We all have times in our lives when events in the present or issues from our past overwhelm us: times when we struggle with relationships, pressures of work or the demands and expectations of other people; times when we feel 'stuck', filled with sadness, guilt, shame of loss.
It isn't always easy to talk to family members and friends when we feel depressed or find it hard to cope, when we feel there is no hope or way out. Counselling offers you a safe and confidential space to talk and be heard; talking through your concerns and hidden emotions with someone who is not part of your life and who will accept you just as you are, gives you the freedom to focus on yourself and to speak openly without fear of criticism or judgment.
I am a calm, experienced listener and practitioner and I will work with you to explore your thoughts and feelings safely and support you as you find the way forward. You are in control of what you choose to share with me. I believe that through talking with me, you will find the answers you seek, achieve a greater sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance, and you will discover what it means to be truly you.
I am mainly based in Worthing and have also worked with clients in Littlehampton, Rustington, Ferring and Chichester.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling - University of Chichester
Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling - CCPE
Training Workshops in *Brief Therapy *Trauma *Sexuality *Art Therapy
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP 384640)
Considerable experience working with
1) children, adolescents, young adults, couples and families
2) NHS staff dealing with personal and family issues/ work-related stress
Safeguarding and Wellbeing training and experience as safeguarding officer
Trained Samaritan and experience of working with emotional despair, suicide
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £70.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My fees range from £45 - £70 per fifty minute session, depending on context, following an initial and free thirty minute introductory session.
Counselling may be brief (between 6 and 10 sessions) or open-ended and this will be discussed during the first appointment and will be reviewed at regular intervals throughout the process.
When I work
I am able to offer considerable flexibility, between 9am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Friday. For exceptional circumstances, I would consider working at the weekend.
'Being and Becoming'
These are words of Carl Rogers, who developed the person-centred approach of counselling and they are significant for me. I hope you will find the courage to truly be yourself when we meet, being honest and real in all the pain and distress that you might be feeling. Taking this first difficult step is the beginning of the process to become the person you're meant to be.