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MSc MBACP (Accred)

About me

Do you sometimes struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, sadness, depression, stress or a lack of confidence? Does it sometimes feel like other people are more sorted than you are?  Do you keep repeating the same old patterns? Just want it to stop? Together we can look at where these patterns began by exploring your past experiences and relationships in a safe, non-judgemental environment. It might be that you have a serious problem that you need help with right now .... using time-focussed therapy, tailored to your needs, we can work through that problem and come up with tools and strategies that can help you to find a solution.

I am passionate about personal development, particularly in the awareness and understanding of the relationship between past trauma, repressed emotion, anxiety and depression. I am curious about the mind/body connection as part of my approach and will share that curiosity with you. I can support you in either short-term or long-term therapy to navigate and explore any difficulties you may be facing.

You've taken a big step by even thinking about getting help - I know how difficult just doing that can be. The next step is to make contact and talk through with me how we can work together. I understand that change can be daunting yet something may need to change - I can support and guide you as you negotiate the obstacles that may be causing problems or holding you back.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (Chichester University)
  • Certificate in Time-Focussed Therapy
  • Trauma Training
  • Polyvagal theory
  • Bodywork

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

PTSD

cPTSD

Panic attacks

Sadness

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

An initial appointment is £25, and £50 for following sessions

Concessions are available for keyworkers and people on low income - please ask during our initial contact

When I work

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I am currently working face to face, online & by phone and have various appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays  between 9am and 6pm

Further information

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their ethical framework, receive regular supervision and enhance my learning and skills by attending workshops as part of my continuous professional development.

Avanti Therapy, 67 Chichester Enterprise Centre, Terminus Road, Chichester, PO19 8TX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is plenty of parking and a lift to my room

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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