Counselling is a relationship between the counsellor and client in which both contribute and work together to help the client achieve greater well being.
I am a fully qualified and registered Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor.
This means I have been trained to use a variety of approaches / models of therapy in my work. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Transactional Analysis (TA) Gestalt, Psychodynamic Therapy, Jungian and Creative methods all of which I offer from a Person Centered frame of reference.
I see everyone as an individual; we all learn in different ways and approach life from very different starting points. Working in this way allows me to experience each client as an individual. I offer this in a professional, supportive, confidential, compassionate and non judgemental environment.
I work with a variety of life issues more of which are mentioned below. I have a particular interest in working with clients who identify with issues related to:
Co - dependency, low self esteem, relationship related problems, divorce, separation and loss, addiction, or those impacted by other peoples addictions, depression, anxiety and stress. Bereavement both pre and post.
I have had extensive experience in working with problem gamblers partners and family members of problem gamblers. Having had specialised training to work with gambling addiction which I continue to have on-going training from Gamcare, (A National Problem Gambling Organisation in UK).
I have over a decade of experience in working with loss and bereavement. I work within an adult hospice where I provide group supervision to counsellors who work solely with bereavement and loss issues.
I offer Supervision to counsellors working in private practice.
In the past I've worked in a GP's surgery counselling adults. Clients were referred with a range of concerns including; infertility problems, multiple miscarriages, chronic fatigue, disordered eating, depression and anxiety. I’ve also worked with clients who have been diagnosed with cancer and those recovering from cancer treatments. I’ve worked with carers who find it difficult to get what they need for themselves. I’ve work with clients who have medically unexplained symptoms and in counselling we can start to find a way to understand the symptoms.
I have over 23 years experience of working as an alternative health practitioner which has given me a wealth of understanding in working with many physical conditions. I continue to have an interest in the connection between mind, body and emotions and the nonverbal aspects of communication and relating.
- I work in central Brighton BN1
- Currently all my work is online or on telephone
- I am fully insured and CRB / DBS checked
- I have a Diploma in Supervision and offer supervision to groups and individuals
- I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of UKRCP
- I work in accordance to BACP code of ethics and values.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- TA 101
- Certificate in Working with Problem Gamblers (GAMCARE)
- City and Guilds Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners
- Diploma in Supervision (Link Centre)
- BACP Accreditation
- United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP)
- Hospice, Loss and Bereavement Training
- Qualified and Registered Homeopath MARH MSECH
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
If you are interested in working with me please do contact me. We can discuss both suitability and availability.
I am a strong believer in continued professional and personal development which
means I am committed to ongoing training and experience.
Recent courses and study include:
- Qi gong - movement, breath and mediation
- Mindfullness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Therapeutic Creative Writing
- Using Metaphor in Counselling People
- Creative Methods of Counselling
- Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to address Problem Gambling