About me

I am a accredited Counsellor with over 18 years experience of working with clients, with a range of psychological and emotional issues affecting their mental health and wellbeing. This experience has been gained in the NHS, private practice and in a local low cost counselling service.

I am provide a safe, non judgemental, confidential space for to you to talk freely, be heard and valued for being you.

I recognise that accessing help can in itself feel scary; I am here to help and genuinely want to help you overcome any difficulties you may have and grow in your awareness of yourself and maximise your wellbeing.

I work with adults who may been experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral problems and issues including anxiety, depression, OCD, BDD, low self esteem, addictive behaviour or feeling sad. These problems are often associated with trauma or eating disorders, which is an area of specific interest to me.

I offer a integrative therapeutic approach to counselling, which draws on my training, experience and skills of Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Recently I have undertaken Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and therefore in training in this specific modality. EMDR is recognised as being particularly helpful in treating trauma.

I offer either short, or longer term counselling/therapy working collaboratively to identify the areas that are troubling or worrying you, agreeing the areas you wish to focus in your sessions.

Using a variety of skilled techniques,  I aim to help you to develop ways for you to view yourself, the world and others in ways which are more helpful to you; and move forward with your life in way that offers you more opportunity to be spontaneous , and awareness and intimacy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling (Link Centre),
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PG. Cert) (IOP, Uni. of London),
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR)
  • RN (Mental Health and General Nursing)

Additionally, I have a:

BA (Hons) in Social Policy and a PG. Dip. in Public Health and Management.

I am a member of United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis, EATA, RCN professional bodies and am accredited with the National Counselling Society.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Whilst, I don't offer intermediary services with adoptees I have undertaken specific training to work with adopted adults and birth relatives of adoptees. I have a broad understanding and empathy to offer counselling for clients for whom this is an issue.

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

For 50 min session my fee is £60. Weekend sessions maybe available at a fee of £70. 

Availability

I am developing my private practice so i am able to be flexible with my working hours.

Further information

Whilst you may be familiar with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you may be unfamiliar with Transactional Analysis.

TA is model of psychotherapy which was developed in the US in the 1960s and quickly became popular in the UK and across the world. TA, can be best described, as a theory of personality and relationships based on a study of specific ego states, a theory of social interaction or interpersonal communication and system of group and /or personal growth and personal change. TA incorporates elements of Cognitive and Behavioural therapy. Hence I believe both modalities compliment one another, and was one of the reason why when I decided to do further psychotherapy training I choose TA.

The Bungalow
St. Johns Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 4EH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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