Are you a couple facing difficulties with your relationship and are struggling to resolve things on your own? Are you trying to recover from the impact of an affair, finding your sexual relationship has become mundane or disappeared, or maybe you want to commit to each other further? I offer counselling to look at these areas, or other worries you have in your relationship.
Together we can talk about areas you would like to improve, how other things or people affect your relationship, learn why arguments repeat or escalate and improve your negotiation with each other and wherever possible, resolve your conflicts.
Are you an adult or young person (aged 13+), who would like talk about what you are finding difficult in your life and have this heard and understood? Who wants someone to listen without judging, but with compassion for what is happening for you. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, or want to be able to love and accept yourself, or leave past events behind and move on.
By talking about your difficulties we can increase our understanding of how you react to your experiences, see the ways you have coped and enhance your ability to find ways to manage and increase your confidence.
I have training and experience in dealing with a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, anger management, specific counselling for young people and have particular awareness of counselling for anxiety and depression.
I am a person-centered, integrative, BACP registered counsellor who places emphasis on getting to know and understand you and your world, to appreciate the circumstances you are finding difficult to live with. I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. DBS Certificate held.
With practice rooms in Worthing and Storrington, I offer an initial “getting to know” session which allows us to consider whether we wish to work together, if we wish to continue we will arrange an agreed number of sessions or work “open-ended”. Review sessions will take place as agreed and you are free to terminate your appointments at any time. Please note a cancellation fee will apply for short notice (less than 24 hours).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy
- UKATA - Transactional Analysis 101
- Advanced Certificate In Couples Therapy, CORST approved
- Headway West Sussex, providing counselling for adults with acquired brain injuries and their carers
- YMCA Dialogue, providing counselling for young people aged 11 - 18
- Worthing Counselling Centre, providing counselling for adults and young people aged 18+
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for individuals and £80 for couples. Sessions are 50 mins for individuals/1 hr for couples.
Please ask for details for a reduced fee, if needed.
Counselling sessions take place in peaceful, garden rooms, either in Storrington or Worthing.
Both with Free on-street parking and access by bus. Worthing room is 5 mins from West Worthing train station.