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Member BACP. Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Msc.CQSW

About me

I am a warm, experienced and empathic counsellor having worked and studied for many years to Post Graduate level.

My aim is to help you to identify the exact causes of your difficulties. Good mental health is just as essential to living a happy life as is good physical health and I believe both need to be in harmony. Given greater awareness and the right tools, you can learn to manage your mind and your life, leading to a more rewarding and positive future.

MY APPROACH

Whatever brings you to me, I will endeavour to establish a warm, creative, supportive partnership with you based on trust, mutual respect and openness. Research indicates that it is this successful collaboration, above all else, which has the power to bring you healing, hope and happiness.

I use the latest research and evidence based practice to help you to resolve your difficulties in a time efficient way.

Please feel free to inquire about any issue with which you need help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Life can be tough sometimes. I can help you to rebalance your life by resolving your difficulties. These may include depression, anxiety, trauma, panic disorders or attacks, PTSD, phobias and OCD to name but a few.

I can also provide focused and timely help with relationship issues, both at home and at work. Help through divorce, separation, loss, health issues, addiction, complex grief, and change management. I will help you to reconnect with your strengths and develop self confidence. I also offer relaxation training, mindfulness-based techniques, compassionate mind training, and help to resolve sleep difficulties and insomnia.

As I have managed workplace counselling services both in Higher Education and the NHS I am familiar with the unique challenges presented to staff working in these environments. I can advise on stress reduction strategies, occupational health issues and critical incident response.

Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Leeds.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision, University of York St. John.

Msc/ CQSW in Social Work, London School of Economics.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Panic Disorders.

Occupational Health advice.

Compassionate Mind Training

Guided Imagery and Visualisation.

Peak Performance Training.

Fees

From £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I charge £45 per hour for individual counselling.

£ 55 for couple counselling

For organisations, fees are negotiable.

When I work

I am available weekdays, some evenings and some weekends.

Further information

I work in the Eastbourne and  surrounding area of East Sussex and can be available in other areas on request.

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I work from an office which is accessed by a flight of about ten steps. Due to the current crisis I am offering face to face counselling, as well as video, telephone and online counselling.

Supervision

In person
Phone

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision from the University of York St John.

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