I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working from North Road in Brighton and offer a confidential, professional and safe space for the exploration of emotional and psychological problems or difficulties.
I am registered and accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) and have a Diploma in Supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Allied Health Professionals.
I have worked within an agency setting as a volunteer and a paid counsellor since 2002, setting up my Private Practice in 2005. Here I work with adults, young people and couples both heterosexual and same sex and as a Supervisor since gaining a Diploma in Supervision working with Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Allied Health Professionals in 2013. I also work in Primary schools in Brighton and have experience of working in a residential secondary school with pupils who have emotional, social and behavioural issues.
I hold very dear a strong sense of integrity that affects my work in every way. I can be gentle, fun and humorous as well as being ‘strong enough’ to hold anger and despair. When in relationship with me you are considered in all of your experience on an emotional, cognitive, behavioural, spiritual and physiological level, whilst respecting and taking into context your social and cultural backgrounds.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling – including a certificate in Short Term Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling - Time2Relate - Couples Counselling
Certificate in Working Creatively with Children and Young People - Hove YMCA Therapeutic Services
Diploma in Supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Allied Health Professionals - Experiential Diploma in Supervision
The agencies that I have worked for are:
Redhill Counselling Service
Central Sussex College
Horsham and Crawley Counselling Service
The Worth Project – Domestic Violence Charity
Dialogue Therapeutic Services – part of Sussex Downslink YMCA offering in school counselling
The Hangleton and Knoll Project – local community project in Hove
Carers Support West Sussex
Horsham and Crawley Counselling Group/PACT - Parent and Child Therapy
St Catherines Hospice
And I have worked in Brighton Primary schools since 2008 and a East Sussex residential Secondary school between 2013 and 2015.
I attend regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD), to enhance my practice, the subject of which is linked to my day to day client work.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
- £35 for our initial assessment session
This will last for approximately 50 minutes however I am happy to discuss this with you
- £60 for a 50 minute individual counselling session
I offer some negotiated rates dependent upon circumstance, as well as offering subsidised rates for counselling students. I am always open to discuss the fee at our initial meeting as well as during our time together should your circumstances change.
- £80 for a 60 minute couples counselling session with myself
Should you wish to have a 90 minute session my charge will be £100
- £110 for a 60 minute couples counselling session with two qualified counsellors.
Should you wish to have a 90 minute session our charge will be £160
- £60 for a 60 minute Supervision session
Should you require a 90 minute session my charge will be £90
- I am also happy to offer group supervision and would discuss the charge dependent upon the size of the group
When I work
Wednesdays or Fridays daytime/evening. Mondays for Supervision only.