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Bsc (Hons), FdSc, MBACP, BACP Registered Counsellor

About me

I am an experienced person-centred counsellor that can also work experientially. I will work with you on any issues you choose to explore. My aim is to create an environment where you can feel accepted, respected and safe to talk about whatever you want to, without feeling judged. I aim to understand you as if I am stepping into your shoes and seeing the world through your eyes.

I have experience and can work with you on a range of issues including: Anxiety, depression, trauma (including birth trauma), bereavement, loss, self-esteem, stress, addictions (including drug/alcohol), anger, family/relationship issues, gender/sexuality, self-harm and eating disorders. I can work with children and adults.

I am a registered member of the BACP and support my practice through regular supervision, training and development. My work is grounded in the BACP ethical framework, which contains the standards and principles for therapeutic practice.

I can offer creative and expressive ways of working, such as with art materials, stones, clay, symbolic objects, creative writing, story-telling, sand tray, imagery and visualisation, collage/scrapbooks, journals including art journals and play therapy. The decision whether to make us of any of these experiential and other integrative person-centred ways of working is always yours.  At every stage of the process you will decide how far and where you want to go.

If you would like any more information, without obligation, please feel free to give me a call, or send an email and I will be happy to discuss this with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

COUNSELLING EXPERIENCE: I have practised as a counsellor in a range of therapeutic settings, including: with children and young people, counselling carers through a leading carer’s charity, a drug and alcohol charity, a charity supporting addiction recovery, vulnerable people facing homelessness and domestic abuse, and a placement working within the NHS (including perinatal counselling). I have also been trained and have experience working from a solution-focussed approach.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified person-centred counsellor at Bsc (Hons, first) degree and FdSc degree from the University of Brighton (both BACP accredited courses) in Person-centred counselling. Advanced certificate in counselling skills (Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapies).

ETHICAL & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Accredited membership with National Counselling Society, MNCS (Accred). I am fully insured and hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring service) certificate.

CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT includes: Drug & Alcohol training, Safeguarding, Child abuse & neglect, Non Violent Communication, Equality & diversity, Communication, Mindfulness, Attachment, Trauma, Bereavement,  Autism, Working with shame, Eating disorders, Body Image & self-concept.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

National Counselling Society

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society
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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Birth Trauma
Perinatal / Postnatal depression


£35.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

One to one counselling £35.00 (50 minute session); Couples counselling £45.00 (50 minute session); concessions are available for students and anyone unwaged/on a low income.

If you would like the opportunity to discuss my way of working and identify areas you might like to explore in therapy (free of charge and without obligation), please do not hesitate to contact me.

When I work

My hours of work are flexible and include daytimes, evenings and weekends.

Further information

My hours of work are flexible and include day times, evenings and weekends. Free designated off-road parking is available (in Mid Sussex). Counselling in Brighton/Hove has both train and bus services nearby.
I can also offer Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp and telephone counselling.

I am happy to travel to you (some travel expenses may need to be charged on top of the counselling fee, but I try to keep this minimal) and I am happy to discuss these arrangements, in advance, should they suit you.

I have previously worked in a youth centre and a secondary school, including some mentoring of young people.

In addition to counselling in private practice, for the NHS and for a national health and well-being company, I also work part-time for the NHS as a health coach.

Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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