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About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and clinical supervisor currently offering online counselling and face-to-face from central Brighton.

I provide a safe and confidential environment to explore areas of confusion or difficulty and offer support in finding ways to resolve conflict within yourself or with those around you.

I am experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, dealing with loss, life transitions, dealing with difference and identity, facing change, difference and more. My training is in Gestalt therapy, which offers a holistic, non-judgmental and creative approach to therapy. My style is generally professional, warm and straightforward.

I welcome LGBTIQA+ people and I work from an LGBTIQA+ Affirmative perspective.

I offer counselling English and in Spanish.

Contactame directamente para terapia en Español.

Training, qualifications & experience


Having had a background in international research management and cultural anthropology I have now been working as a counsellor and clinical supervisor for over 10 years. I currently see clients at Terrence Higgins Trust in Brighton and from my practice in central Brighton as well as via video conference. For the last 12 years, I have worked for a number of organisations, I currently run the counselling service at THT in Brighton but have also worked for CHAS (City and Hackney Alcohol Services) and Step Forward in London. During this time I have worked both as a one-on-one counsellor and a group facilitator with young LGBTIQA+ people.


  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision at The Awareness Centre, London
  • Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (BACP Acc) at The Gestalt Centre, London
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling at The Gestalt Centre, London.
  • Single Hons (BSc) in Cultural Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Additional Training:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Alcohol/substance misuse Counselling
  • Working with MSM who use drugs to have sex (chem-sex)
  • Digital Shifts in MSM sexual Cultures and HIV Prevention
  • BDSM & Kink
  • Working with Young people

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

12 Step Recovery Model
Living with HIV
LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy
Cultural integration, adapting to a new culture.
Life transitions.
Counselling in Spanish also available - Multilingual counsellor.

Photos & videos


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Some spaces available for concessions, please ask.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday Daytime and Evening sessions depending on availability, please contact me to check if the time and date you are interested in are available.

Further information

Counselling  y Supervisión clínica en Castellano.

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN41

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages



In person

Experienced Clinical Supervisor in Brighton and online.

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