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MA, MBACP

About me

Therapy can be transformative - so why struggle alone? Whether you are in deep emotional pain, anxious, stressed or perhaps frustrated with your life, exploring the issues in a safe setting can be empowering. In a world that can feel frantic yet lonely, it's hard to dedicate time to yourself. But you are important: you deserve an opportunity to reassess 'how you got here', to be more self-aware and find ways to be truly happy.

I offer the chance to be really heard - with empathy and without judgement - in total confidence. We'll work together to understand what is troubling you at a depth, duration and pace that feel right to you.

An experienced, integrative psychotherapist (MA, Roehampton Univ.), I can draw on Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT skills to suit each client's needs. As well as private practice, I have worked in the NHS and with those in addiction. A first career in print/broadcast media here and abroad taught me the value of openness, communication and connection.

Short and long term psychotherapy

I know choosing to have psychotherapy for the first time can be daunting - so feel free to call or email me with more questions and to assess whether you feel we can work well together. I offer short or long-term counselling with the flexibility to suit you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

As a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I am signed up to its ethical code of conduct.

Qualifications:

  • MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development, Open University
  • BA (Hons) English/French - University of Birmingham
  • CPD training:
  • Art Therapy with Homeless People - Confide Counselling Service (July 2019)
  • Counselling in Relation to 12 Step Programmes - Confide Counselling Service (May, 2018)
  • Counselling for Addiction Training - Confide Counselling Service (November 2017)

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free initial half hour telephone call to establish whether the client and I feel we can work together.

I am currently working on Zoom only at present, which maximises the time (1 hour) offered and works really well. 

When I work

I am mainly available during the day and on week days but can be flexible regarding evening sessions if required.

Chichester, West Sussex, PO20

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom