Life has many ups and downs, and moments may arise that leave us feeling unable to live a life that feels comfortable or purposeful. We may lose motivation and focus and may lack a sense of being at peace with ourselves and the world around us.
Having a professional Counsellor to listen with empathy whilst honouring a person's unique individual experience is hugely beneficial to finding answers and healing.
I can help you find ways to promote helpful perspectives and solutions. I have extensive experience working as a Counsellor and Mental Health Worker in both short and long-term arrangements within a charity organisation and the NHS.
My training and experience within Humanistic Psychology, my knowledge and my everyday life allow for my working approach and personal philosophy, which has sharpened my understanding of the other person. By helping people grow, their problems go. I believe in promoting more wise ways of thinking and being.
I have always had a passion for health and well-being and hold a positive view of mental health, thereby striving to work alongside you at your own pace. I trust that a human being has their answers and ability to self-heal given the right conditions. I offer a safe and confidential space that fosters creativity, personal growth and individual autonomy.
I ensure to conduct myself professionally and consistently analyse my strengths and weaknesses. Clients have found me to help support and improve depression, anxiety, stress, grief, low self-esteem, low mood, effects of trauma, gaining different and renewed perspectives and direction, negative thoughts and working positively through relationship issues.
I adhere to:
- The BACP Ethical Framework and attend regular BACP Accredited Supervision
- Continued Personal and Professional Development
- Personal Therapy
- Self-Care Strategies
- Professional Record Keeping
Please call me or send me an email if you feel that we could work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (First - Class Honours) - University of Chichester
Diploma Humanistic Counselling - University of Chichester
Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of Chichester
Counsellor at Arun Counselling Centre 2017 - 2020
Mental Health Care Worker 2019 - present
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Member
Emotional Freedom Practitioner Level 1&2
Expressive Arts Therapy (Sand tray and Clay Therapy)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Covid related symptoms of depression and anxiety
Concessions offered for
Individual Session (50 minutes): £45
Discounted sessions and NHS Discount
I offer flexible sessions and telephone sessions.
Payments by PayPal/bank transfer.
I offer appointments Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm and can offer Zoom online appointments from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm.
I work particularly well with anxiety by helping clients understand their anxiety as a natural response to their experience. Over many years of my practice a phrase came to me during psycho- education of anxiety as: ‘carry yourself rather than the anxiety carry you’ I believe this represents well the therapeutic benefits that can take place.
I am good at creating a calming space where you can learn to feel grounded and less panicked by how anxiety may present, which gives you a sense of control and a calmer managing of this, which may influence your life positively.