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About me

Over 35 years practising as a counsellor & psychotherapist.
I have experience in working with a wide range of issues including; Bereavement, Depression, Couples Counselling & Self Confidence.

My practice is in Hailsham with easy parking. I am an experienced practitioner who teaches Psychotherapy in Sussex. I am a qualified Training & Supervising Transactional Analyst which is an easily accessible psychological theory & developmental tool. My main mode is a 'Relational' perspective, helping people see how they are in the world.

Differences between Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Counselling is usually a short term process, supporting people using their existing personal resources to find the way through a troublesome time. Psychotherapy is a longer process that enables the person to develop new strengths & personality traits. It is to help clients change their lives in the way they want to change them.

The two processes are closely related and sometimes the person can move from one to the other. A joint assessment will give us some indication of how we will proceed.

Professional details.

After working in commerce I trained as a Youth & Community Worker, this lead me to my interest and training in Counselling. Some years later I commenced training at The Metanoia Institute, qualifying as a psychotherapist in 1994, later I completed the examinations as a Trainer & Supervisor of Transactional Analysis. I have been teaching & training others in listening and counselling skills since 1991.

Why a talking therapy?

It has been established that talking out load to another helps the brain process information is a different way, or, helps you find a new way of thinking. We all face difficulties in our lives at times, Counselling & Psychotherapy help look at the issues in a different light to create greater control over your life. The aim is find ways for you to take decisions for yourself, it is not about giving advice or telling you what to do.

I offer Supervision for trainee & qualified practitioners.

I am a member of UKCP, United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis.

Training, qualifications & experience

Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy)

Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy)
Diploma in Psychotherapy (Metanoia)
Certificate in Counselling in Formal & Informal Settings
Certificate in Youth & Community Work

I am a Clinical Tutor at The Wealden Institute
I have been invited and taught in Hungary, Holland, Italy & Rumania

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


Additional information

£65 for 50 minute session with some reductions available.

Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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In person

My formal examination and qualification as a Supervisor is in Transactional Analysis, however my training was as a Integrative Supervisor and I am an Integrative Relational practitioner.

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