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MBACP, Face to Face & Online
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 6th September 2022

About me

Hello,  As a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and supervisor I can offer an initial 40 minute consultation without charge for you to discuss what you might want from therapy and for you to see if I am the right person for you to work with. My practice offers therapy in a very private, safe, professional setting at my centrally located office on Blackwater Road, a short walk from the station and the town centre. I offer appointments during the day and in the evenings.

Here in complete confidence and without being judged, we can explore together areas of your life that you may want to reflect on or change. 

I am a Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists and work to their code of ethics.

I am also a Registered & Approved Adoption Counsellor (Link Registration 59921). Under 2005 adoption legislation only registered adoption counsellors can work with clients who require counselling around adoption related issues.

I am a qualified Supervisor and can offer 1:1 supervision to qualified or training counsellors/psychotherapists.  If you are interested in participating in a group for your supervision please contact me for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons), Dip, Counselling
Professional Certification in Trauma Therapy, Advanced Clinical Practice, Couples Counselling
Registered Adoption Counsellor
Cruse Bereavement Certified
Cruse Bereavement Supervision Certified


I have worked with young people as a Student Counsellor, I have specialised experience working with self harm and low self esteem with 16 years upwards.

Working in Relational Therapy Group
Assertiveness, Anger & Stress Management Trainer

Samaritans charity trained and trainer. Extensive experience of working offering telephone support for a National Charity of whom I was a Trustee.

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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relational Group Therapy

Business Psychology

Run Supervision Group

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial O

phone or online consultation  of 30 minutes free of charge.
One to One Session for 1 hour £50 per session

Couples Session for 1 hour £70

90 minute sessions available for couples

When I work

I am currently  not taking on new clients.

I will update my information when I have availability.

Further information

I work as a humanistic integrative counsellor and psychotherapist.  I am trained in several distinct therapeutic models of counselling and psychotherapy that are used together. The humanistic approach encourages people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions.  The emphasis is on self development and achieving one’s potential.

These include Roger’s person centred model, transactional analysis (TA) and Gestalt. Importantly, sitting alongside these approaches is the principal common factor of effective counselling, the relational therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor.

To find out more about the various listening therapy models and process of counselling go to the BACP’s helpful site at :http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/

This may seem a lot to take in and we can talk more about what you are looking for from counselling if you contact me. I look forward to hearing from you

Other experience

I work with clients of all ages and a broad range of issues including adoption, bereavement, loss, stress, anxiety, and depression.

I spend a lot of my time working with young adults from 16 years onwards particularly in the areas of self harm and low self esteem.

I also hold professional graduate and postgraduate qualifications in Management in the Voluntary & Charitable Sectors from Sussex University, in Art History, English & Journalism

Eastbourne, BN21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
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.

I can see clients on the ground floor of my practice offices where there is an accessible bathroom.

Supervision

In person
Online

Supervision available.

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