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M.Sc. Counselling Psychology MBACP (Accred)

About me

We all face challenges in our lives whether brought about by long term illness, bereavement, the ending of a relationship, age related changes or even an empty nest. I have a special interest in working with you if you are experiencing difficulties during these times of transition; you may feel a loss of control over events and this could be impacting on important relationships at home and work and you may be finding it difficult to adjust.

Counselling can begin to offer some insights into how these changes are affecting your life, changes that challenge how you think and feel and may leave you feeling anxious, depressed or isolated. Being listened to and feeling understood has always been important to me and this is something fundamental to my practice. I offer a calm and supportive place for you to begin to talk about how you feel. Talking to someone who can listen without judgment or giving advice in a safe and confidential space can make all the difference.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am accredited and registered with the British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

I previously worked in Human Resources in South Africa before completing a Masters degree in psychology, and following an internship registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions of South Africa. As a Psychologist my work involved supporting individuals and families who were facing challenging life events.

Over the years both in the UK and South Africa my work has involved working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship breakdown, long term illness, bereavement, disability, trauma, age related changes and challenges.

Apart from private practice, I currently work for a cancer charity providing counselling to adults with a cancer diagnosis or those affected by cancer. I also manage and provide support for an online self guided programme for anxiety and depression through an Employee Assistance Programme.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

Individual sessions are £45 for fifty minutes.

Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme