and relationships, with both themselves and others. At the heart of this safe place is the knowledge that confidentiality, positive regard is present.
Training, qualifications & experience
2000 Northbrook College - Oxford Cambridge & RSA Certificate in
2002 Worthing, Sussex -Counselling skills in the development & Learning
2004 ITA- Transactional Analysis 101
2006 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy (Psychology & Practice) (level 7) Northbrook College, Worthing
2008 Postgraduate Diploma in Transpersonal Arts and Practice. University of Chichester
2008 Equine Assisted Growth & Fundamentals of EAGALA Model Learning Association Practice – Level 1 (EAGALA)
2009 EAGALA Fundamentals – Level 2
2002 – 2006 Offington Counselling Service – Voluntary
2010 - 2013 YMCA – Adur, Arun & Worthing Young Person Counselling Honorary counsellor – Wave Centre, Worthing
2013 - 2015 YMCA Diologue, working together with "Find it Out Centres” in West Sussex i.e. Horsham, Crawley, Burgess Hill, Worthing and Lancing as Counselling Assessor and Young Persons Counsellor.
2015 - 2016 "Being Herd" Working in partnership with Georgina Groutsmith facilitating Equine Assisted Therapy Group Sessions for "Right
2016 - Private practice. Offering therapy to people of all ages, incorporating creative arts, equine therapy, walk and talk, tailored to meet the requirements of the individual’s needs.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual one to one session £60 (60 minutes)
Couples session (60 minutes) £75
Equine therapy prices on request