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Psychotherapist CTA (P), Dip Couns (using TA)

About me

Unexpected or ongoing difficult life events can often leave us feeling unable to 'think straight' and/or feel ok in ourselves. I offer my clients a calm and positive space to work through those challenges, giving an opportunity for self-reflection utilising a combination of coaching and counselling methodologies

During our sessions, I work directly on problem-solving behaviours, helping you to develop day-to-day tools for finding constructive, creative solutions to the things you’re finding difficult. This is an approach that is designed to promote personal growth and change, offering the opportunity to develop the kinds of skills that can be applied to all areas of life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and offer a range of therapies to suit client’s needs. I work with adults on a short, medium, and long-term basis, online and face to face.

I have particular experience working as a Bereavement and Loss Counsellor within a Hospice setting and as a Life Coach with a focus on general health and wellbeing, diet and exercise. Previous experience gained within the NHS in the Time to Talk service focused on a variety of areas including anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties and living with ongoing health issues. I have worked in the Financial Services Sector for over 26 years, specialising in People Resource Management so bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my practice in association with this, especially in relation to Life and Careers coaching.

Member organisations

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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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diet and Exercise management


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session - currently only online sessions available

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Friday during the day - please contact me for availability

Commercial House, 52 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3DT

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Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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