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Dip.Couns, Registered MBACP

About me

Anyone can benefit from therapy. There are some situations where long-term work is necessary but just a few sessions can be very helpful too.

Often adults, children and young people I work with want to move beyond difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours and counselling offers us the opportunity to work with effective methods to bring about change.

I have helped people work through a wide range of issues such as:

Loss and bereavement

Childhood and more recent trauma

Anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder

Depression and feeling sad

Issues of prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal

Relationship and family issues

Sexuality and identity

Low self esteem and self confidence

Life purpose and direction

The therapeutic process can bring deeply held emotions to the surface, the idea of which may initially be daunting. However, it can also be comforting, enriching, exciting and empowering, where real and lasting change can take place.

"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus

My approach

I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space.

My theoretical perspective is Humanistic, believing that with the right support, we all have the ability to fulfil our potential and achieve our goals. No one therapeutic approach is a 'cure-all' and so being Integrative enables me to draw from a range of approaches to suit your unique needs and preferences.

Although my approach is predominantly 'talking therapy' some clients find creative approaches helpful, such as sand tray, art work, visualisation, body awareness and breath-work. These may include coping techniques/skills for use outside of sessions. Where I think a creative approach might be helpful it will be offered as an invitation. Our work together will be a collaborative process, keeping your goals and preferences very much in mind throughout.

The First Meeting

I recommend a 30 minute initial meeting, offered free of charge, in which you can get a feel for what counselling involves and how it may help you. You can ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have. This time together will also help you decide if I am the right therapist for you. It is human connection and acceptance that makes therapy productive so our relationship will be key to you feeling safe in exploring your feelings and experiences. This time also enables me to make an assessment of your presenting issues and ensure that I have appropriate training and competence to support you.

I offer online (via Zoom), telephone and face to face sessions. Face to face sessions are offered with (Covid-19) safety measures in place. These measures are updated regularly following government guidelines and BACP recommendations. Please feel free to contact me with any queries or to arrange an initial meeting via one of these methods. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully qualified and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I can be found on the BACP Register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

My qualifications include the BACP accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Wealden Psychology Institute) specialising in three main approaches;

Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.

I have counselled anticipatory and bereaved clients in a hospice setting and have specialised training and experience working with clients with Acquired Brain Injury. Alongside my private practice I am a Designated Safeguarding Officer for a local charity and supervise their practitioners in supporting vulnerable children in schools.

I adhere to the BACP ethical framework and in my commitment to continuing professional development I have additional training in: Anxiety, Depression, Children, Young People and Families, Trans/Gender Identity, Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, Trauma and Recovery, Sexual Abuse, Attachment Disorders, Child Protection and Multi-Agency Safeguarding.

I have current Enhanced DBS Clearances.

I attend regular supervision and have full-cover professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

I see clients once a week (more often if requested) and my fees are:

Weekdays, evenings and Saturdays (50 mins) - £45

I offer long and short-term counselling. I do not ask clients to commit to a set number of sessions. For children, I advise parents/carers plan for six sessions which will be reviewed throughout and extended if necessary and agreed by all involved.

I offer a limited number of concessionary rates to those on a low income.

When I work

Saturdays, weekdays and evening appointments

Further information

My office is situated in the centre of Haywards Heath, 10 minutes walk from Haywards Heath mainline station. Free local on street parking.

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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