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Registered MBACP - Adults, Children & Young People

About me

A warm welcome to my Profile page.

I am committed to providing a compassionate, supportive, therapeutic counselling environment to all my clients – a confidential, safe space, where together we can explore emotions, anxieties, and life’s challenges.

Accessing support can be a daunting experience. There will be no expectation of you – you will be met without judgement, accepted for you, just as you are.

I have a fundamental belief that by offering my clients the right conditions, a place to be heard, accepted, and respected, our sessions together can achieve healing, empowerment, and change.

I offer face-to-face support from my counselling room in the centre of Eastbourne, East Sussex. 

I have experience of working with Adults, Young People and Children.

Counselling support can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression/Feeling sad
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Isolation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship problems
  • Family issues
  • Social anxiety

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an FdSc Degree Qualified Person-centred Counsellor/Therapist and a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) – Register number: 383019.

In addition to my professional qualification, I have completed extensive bereavement training with the national charity, Cruse, where I currently provide voluntary bereavement support.

I have also completed training in Creative Therapy for Children with children’s mental health charity, Place2Be.

I have worked as a child and young person’s counsellor at The Seahorse Project at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, a team dedicated to providing therapeutic support to bereaved children between the ages of 6-18 years old.

I have attended the following training courses:  Sudden and Traumatic Death; Trauma, Creative Therapy & Safeguarding Children; Online Therapeutic Practice; Working at Relational Depth.

In accordance with ethical practice, I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. I also hold professional liability insurance and receive regular counselling supervision.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Face-to-face, Online or Telephone Counselling: £45 per 50-minute session.

I understand how daunting accessing counselling support can be. I also understand how crucial it is to feel comfortable and able to engage with your counsellor.  I phone all of my clients in advance of the first session to introduce myself and to gauge individual requirements.

When I work

Flexible availability Monday-Friday

The Little Studio, 19 Lushington Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4LG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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