I offer a safe, confidential and professional space for you to explore your reasons for coming into counselling. I offer long and short term work, depending on what brings you to therapy and what you want to achieve.
My relationship with clients is a working alliance in which I am alongside you, as you work through your thoughts and feelings. I work very openly with my clients and have clear stated goals that we both understand and are working towards.
At the heart of practice I offer a safe place for you to say the unsayable and think and feel differently and decide upon what changes you want to make to your life, without judgement or criticism. A place to test out your thinking and express your feelings and hear yourself say out loud what you really want to say, perhaps for the very first time.
I am a trained and qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapy Practitioner and I offer my private practice from two locations:
The first is Hassocks, West Sussex, where I work from the Heeler Centre. The location is well placed for clients in Brighton, Hove, Horsham, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill, Lewes as well as surrounding villages like Ditchling, Plumpton and Hurstpierpoint.
The second location is located at the MIND premises in Sevenoaks, Kent where I am an Associate Counsellor with West Kent Mind, the mental health charity. I am also a bereavement counsellor at The Martlets Hospice in Hove and St Catherine's Hospice, Crawley.
I offer early morning and evening sessions to suit those who need flexibility around their working hours.
My first session is offered at a reduced fee of £25. The purpose of the session is for you to be check that you will feel comfortable with me and the space where we will be working. It s also for me to be sure that I have the skills that you need in me and if not I will refer you to a colleague who I think may be able to meet you needs.
All subsequent sessions are £50 for 50 minutes
Make contact: 07470 785725 or email
Training, qualifications & experience
4 year Postgraduate Diploma in TA (Transactional Analysis) Psychotherapy Practice. TA is one form of Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is taught in the UK.
Extensive training and experience in Grief and Bereavement work where I have been a grief counsellor at both Martlets Hospice Hove and St Catherine's Hospice, Crawley
I am the counsellor at the Heeler Centre in Hassocks, www.theheelercentre.co.uk
I am an Associate Counsellor at Mind, the mental health charity in Sevenoaks, www.westkentmind.org.uk where I run Bereavement Workshops and see both voluntary and private clients in that area.
Since 2006 I have worked within a 12 Step Program for Alcohol Addiction and I have extensive experience and a personal interest in working with addictions of all kinds and related traumas. Addictions come in may forms from substance misuse like alcohol and drugs through to behavioural addictions such as gambling, sex and gaming. I also have a professional interest in working with people who suffer from eating disorders and the addictive processes associated with certain types of eating behaviours.
- TA 101 Certificate
- TA Foundation Certificate
- UKATA Post Graduate Diploma in TA Practice (4 year course)
- Counselling Skills Certificate
- Suicidality Training
- I am trained in working with Traumatised people
TA is Transactional Analysis which is the particular kind of Psychotherapy in which I am trained
I am registered with the United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysts, www.uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk
I am also registered with the Information Commissioners Office under GDPR
All of my work is professionally insured
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
First session is for assessment and is charged at £20 for an hour
All subsequent sessions are 50 minutes long and the fee is £50
Discounted fees may be available depending on personal circumstances
I offer early morning and late afternoon / evening appointments most days of the week.