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About me

Counselling helps with many problems whether they're relational, emotional or caused by trauma. At times we can all struggle with our circumstances and mental health. Past events and challenges in the present may negatively impact upon our quality of life. Coping mechanisms often start to fail or become unhelpful.

Counselling allows some time and space to focus on your concerns, providing insight and clarity. It's an opportunity for honest open communication, without the fear of judgement and repercussions. This self-exploration tends to aid growth and healing, ultimately resulting in change and acceptance. I don't diagnose you or tell you what to do, rather I support you with whatever it is you wish to bring.

My Approach:

I'm a Graduate Integrative Counsellor, with past experience in mental health, general practice and domestic violence settings. I offer short and long-term counselling.

If you feel that a collaborative and understanding therapeutic relationship could benefit you, then please get in touch for a no obligation initial consultation. This is charged at the reduced rate of £30. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • NOCN Counselling Skills Certificate in 2010
  • BA(Hons) Counselling Studies Degree in 2013
  • Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
  • Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

I have attended further training on:

  • Sexuality and identity
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional abuse & Narcissism
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Intrusive Thoughts 

In the past I've been a Mentor for care leavers and worked for Mind. I've been a Counsellor for a general practice charity and a domestic abuse shelter. 

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Sessions cost £50 to £70, depending on time of day and ability to pay.  The Initial Consultation is charged at the reduced rate of £30.

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation, if you would like to speak before booking in.

I work from comfortable Covid secure rooms at The Brighton Therapy Practice in Central Brighton and Lansdowne Place Therapy Rooms in Hove. I also offer counselling Online via Zoom and over the telephone. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday 10am-8pm. Some flexible appointments are available for those working on a rota. 

Further information

Please note that the rooms at all practice locations are only accessible via a flight of stairs. 

Brighton Therapy Practice, Princes Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RD

Lansdowne Place Therapy, Lansdowne Place, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1FG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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