Are you waking up every day filled with hopelessness or dread? Have you experienced the loss of a loved one recently or had your life devastated by Covid19 ? We have seen our wold change dramatically in just a short time and many of us are struggling to understand what has happened? For NHS Staff, some of you may have seen terrible events unfold in front of you which may have left you feeling overwhelmed or traumatized.
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 at some point, for some, the pain of these recent experiences will take them to new heights of emotional discomfort and it may take time to recover. Whether we are staying in isolation or returning to work, many of us are still struggling to make sense of this new world. Some of us feel completely alone and abandoned, overwhelmed by financial loss, while others may feel trapped and fearful of who to trust, living with someone who is controlling and or even violent. Whatever the situation, if you can reach out, I will do all I can to catch you. You do not need to struggle on your own.
The truth is that as Humans we are all 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 counsellor, 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 recovery or focus on your new direction. It is never easy when we are put into a position where we have to rebuild our lives from scratch, but I can encourage you and help you focus on your priorities as well as your self care.
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.
I have a room available at Dove Lodge in Littlehampton on Beach Road.
If you are disabled or elderly, there is 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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I will be looking at low cost support to NHS staff & 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 at a low cost, to help you regain your confidence in the work place and start to restructure or rebuild your life.
My fees are structured around your budget. Contact me and we can discuss what will work for you at the moment.
- Zoom video sessions start from £35.00 per session
- Phone counselling start from £25.00 per session
- In Person Evening sessions at Dove Lodge, Littlehampton on Wednesday evenings ONLY £50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
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 will still always try to make my price affordable for those that contact me.
Currently I am restricting my 'In Person' client work and offering clients more opportunity with Zoom video calls or phone counselling. Obviously for many this is not ideal and counselling on a 'one to one' is much desired by my clientele. I am working once a week in Dove Lodge, which keeps an excellent record of cleaning and is well equipped for Covid 19, so I feel confident that any client will be safe to met with me in person, if they wish. Unfortunately I can only offer sessions from 5pm, 6pm & 7pm on a Wednesday.
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 ratherthan 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.