I provide a safe space for you to talk and think about your difficulties without fear of judgement, criticism or blame. I am a professionally qualified and experienced psychotherapist offering short-term and open-ended counselling/psychotherapy from my private practice in Hove.
I work from a psychodynamic perspective, based on the principle that your current problems and ways of relating to others may be affected by experiences earlier in your life. Through exploration you can come to a deeper understanding of yourself and how you deal with life. With more self-awareness comes the ability to make different choices, to change unhelpful patterns of behaviour and allow for new possibilities to emerge.
I offer an initial consultation so that we have the opportunity to meet each other and think together about your needs and expectations and whether counselling may be helpful for you. All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence. You do not need a referral from your GP to make an appointment. To set up a consultation, or to discuss any questions you may have, please contact me by telephone or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I did my five-year professional training at WPF Therapy, which is recognised as one of the UK's leading training institutions with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence.
I have an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from WPF Therapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies from the University of Roehampton.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I am bound by strict ethical and professional codes of conduct.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
My fee for a regular 50-minute session is £50, although I am sometimes able to offer concessions.
The initial consultation, which lasts about 60 minutes, will give us plenty of time to discuss your current situation and to decide whether counselling/psychotherapy is right for you at this time. I will only charge for this initial session (£60) if we decide to continue to work together. We can then set up a regular weekly session time.
I offer sessions during the working day from 9-6 and have some evening sessions available.
My practice in Hove is a 3 minute walk way from both Church Road and the seafront, where there are plenty of bus routes. The nearest railway station is Hove, which is a 10 minute walk away.
I am able to offer a concessionary fee for those on a low income or who are unemployed or do not work. This also extends to students and OAPs.