Many of us are waking up every day filled with hopelessness or dread because of the Coronavirus! We are struggling to understand what is happening to our society and our anxiety and fear levels are growing fast! For NHS Staff, some of you may see terrible events unfold in front of you, which may leave you feeling overwhelmed or traumatized. None of us have ever experienced this kind of crises before. It is unprecedented and terrifying but together we can pull through this!
The human experience of life is always a unique and personal journey for each of us but right now all human life across our wonderful planet, is facing huge challenges and experiencing great loss. None of us walk the path of life without becoming hurt or scarred at some point, for some, the pain of these experience will take them to new heights of emotional discomfort and it may take time to recover from them. Staying in isolation may mean some of us are completely alone and abandoned, fearful of who to trust, while others may feel trapped, living with someone who is controlling and or even violent. The situation for all of us may leave us feeling overwhelmed. We may struggle and become stuck in our situation, feeling like it's never going to end or change.
The truth is though that as Humans we are constantly experiencing change. The natural flow of life means it is thrust upon us whether we like it or not. What many of us forget is that we each possess within us, the ability to evolve and adapt to the situations we are faced with. Stress and anxiety often cause us to shut down our connection with our coping mechanism and leave us feeling it's out of our control.
As your counselor, my aim would be to support you and assist you in reconnecting with your inner strength and self confidence again. By focusing on your needs and identifying the blocks you are experiencing, we would work together on developing your inner resolve and harness valuable skills to achieve your life goals.
I am a qualified counselor, working in both the charity sector and in private practice. My training includes Person-Centered therapy, Attachment theory, Transactional Analysis and Jungian theory. Each of these approaches are integrated into my work and styled around your individual needs.
I can offer you solution focused contracts or work open ended, negotiating and reviewing our work together along the way, until you feel stronger in yourself and wish to end the work.
Once isolation has ended, I have a room available in South Lancing close to the seafront, that is comfortable and has parking available outside. There is also a 700 bus route at the end of the road.
I also have a room available at Dove Lodge in Littlehampton on Beach Road.
If you are disabled or elderly which has wheel chair access and disabled parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold certificates in
- NCFE Level 1 Interpersonal skills,
- NCFE Level 2 In counselling skills,
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in counselling studies
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling.
I have worked with Sussex Police and organisations supporting victims of domestic abuse and homelessness. My client case subjects have included victims of crime, childhood trauma, emotional & sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic Stress-disorder, self esteem issues, pregnancy issues & loss, job related stress, redundancy, ageing process, terminal illness, bereavement, Life transitions, unusual phenomena and include occult/spiritual counselling.
My knowledge and insights are drawn from my own life experience and studies, covering many subjects including: alternative lifestyles, sexual exploration and diversity, race and cultural integration, religious and spiritual exploration, major life transitions as well as front line confrontation, combat violence and trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I will be offering N.H.S. STAFF free ten week sessions as a way of saying Thank you for all you are doing and have done for this nation. With out you and your bravery many many more of us may well have perished.
I will also be looking at low cost support to families experiencing Loss and Bereavement, from relatives and loved ones, who have passed away because of the virus.
For those who would be interested, I can offer 'life coaching' sessions, to help you regain your confidence in the work place and start to restructure or rebuild your life, following the fall out of the Coronavirus. This would also be charged at a cost structure personally worked out between us.
My fees are structured around your budget. Contact me and we can discuss what will work for you at the moment.
Currently Free to NHS WORKERS for ten weeks support.
- I offer concessions for low income groups
I currently work with Arun Counselling Center and Safe in Sussex. Both of these amazing charities offer those who really need it, a chance to access therapy at low cost. I do not charge these charities for my services because my private client work gives me the opportunity to support myself. I will still always try to make my price affordable for those that contact me. Currently I am only able to offer clients Zoom video calls or phone counselling, due to our current isolation restrictions. Obviously for many this is not ideal, and counselling on a 'one to one' is much desired by my clientele. As we do not know how long our country will be left facing these conditions, it makes sense that we use what is on offer than to use nothing, and be unheard. Please feel free to make contact with me, if even just for the odd session during this time. We may be socially distancing physically but we don't have to stop reaching out.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||No|
Appointments available on Zoom video call or phone only.
These are offered 7 days a week from 10 am - 7 pm
Types of client