Face-to-Face appointments are available in my therapy room which is just off Shoreham High Street. Online and Telephone appointments are also available.
Counselling, therapy and psychotherapy in Shoreham-by-Sea. People seek therapy at different points in their lives and for many unique reasons.
You may be feeling anxious, depressed or 'stuck'. There may be a sense of not reaching your potential, or there may be difficulties in a relationship. It may be health issues that bring you to counselling, or a mental-health diagnosis. You may have experienced a transition such as loss or bereavement or perhaps you wish to work through a traumatic experience.
I work with several models of therapy, including Person-Centred, Existential, Phenomenological, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. In the room, I will follow your lead and work in whichever way is most helpful for you.
The techniques are not as important as the relationship in therapy and I aim to ensure that you feel safe with me and comfortable to explore anything you wish. I am here to really listen to you, in confidence and with complete acceptance and work together with you to understand where you are and what you need.
I offer short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy. In short term - the focus is often on resolution of a particular issue or problem. Longer term work enables deeper exploration of your personal patterns of relating to yourself, others and the world. You decide how long you wish to continue therapy for, and we can talk about it together, reviewing as we go.
Humanistic Therapy works in a way that heightens awareness of how your experiences of life and relationships, up until now, may still present in the Here-and-Now and how these experiences may be affecting your current relationships, behaviours, or physical or mental health today.
“Much of what we call personality is not a fixed set of traits, only coping mechanisms a person acquired in childhood” - Dr Gabor Mate
Therapy enables an opportunity to make sense of your experiences, and a safe place should you wish to release that which has got stuck in you, or that which no longer serves you. Integrating our experiences can help us feel more whole, lighter and freer in the world. This will always be taken at your pace.
I work with many issues including anxiety, bereavement or loss, trauma, childhood abuse, depression, ill-health/disease, mental health, stress, relationships, work issues, domestic violence/abuse, anger, LGBTQ, identity, self-esteem, eco-anxiety, addiction and more...
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, insured, BACP and UPCA registered, Humanistic Therapist with a private practice in Shoreham-by-Sea where I work in a designated therapy suite alongside two colleagues. I trained at the University of Brighton as a Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and I am currently undertaking an MSc in Psychotherapy.
I inform my work by keeping up to date with the latest developments in neuroscience and psychotherapeutic research, along with continuous professional development. I am interested in non-dualistic Eastern philosophies, eco-psychology and nutrition.
I volunteer at a low-cost counselling service and previously volunteered with CRUSE - the national bereavement service.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session.
The first, no-obligation, session is £20 so we can meet to see if we would like to work together.