Psychotherapeutic counsellor (humanistic), PGDip, MBACP
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Hello and welcome to my therapy page.
People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons. You may be struggling with anxiety, social anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts or relationship difficulties. Perhaps you want support with coming to terms with past trauma or adjusting to a big life change – such as bereavement, job loss, divorce or ageing. Or maybe you aren't entirely sure why you want to come, but feel it would benefit you to explore your inner world and the way you are living. Whatever you wish to bring to therapy, I offer a warm and compassionate space where you can pause and reflect, without fear of judgement, or the need to be anything other than you are. My aim is is to facilitate a collaborative and supportive relationship to help you develop greater understanding, find healing and discover greater purpose and happiness.
My approach is warm and thoughtful, and I am interested in you as a whole person - your strengths as well as your struggles, your hopes as well as your fears. I have a deep respect for the complexity and unique experience of each person who comes to see me, and so I adapt the way I work to your needs and wishes. Often people just want to talk – and find that having the experience of being truly heard can be enough to allow insights and greater awareness to emerge. Gaining clarity about the way you experience the world can help you come to terms with pain and difficulty, and see where you may be making choices that are rooted in past strategies which no longer serve you. It can also encourage a greater sense of freedom about who you are, and how you might live.
It's important to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, so please feel free to message me with any questions or to arrange an introductory (free) phone call. I offer a reduced-fee initial session (£30) so that we can meet and explore how it might be to work together. Subsequent sessions are usually at the same time each week, but I have some flexibility for those who need it.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a postgraduate diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton, and am a registered member of the BACP. I also have specialist training in grief and loss, and have volunteered for Cruse Bereavement Care for several years, supporting many individual clients and also co-facilitating one of the first online support groups in East Sussex. As part of my training, I worked as a part of a trauma-informed team of therapists at Brighton Women's Centre. I have regular supervision and am committed to continuing professional development.
I have practised meditation and mindfulness for more than 20 years. I believe that developing gentle curiosity and compassion towards ourselves can help us to make sense of how we are and how we live, which in turn can lead to greater freedom about the choices we make.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£50 per session (50 minutes).
It's important to find a therapist who you feel comfortable with, so I offer a relaxed initial session at the reduced fee of £30, which can either be online or in person.
I'm happy to arrange a free phone call so that you can get a sense of me before we meet, and ask any questions.
When I work
Sessions can be face-to-face or online. You are very welcome to come for short-term counselling (6-8 weeks), or to work with me on an open-ended basis.
Sessions are usually at the same time each week, but I have some flexibility for those who need it.
I can help with:
Anxiety and stress, depression, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, trauma, transitions such as retirement, divorce or other life changes, relationship difficulties, work issues, illness or ongoing pain loss of purpose, bereavement.