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About me

People come to counselling for many reasons, including feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, for family issues, for issues with Alcohol and Substance addiction, to build self-esteem and confidence. I am committed to helping you. Giving you space and time to work through and reflect on any difficulties you are experiencing in a safe and confidential space.  

I will listen with sensitivity, non judgement and empathy to understand the way you view the world around you.  So together we can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to give you a deeper awareness and understanding of yourself and the challenges you are facing. This can give you clarity and confidence to feel empowered and make meaningful change where you feel necessary.

I offer an integrative way of working, as I believe we are all unique individuals, so one way of working does not suit all.  I will incorporate skills, techniques and knowledge from different modalities of counselling to find a way which suits you and your pace.

Please be reassured, I will welcome your contact with warmth and respect, as I understand how anxiety provoking it can be reaching out for help when you are feeling vulnerable.  

I offer a free initial appointment lasting up to 30 minutes, with no obligation to book further sessions.  This gives you opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to see if I am the right therapist for you.

I offer individual adult counselling sessions via Zoom and phone.

Each session is 50 minutes.

I offer both short and long term therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have spent many years caring for others in different roles.  I made the decision to re train from a care assistant in a Dementia care home to a counsellor, as I wanted to provide opportunity for others to work through what ever was problematic for them, so they can lead a more balanced life. I have always been passionate about supporting vulnerability and helping others learn its ok to ask ask for help.

I have gained experience working with a couple of charities.  One counselling clients with Alcohol and Substance misuse.  The other, I gave Bereavement Counselling.

My qualifications and trainings are;

  • CPCAB - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCFE - Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
  • NCFE - Level 2 Counselling Skills and Theory
  • NCFE - Level 1 Interpersonal Skills
  • Certificate in Essential Obesity Psychological Interventions
  • Certificate In Practitioner skills for Eating Disorders
  • Socratic Questioning for Eating Disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Bereavement and Traumatic Loss
  • Alcohol and Substance misuse
  • Accessibility to working online

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free, up to 30 minute initial appointment, with no obligation.

Each 50 minute session is £40.

I offer a reduced price for those on benefit and low income.  Limited availability.

When I work

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Further information

I have a special interest in helping those who are struggling with disordered eating. I am intrigued by how our behaviours with food can become entangled with our emotions and perception of ourselves and how weight becomes a focus.  Learning about your relationship with food can be insightful to many aspects of your life. 

I also have an interest supporting those who have to manage their health on a daily basis.  Chronic conditions can be really impactful to our self-esteem and mental health.  Exploring the impact can help develop coping strategies, build self-esteem and help find balance.

Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom