Speaking with someone for the first time about personal issues or trauma can feel daunting. Sometimes it's important to talk with someone separate from your family and friends, someone who is there solely for you and with you.
I provide a space for us to develop the environment where you feel safe and not judged. The session will be held by me but led by you.
People come to therapy for a number of reasons; you may be experiencing trauma or bereavement, the effects of historical issues, or coping with the current pandemic. A lot of people come to therapy because life just feels unmanageable and are struggling with day to day living. You may not know why life currently feels so difficult.
Talking with a trained counsellor can help you accept and move through your issues, give you the tools and understanding to cope better with life's challenges and discover a freedom to live with and beyond the things that are holding you back.
Although I usually work face to face and have offered home visits, due to Coronavirus, I am currently only able to offer online counselling and telephone support.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor; BSc, FdSc, MBACP.
Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have worked in the mental health arena since 2009.
I have experience of working with people with emotional and mental health related issues including depression and anxiety, personality differences, aspergers and autism, fear-based anxieties such as agoraphobia and claustrophobia.
I have also worked extensively with vulnerable adults within the community, experiencing homelessness, relationship breakdown, drug and alcohol dependency and other addictions. In addition, counselling those suffering work and study related stress, PTSD, current and/or historical abuse, loss and bereavement, low self-esteem and confidence. I welcome members of the LGBTQ community and offer support for related issues of gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.
I also bring personal experience of overcoming many challenges helped by the counselling process.
I am currently working for an LGBTQ charity organisation and identify as lesbian/gay woman.
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
My fees are £45 for each 50 minute session.
I offer limited low-cost counselling spaces for those on a low income;
please contact me for availability.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy.
Counselling safely through Coronavirus:
With the current social restrictions and concerns regarding Coronavirus, I offer secure counselling via the online platform Zoom or telephone, having completed training to facilitate this.
I practice in Brighton, Sussex and Charente Maritime, France, however with online counselling facilities, proximity does not affect or disrupt my working relationship with my clients. Although I have in the past worked face to face, I am currently solely offering online and telephone sessions. Just for clarity and reassurance; the cost of telephone calls will be the standard UK phone charges as per your provider whether I'm in the UK or France.
Please contact me for concession availability.