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Puzzling Minds Counselling (BA Hons, MBACP)

About me

My only goal is to be by your side to accompany you on an adventure through self-exploration, and support you through the challenging bits and help you to celebrate the little wins!  The sessions are lead by you.   Together I hope we can empower you to change what you want to change, grow through your struggles and start to move forward to where you want to be in your life ❤.

I work inclusively and welcome and respect the diversity of people from all walks of life.  I have extensive experience working with people of all ages and stages of life, including much experience counselling young people, pre-teens and young adults.  I am proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

Counselling can provide the time and space to look at whatever you feel needs some attention, whether that be surrounding family, relationships, motivation, low mood, stress, anxiety, self-confidence, sexuality, gender, work, college, loss, bereavement or any other aspect that you would like to explore.

I practice Humanistic therapy, which simply means I work in a person-centered way, keeping you in the forefront of all the work we do together - no one knows you and your struggles more than you! I will treat you with respect, by listening, kindly and without criticism or judgement – offering gentle support, from me to you

We will work collaboratively, as a team, to focus on what you would like to achieve.

Sometimes we all need an extra bit of space, or time, just for us.  A time to place all the pieces of the puzzle of our lives, and as your Counsellor, I will be there to try to help you solve parts of your puzzle.  This can be short-term or open-ended, depending on your wishes.

I work ethically and with integrity within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guidelines and ethical framework.  All confidential information is stored within GDPR regulations.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling and I have been a child and young person Counsellor to pre-teens, adolescents and young adults for several years in a local youth service.  I value and enjoy being able to be a non-related adult to whom they can talk safely, freely and without judgment, whilst holding safeguarding as a foundation to the work. I have much additional training surrounding counselling with young people, working in creative ways, self-harm and the safeguarding of young people.

I also have years of experience counselling people at a local hospice, both before, and after, a loss. I received comprehensive training surrounding counselling people through death, loss and bereavement.  In fact, a loss of any kind - relationship, job, pet, purpose, family, and so on, can be a very difficult process to deal with. Counselling can be very helpful in supporting people through the different elements of grief and all associated issues which may arise, ultimately helping you to develop a level of acceptance and some peace of mind.

My personal and professional development, awareness and ability is important to me.  I continue to regularly engage with learning opportunities and training in order to constantly refresh and develop my professional practice.

Member organisations

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I am currently available for online counselling via a video platform.  My standard price per 50 minute session is £40 for an online session.  Sessions are usually weekly or fortnightly, although this can also be decreased or increased as required.

There may be some discounted sessions available for people in times of hardship, please ask.

When I work

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Please contact me via email or phone to check my current availability times

Further information

I am a fully qualified Counsellor, with a Degree in Humanistic Counselling.  I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) who are on the accredited register of the Professional Standards Authority.  Additionally I am DBS checked.

Worthing, West Sussex, BN11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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