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(MBACP) Counselling for Adults

About me

I am a Humanistic Counsellor with a broad experience working with adults and young people. I can support you to understand and manage overwhelming feelings and help you to find clarity if you are struggling to cope at the moment. With the support of counselling you will be able to recognise and explore deeper responses and feelings towards aspects of your life such as relationships, family and career.  You may be feeling confused and need support to gain clarity, or want to explore on a deeper level what is stopping you from feeling content. I can help with a range of issues you may be experiencing including:

  • Anxiety/stress
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Grief & bereavement
  • Low self-esteem/self-worth
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Separation & divorce
  • Work/career stress
  • Coping with life changes

I work from a Humanistic approach, creating a supportive space which will enable you to look more closely at the issues you are facing and work towards change. 

To enquire please email, call or text and I will contact you to arrange a longer chat  about  your needs for counselling and to answer any questions you may have, either by phone or online

Training, qualifications & experience

Currently, alongside private practice, I work for two BACP registered counselling services in Brighton and Sussex.

I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am registered with the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (MBACP)

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

 A percentage of my work is offered at low cost, please enquire for availability.

Counselling face to face or online

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I also hold a Post-graduate Certificate in Education ( PGCE ) and a Bachelor of Music degree (BMus).

I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

The Gather Rooms, 16 The Old Granary, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5RH

The Hive, 66 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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