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BSC(Hons.) Dip.Couns. MNCS (Accredited)

About me

How are you feeling? You might feel confused, hurt or rejected. Perhaps you don’t feel good about yourself, and you just want to change things. It could be that you feel you can’t get on with people, that you don’t fit in, or the relationships and connections you have with others always seem to break down or go wrong. You might feel depressed, anxious, sad or isolated and each day you have to put on a brave face and somehow pull yourself together and carry on. You may feel tired and that your strength is low.

I understand what it feels like to go through times like these as I have been there myself. I have felt most of these emotions in my life at some point and at times it has felt overwhelming. Through my own therapy, I was able to understand what was making me unhappy. I realised I could make my own choices and change my life. This was the reason I chose to train as a counsellor and now I can help you too.

I believe in putting people in control of their own lives giving them the freedom to explore who they are and to choose their own path. I can help you to understand what is holding you back from living your life in the way you want to. I truly believe that change in your life is possible if you want it. 

I trained in Transactional Analysis Counselling which is a very effective way of working with personality and relationships. With this method, I have been very fortunate to see clients change as I work with them.

You will find me friendly, approachable, and understanding. I will not judge you – who you are is ok with me. I will put things across simply without any complicated jargon. I will understand and see things from your point of view. 

If you want to explore further, I offer a free initial telephone call and a free no obligation introductory session. You can then decide if I am the right person for you.

I can arrange to see you face to face. I also work online so I can see you wherever you are in the UK. Feel free to call me or send a message by email. You can also message me via my Facebook page or my Website.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Bsc.(Hons) Psychology (First Class)
  • Diploma in Counselling

Professional Bodies

  • National Counselling Society (NCS) (Accredited Registrant)
  • I practice in accordance with their codes of ethics.
  • I undergo regular supervision.

Experience

During my 7 years of training I was a Counsellor at the Shinewater Shaftesbury Centre in Eastbourne, East Sussex from February 2016 until June 2019. I was also a Counsellor at Horizon Community Learning in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex for 18 months until May 2018.​

Since qualifying in 2019 I have been working in Private Practice.

I am also a Counsellor at the Old Bank Wellbeing Trust in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

​I am an Affiliate Counsellor with Sparta Health, Spectrum Life and Validium, who offer access to Counselling under their extensive Employee Assistance Programmes with various corporate organisations.​

I have worked with a diverse range of clients with a wide range of issues. I also have experience of working with Adults with mild or moderate learning difficulties. My particular interest is in relationships and adults who have suffered trauma from non recent child abuse. 

I am available to work with you face to face or online via Whereby which is an alternative to Zoom. Whereby is a secure online conferencing platform.  

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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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

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Experience of clients with chronic pain conditions, personal injury and travel anxiety following road accidents.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Therapy sessions are usually weekly and last 50 minutes. I can see clients more frequently if required. I can also offer sessions via Whereby which is a secure online meeting platform.​

Sessions generally take place at the same time and day each week. The number of sessions depends on the issue you bring to therapy. Usually, an initial 6 sessions are recommended with ongoing therapy to be discussed between us at that point.

Current fees are £40 per session.

I do not charge for the initial assessment meeting.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
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Night

General availability on weekdays, some evening counselling possible.

St James Trust,, 11 Blatchington Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 2AB

Denton Island Community Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9BA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Prior notice needed. The premises does have a downstairs room for use.

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