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As an Author of self help books as well as considerable lived experience and expertise as a relationship expert I offer affordable psychotherapy in Shoreham. As a Sussex Counsellor I believe that everyone is unique and as a result have different issues. Therefore different issues need different methods of listening. I use an integrative approach which uses the bests bits from many counselling methods and is adaptable and flexible depending on your type of issue. Being a qualified mental health professional for many years in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors I have worked with people with a whole range of different and complex problems. I facilitate and enhance personal insight with the ultimate goal of empowering you to change and move forward in life. I also aim to enable people to maintain what they have learnt in therapy. I empower people to develop strategies to have the tools when confronted with other problems to cope more effectively and be in control of their lives in the future. Through a therapeutic journey with me and at your own pace I can help enable you to gradually find a way to empower yourself to change your thinking and move forward. I firmly believe that “If you change your thinking you can change your life.
I am available Monday to Saturday 9 to 8pm. I made an ethical decision to provide video link rather than my treatment room to keep everyone safe during this difficult time. I can be contacted either through my mobile on the above number or alternatively you could leave me an email response either through the Sussex Counselling Directory or my website address above.
In addition to my website at the top of this page I also have a website dedicated to relationship counselling. You can read more here: http://www.mbc-relationships.co.uk/index.html
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Accredited by the Counselling Society (CS) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accredited by CS and RCN)
Degree BSc Honors Psychology (Recognized by BPS)
Degree BA Health, Social Welfare, Social Science and Social Policy (Open University)
Diploma Health and Social Welfare Science (Open University)
Diploma Applied Social Science (Open University)
Diploma in Higher Education Social Work Studies (Approved by The British Association of Social Work (BASW)
NIAQ Independent Advocate (City and Guilds)
NIAQ Independent Mental Health Advocate (City and Guilds)
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have also worked as a counsellor empowering parents with children and young people with a range of special needs to develop copying strategies to move forward. As well as professional capacity I have a personal interest as my own son has special needs so can share empathy effectively as well as provide effective therapy in this sensitive and difficult personal area.
£67.00 per session
- Consultation / holistic assessment
- £67 an hour - Individual counselling
- £97 an hour - Couple counselling
- £190 Reports & assessments
Sliding scale for individuals living on benefits or low income.
When I work
I have undertaken considerable training and have successfully gained numerous professional qualifications including a Psychology (Hons) BSc Degree which is recognized by the BPS.
Also as well as being a qualified Counsellor and psychotherapist I am also a qualified Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) in a statutory role as well as Generic Community Advocate.
During the day I work with people with a range of different issues mainly in crisis who are diagnosed with severe mental health problems, dual diagnosis, drug and alcohol and various learning difficulties. I also coordinate and facilitate Advocacy groups, user involvement forums and parent support groups in the East Sussex local area.