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About me

Individuals come to counselling for a variety of reasons: stress, anxiety, despair, life changes, relationships, unease, trauma, loss, bereavement and more. Counselling is an opportunity to explore your feelings and talk about anything that may be troubling you, the process can help relieve anxieties and find a personal resolution to your problems. I offer counselling to adults in a non-judgmental and confidential environment.

My counselling approach is Person-Centred, this approach allows clients to work at their own pace, its theory is based on the belief that each individual has the capacity and potential for personal growth, healing and development. I was attracted to training in this modality due to its Humanistic belief that each individual has the inner resources to find their own answers and direction, thus encouraging empowerment. Having worked with short term therapy, I have also used more goal focused approaches.

I have experience of working with the following issues: Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Self-Harm, Diversity, Stress, Eating Disorders, Carers, Relationships, LGBT, Loss, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Sexuality, this is not an exhaustive list.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been gaining experience as a counsellor since 2009. I am fully qualified, I have an FdSc in Person-Centred Counselling (Merit) awarded by Brighton University. During and since my training I have worked in different settings with a diverse range of people

I have also gained a Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling, accredited by CPCAB.

I have worked with Carers, Students, Survivors of Sexual Abuse and young people (13 years+) and many more. I have experience in the following areas:

  • Abuse
  • Young People
  • Anger
  • Eating Disorders
  • Carers
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Self-Harm
  • Depression
  • LGBT
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Trauma.

As a fully qualified and professional counsellor I follow the Standards and Ethics of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am fully insured and attend regular supervision and training.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

What happens now?

  • If you think counselling will benefit you, please contact me via email or phone.
  • We will arrange an initial meeting which will give us the opportunity to meet each other.
  • At the initial meeting we will talk about what you want to gain from counselling and what your concerns are, you can then decide whether you want to continue counselling sessions. We will also talk about practicalities (cost, frequency, missed session etc) and fill out a therapy questionnaire.

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Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • I offer a free initial session (up to 20 minutes) which is an opportunity for us to meet and decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
  • Counselling sessions costs £45 for 50 minutes.
  • Student and concession rates available, please enquire.
  • Sessions last 50 minutes and longer sessions are available by arrangement.

When I work

I offer daytime online sessions.

Further information

Useful Links

Lancing, West Sussex, BN43 5WD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults