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About me

I offer private long-and short term individual counselling for adults in a safe, calm and nurturing environment. Alongside my professional training and experience, my own journey through life's dark places leads me to be able to offer to be with you and work alongside you, wherever you are on your journey, however dark it might seem. I work with general issues that might lead you seek help and have a special interest in addictive disorders, trauma and co-dependency. However, beneath it all lies a person, and I seek to see and hear and work with the person that you are, regardless of the name or label that you, or I, or the world might give you.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Psychology (Distinction) Manchester Metropolitan University PGDip Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling (Distinction) University of Brighton
PGCE University of Sussex
BA(Hons) University of Oxford

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

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

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Even thinking about counselling can seem overwhelming and so I offer an informal 30 minute introductory session free of charge. Thereafter, sessions cost £45. I also offer discretionary flexibility in cases where clients are in genuine financial hardship and in receipt of benefit. Fees can be paid individually or in blocks.

When I work

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I have availability evenings and weekends and will always attempt to be flexible to fit around you.

26 Morland Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 8PX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples