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About me

Whatever you are going through, whatever you are feeling, you are not alone. 

Talking about things with me may help you process difficult feelings and give you the space to work out the why's, the wants, the needs and the how's.  Maybe you are feeling sad, depressed, anxious, stressed and it feels too much - Strong feelings may be leaving you overwhelmed and you are unsure how to manage them. Maybe you need some support with a life change such as a bereavement or illness. Perhaps you feel at a crossroads in your life and need a therapeutic space where you can get some clarity- this may be useful for decision making and working out what is right for you. We can explore these things together. 

Counselling can help.  No matter how big or little your problem seems. 

I connect with you as an individual person and I believe that being listened to and accepted as you are, can have a huge impact on how you feel, think and behave. How often are you really heard?

I am a humanistic counsellor and work integratively with a person-centred foundation. This means I put you, the client, at the heart of our work and use various skills and models to support you. Counselling is a two-way process, it involves shared decisions. With this in mind, we can look at what you need and want from counselling and in particular what you need and want from me. How can I best support you? Everyone is different and I believe that having a choice and being open about your preferences can have an impact on the work you do in counselling and the effectiveness of counselling.  This can be an ongoing process,  so we can regularly review the work and make changes where needed.

Working humanistically, my focus is on creating and developing a trusting, warm and safe relationship where you can talk freely, without judgment. I have experience of working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, relationship/family issues, low self esteem, abuse, self harm and addiction and can support you with what you are going through.

Talking with me will enable you to understand yourself better. Through the counselling relationship, you can begin the process of accepting yourself and making the changes you want to make. This process is unique to each individual, there is no set time, which is why I offer short or open-ended long-term therapy. 

I offer individual counselling to adults and young people (ages 11+) and alongside talking therapy can incorporate creative ways of working such as drawing, doodling, mindfulness, visualisations and working with images. I also include body listening in my work which involves bringing the body into awareness - This might be noticing tension, pains, sensations and your breathing. It is another way to access your thoughts, feelings and emotions by by-passing the rational part of your brain (the cognitive thinking part). It can be particularly helpful for processing trauma from childhood when our sadness, fears, distrust, pain, anger and other emotions can be stored in the body.

I hold an enhanced DBS.

Where I work

I work from my home in a garden room, which is located in Broadwater, BN14 9HY. Parking is available at the Rotary Recreation Ground or in one of the neighbouring roads. The nearest bus stop is in Broadwater - approximately a 10 minute walk and the nearest train station is Worthing Central - approximately a 30 minute walk.

I can also work from a room at The Parish Centre in Broadwater, Worthing. Here, there is an off-road car park as well as a bus stop 100 metres from the centre. 

Contact me

Give me a call on 07794583849 or send me an email and we can arrange a time to meet.

In our initial introductory session, we can explore your needs and expectations and see if we will be a good match for each other. There is no obligation for you to continue beyond the first session. However, if you decide you would like to, we can meet weekly for 50 minutes. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • safeTALK suicide alertness
  • Trauma
  • Working at Relational Depth
  • Walk and Talk Therapy
  • Body Psychotherapy

Qualifications

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Experience

  • Working in a residential rehab offering 1:1 and group therapy to adults living with substance addiction
  • Working with adults and young people who are neurodivergent
  • Counselling adolescents in a school setting who are experiencing anxiety, depression, identity issues, traumatic events, stress, relationship/family issues, low self esteem, overwhelming emotions. 

I currently work one day a week in a local High School, counselling 11-16 year olds.

Continued Professional Development

I continually ensure my work is up to date by doing the following;

  • Regularly attending workshops (both in-person and online)
  • Reading books and research articles
  • Carrying out safeguarding training

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

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

I offer an initial introductory session, which lasts for 50 minutes, at a reduced rate of £20. 

Thereafter, counselling sessions are charged at £40 for a 50 minute session. We will meet on a regular weekly basis at a mutually agreeable time. This generally tends to be the same day/time each week. 

Fees are paid in advance or on the day of the session by cash or BACS.  In the event of cancellations, 50% of the fee will be charged when less than 24 hours notice is given.

When I work

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I work face to face and currently have some daytime availibility (Tuesday and Friday)

Worthing, West Sussex, BN14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

The Parish centre is accessible by steps and a ramp. The room is located on the ground floor. The garden room at my home is accessible via a private side entrance. Please note there is one concrete step.

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