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 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 6pm and 9pm.