Psychotherapy literally means to nurse the soul; deriving its name from the ancient Greeks and their understanding of human nature and the psyche. Psychotherapy occurs as soon as you (the client) and I (the therapist) meet in a private and confidential setting to explore any difficulties, distress you may be experiencing or dissatisfaction with life or loss of direction or purpose.
Everyone brings their unique way of being into every relationship and I feel that the counselling relationship must reflect this. By listening attentively and patiently I can begin to perceive the difficulties from your point of view, and can support you to see things more clearly, possibly from a slightly different angle. Psychotherapy is a way of facilitating choice or change, or reducing confusion.
The key ingredient of my work is to create a safe and respectful space where difficult feelings can be explored in order to promote personal growth and empowerment. I offer a creative space including outdoors, if you would like to work in this way. As sometimes words are not enough. some people like to work with images, drawings, movements, dreams, sounds, with the breath and in nature, sand tray, body awareness.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can be beneficial in situations such as stress, life transitions, crisis, bereavement, loss, relationship, family difficulties, child and adult abuse or trauma. I also offer a specialist service working particularly with transitions such as birth, rites of passage, menopause and end of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Transpersonal and Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy CCPE London
Bereavement with CRUSE – Telephone counselling
Counsellor Hospice (Sussex)
End of life
Breathwork as support for birth preparation
Rites of passage in order to support young people in their transitions
Life within Training (Indigenous teachings)
Therapy in Nature in a nature reserve and woodlands setting in Sussex
Women groups - Transformation with the Elements
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Fees are dependent on location of practice and time of appointment and we can arrange this together.
Sliding Scale between 40 Pounds & 70 Pounds
I have a 48h cancellation policy.
London & Sussex
Therapy in Nature
Issued from Echotherapy an umbrealla term for therapeutic techniques & practices that emphasise, in various ways, the healing & psychological benefits of being in nature & natural settings (Jordan,2009,26)