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MSc (Psych), Dip Sup, PTSTA, UKCP, BACP, Licence ès lettres,

About me

People seek counselling or psychotherapy for a wide variety of reasons, for some it is because they just don't feel right and don't know why. My job, as a humanistic practitioner, is to work with you in a non-judgemental way to help you resolve whatever issues from the past or in the present are getting in the way of the present, in order to thrive and to secure a better future.  My philosophy is that all people are worthy of respect, all people can change for the better, and everyone has within themselves a wonderful source of vital energy asking to be unleashed for healing and wellbeing. 

I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and am an EMDR practitioner. and all my work is trauma informed. I work in English, French, Romanian, either face to face or online. I offer Animal Assisted Therapy at our local organic farm. I work with people with a broad range of difficulties using the skills and techniques gained in my training, my profession and my life experience. My clients include women and men, children and young people, couples, groups and families. I have a special interest in working with survivors of spiritual and religious abuse, and with people from minority backgrounds.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. Advanced Diploma in Forensic Counselling and Psychotherapy. Trainer and Supervisor using Transactional Analysis (PTSTA). EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. Diploma in Supervision. LENS Neurofeedback practitioner. Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Practitioner. Additional training in Mindfulness.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spiritual and Religious Abuse

Fees

From £50.00 to £90.00
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

I charge between £50 and £90 per session for private clients. I am happy to discuss with you what is within your possibilities.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Early evening appointments sometimes available. I am experienced in working online for psychotherapy, counselling and supervision. I commonly use Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp.

High Hurstwood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access is available at my main consulting rooms.

Additional languages

French, Romanian

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have an active supervision practice, offering mainly group supervision, with groups of 3 or 4 supervisees. I also offer individual supervision.

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