I am a warm, caring and empathetic counsellor able to draw on experience from working pastorally in a range of settings including acute mental health, a University, a counselling charity and a HIV charity.
I have worked with a wide range of clients with many different kinds of challenges and have particular experience in working with anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement, reproductive health, shame and stigma and adapting to change.
Counselling offers us a safe space to explore our thoughts, feelings and histories. I believe that in addition to my skills and experience, the most important things I can offer you are a non-judgmental attitude and the ability to hold on to hope when you might be struggling to hold onto it for yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
My first degree was in psychology. I have a diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling and a certificate in youth counselling. I have worked as a counsellor for Chichester Counselling Service where I offered open- ended psychodynamic counselling and for Positive East where I offered an integrated approach and worked both long and short term with clients affected by HIV and AIDS. I also have received training in CBT. I have worked in mental health for the NHS for the past seven years.
I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (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
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
A 50 minute counselling session is £35.
When I work
Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 6pm and 9pm.