Sometimes life’s challenges can feel overwhelming and hard to manage and it’s difficult to know what to do and where to turn to. Here is where counselling can help but it can feel like taking a huge and sometimes scary step in booking that first appointment.
Let me see if I can help you make that step into counselling. What I can offer you is my long standing experience as a counsellor in a setting that is calm, confidential, non -judgemental and warm feeling so that you can talk about the difficulties that you are facing in your life.
Thinking in terms of myself and how I work I would describe myself as a qualified and very experienced counsellor based and working in the Crawley area.
My experience covers working and helping my clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, loss, low mood and depression, stress, personal development, life stages and relationship issues.
In addition I have worked with clients interested in building their self- confidence and resilience and looking at different life stages such as becoming a parent and the changing needs of being a mother or father to ever growing children, ‘ empty nest’ feelings and menopause.
I have been qualified and practising as a counsellor since 2003and I hold a BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.I am also a registered member of BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy
My way of working as a counsellor is termed Integrative which means that I can draw upon different types of therapeutic approaches to meet the individual needs of my clients.
Over the years I have worked in different locations in West Sussex as a counsellor including dedicated counselling services, NHS counselling services and Schools. I have decided mostly to work in Crawley and Horsham as I feel by working and living locally that I am in touch with the issues and difficulties that are around for local people
My practice is situated in a quiet area of Crawley with free on street parking available .I can offer my clients a range of appointment times covering day and evening appointments and I can offer sessions on a long or short term basis as required.
My usual fee is £40 per 50 minute session but I do have a limited number of concessionary spaces available for clients who otherwise might find it difficult to access counselling
I am happy for you to contact me by email or telephone with questions you may have before arranging an initial 50 minute session to discuss together whether counselling is something you would like to undertake with me.
Please do take a look at my website for more information about what I am able to offer you
Training, qualifications & experience
My training was based on an Integrative model and I have a BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I have been practising as a counsellor for over 15 years and I have worked in a range of settings from dedicated counselling services, NHS services to Educational settings.
I am also qualified as a supervisor since 2015 and I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My usual fee is £40 per 50 minute session but I do have a limited number of concessionary spaces for clients who would find it difficult to access therapy otherwise.