About me

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I am an experienced Humanistic Counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer both short and longer-term counselling to adult individuals in a confidential and compassionate setting where we can work together at your pace to help you make sense of the challenges you may be facing in your life.

About Counselling

Perhaps you have a very clear idea of what you want to bring to counselling, where you are struggling with a particular issue or problem that you want to better understand and address. Or maybe you just feel lost, stuck, unhappy and confused and would like some help to figure out what’s going on so that you can start to move forward. Talking to a professional counsellor means sharing your concerns in a safe and confidential environment with someone who will really listen, won't judge and who is able to assist and support you to work through difficult problems in an effective and supported way.


About How I Work

My style of working is collaborative, interactive and responsive to you as an individual. As a Humanistic counsellor, I recognise and respect you as the true expert on you and your experiences. I see my role is to work along-side you, to bring my counselling expertise, experience and skills into the relationship, to encourage and facilitate you to safely explore your experiences, thoughts, feelings and actions on a deeper level so that you can gain the clarity you need in order to move forward in your life.

During sessions we will work together to address the things that are most important to you and to unpack your experiences and concerns together. We might reflect together on how you make meaning of your experiences or interpret key events that have happened in your life. I will support and help you to gain insight into the relationship between your experiences and how you feel, think and behave. As part of our work together, we may explore your relationships others and also consider how you relate to yourself.  We can explore experiences from the past, reflect on the now and also examine your expectations, hopes and fears about the future.  As we talk together, we might notice themes or patterns that emerge and I will encourage you to be curious about these. We might identify some beliefs or familiar responses that you may be finding unhelpful to you in your life and we can work together to explore possibilities for new ways for moving forward in the direction you would like. 


Although my core training and approach is rooted in Humanistic values and ideas, as I have developed as a practitioner, my interests and understanding of therapy has broadened to include other areas of counselling and psychotherapy theory. Most recently I have completed some CBT training and am able to bring some of these ideas and techniques into sessions where it might seen useful or relevant to our work together. For example, I have found that CBT can be particularly helpful when working with issues of anxiety, worry or panic.
 
I have experience of working with adults facing a broad range of issues including; anxiety, worry, stress, panic, depression, self-esteem, self-confidence, addiction, anger, loss and relationship difficulties. In addition to my current private practice, in the past I have also worked for a low-cost community counselling service in Central Brighton and volunteered for the charity Breakeven providing counselling for people struggling with gambling addictions as well as for family members and partners affected in relationships with problem gamblers.


As a member of the BACP I abide by their code of ethics and professional confidentiality. I am fully insured.

Introductory Session

Finding a counsellor that feels right for you is really important. For this reason, I offer an initial 50minute introductory meeting for a reduced fee of £20. This first session is offered with no obligation to continue, rather as an opportunity for us to meet and discuss what it is that brings you to counselling and how we might work together to support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Brighton University
  • CPCAB L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Varndean College
  • BA Hons History with Italian - University of Sussex

Some Additional Relevant Training

  • CBT with Heart - Foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Hemmings Field Associates
  • Your Practice Online - Online Therapy Institute
  • Gamcare Recovery Training - Counselling for Problem Gambling & Affected Others

I am committed to my own ongoing professional development which means that I regularly attend clinical supervision as well as various psychotherapy and counselling trainings, workshops and seminars.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial introductory 50minute session for a reduced fee of £20. Following the initial session, further 50minute sessions cost £45 and are usually arranged on a weekly basis.

Concessions may be available, so please do get in touch to discuss further if you would like to.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

The Practice Rooms
160 -162 Church Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 2DL

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom