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MBACP

About me

I am a qualified psychotherapist. My practise offers a safe, supportive and confidential space for clients who work within the music and entertainment industries. I also work with clients who have family members who work within this umbrella.

Alongside my practise I work in the music industry for a well-established band. Within this role, my job has taken me in many directions including managing bands, live promotions, managing crew, working for record and publishing companies, festival production, and running a recording studio. In this time I have gained an in depth knowledge of the lifestyle this industry offers, the highs, lows and pressures that are associated with it. 

Whilst all may appear great on the outside, from personal experience,  I understand how in reality life can feel very lonely in such high pressurised situations for artists and industry professionals. The management of family/personal life versus life on the road, commitments to deliver others expectations and your own can all get in the way of being creative and often this leads to a block.

I've also seen the result of how building trusted and supportive relationships can be problematic within this industry resulting in addictions and isolation for example.

It's my experience within this field that inspired me to embark on my formal Psychotherapy training at the University of Brighton believing that it is useful to anyone involved in these industries to feel that they are being listened to by someone who understands the line of work in which they've followed.

I believe that today's problems can be rooted in lived experiences or past traumas. With careful excavation, they can be overcome when acknowledged in a confidential and safe environment and by building the relationship within the room.

I also work with family members who are affected by loved ones who work within entertainment and music. Whether it be, for example, coping with long periods of absence as a result of life on the road, adjustments in routine, loneliness, isolation or managing connections and expectations when you come back together.  

These are some of the things that come up in therapy...

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Creative block
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Loneliness
  • Loss of Identity
  • Managing personal and external expectations within the industry
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress and trauma recovery
  • Partners and family members who have been effected by the entertainment lifestyle
  • Pressure on family life and relationships 
  • Rejection
  • Relationships
  • Sexual assault

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy PGDIP, University Of Brighton

BA Honors in Theatre Arts, University Of Plymouth

As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I will look towards the past to make connections with the present. I've found this way of working an essential tool in moving forward or becoming unstuck and ultimately helping with the reasons that you have come to therapy in the first place.

I am direct but compassionate and personable, easing in gently the connection in the therapeutic relationship where your change can begin.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Free initial online session

Additional information

After your initial email or phone contact with me (the average response time is 24 hours) I will get back to you to organise our first introductory online conversation together usually done over Zoom. This session will be free and will last roughly 20-30 minutes.

Within this discussion, we will go over what has brought you to therapy. We will discuss the costs of the sessions which are £60 and a time and date for your first 50 minute therapy session to suit you should you wish to proceed.

I offer long and short term work.

Further information

Online work

I am currently offering online work as I appreciate that limiting to a specific location each week may not fit into your working schedule. Online can be a more flexible option for yourself but if the need should arise for face to face work we can certainly discuss that as an option.

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom