Jovonne Du Preez
I believe that therapy is as individual and unique as the client attending. Therapy can only be meaningful and transformative if it fits into the context of one's own self-identity, values and beliefs.
To this end I offer an integrative approach that draws from the three modalities in which I am qualified: person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies. By utilising discreet aspects of each we work together to identify patterns and how our life experiences and relationships growing up contributed to their development. We consider how useful these patterns are in your present day life and which aspects might be helpful to change and adapt. Using the core beliefs of person-centred therapy we identify goals that will contribute to developing a healthier view of yourself, changing relationship patterns and behaviours, and living an authentic and fulfilling life. This might be done through developing self awareness, setting short and long term goals, and practicing skills.
Focussing on You
It is important that you always feel in control of your process and that it is meaningful and beneficial to you. This includes consideration and respect for your culture, religion and self-identity.
An essential element of this will be the relationship you are able to build with your therapist. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and aims to empower you with the self-awareness, knowledge and skills to make the decisions and changes that are important and useful to you.
What Is Next?
Contact us by telephone or email to discuss your needs and set up a free no-obligation assessment appointment. At the assessment appointment I will take some information from you, discuss your hopes and goals for therapy and we will agree an approach and plan that works for you. This will be a good time for you to ask any questions you might have and evaluate whether the process will work for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My therapeutic approach is an integrative approach, drawing from elements of the three methodologies I have qualifications in. I have completed diplomas in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have experience working with a broad range of clients with various mental health concerns, as well as in dementia support and bereavement support. I have worked for private agencies, charities and in tertiary education.
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
I offer a free assessment appointment. My fees start at £35 for 6 sessions of bereavement support, dementia carer support or LGBTQ+ support.
Individual ongoing psychotherapeutic counselling sessions are £40 per session in an open-ended manner.
You will be able to discuss your needs, goals and the type of therapeutic approach that would suit you best during your assessment session.
Concessions offered for
Our service is situated in the heart of Haywards Heath with easy access by train or bus. We do not currently offer accessible entrance to the service, but can offer online sessions if accessibility is a requirement.