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Counsellor, MBACP, Dip. TA Practice

About me

Counselling in person in Hove or online:

You may want support in a difficult time, to work short term on a particular difficulty or to enter into a longer process of unpacking your past experiences and history in order to understand how they may be affecting you now, so that you can make different choices moving forward.  

I offer both short and long term counselling.  My style is gentle, empathic and holding.

I counsel adults around a wide range of issues. ​These include: anxiety, family & relationship difficulties, depression and low self-esteem.   I have a special interest and training in working with boarding school survivors. 

​​I am a member of BACP, NCS and UKATA, abide by their codes of ethics and am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

My core training is in Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling and psychotherapy; I have additional training and experience in working with adult ex-boarders.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School Survivors


£55.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

I sometimes have lower cost spaces available.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please enquire, sometimes I have online spaces available at other times.

Further information

198 Church Road is wheelchair accessible 

198 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DJ

Hove Therapy Rooms, 69 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The clinic at 198 Church Road Hove is wheelchair accessible.

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