In psychotherapeutic counselling, you explore the self and the therapeutic relationship develops through working together. This relationship is non-judgemental and respectful. You decide what you want from therapy and together we set a clear goal. With that goal established, we can then work together so you can make those desired changes.
I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor, qualified to practice in Transactional Analysis therapy. My current practice is mainly online, although I have some Walk and Talk sessions still available.
Once it's safe to meet in person again, I provide a warm and safe space, specifically designed for you to reflect on your issues, without interruptions.
Before working as a therapeutic counsellor, I have worked as a specialist teacher in a therapeutic school with children and teens. I worked with issues around the transitional years, anxiety, bullying, body issues and loss. I have substantial experience with children/ young adults with learning difficulties, such as autism, PDA, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. These years have been invaluable and informed my practice as a therapeutic counsellor.
I visit families at home, when a child has recently been diagnosed with ASD or ADHD. I observe the interactions between the family members and the child, preferably at various times and in various circumstances (including school). Sessions with the parent then ensue and a concise report with observations and suggestions is made available.
I am competent at working with grief, low self-esteem, relationships, anxiety/ depression, addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder
I have a small private practice Purple Pippin, where I provide one to one counselling sessions(currently online), Walk and Talk sessions and I am currently setting up a group for.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Linguistics
I have a postgraduate diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice am working towards MSc and CTA.
I am a registered member of; BACP, UKCP, UKATA (United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis), EATA (European Association of Transaction Analysis), ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association) and work within the code of ethics and professional practice of these bodies.
I have volunteered at a hospice, Martlets in Hove and currently work with CGL (drugs and alcohol addictions).
I am an associate counsellor at West Kent Mind.
Continuing personal development in Working with Groups, Transactional Analysis in Organisations, Trauma, Working with Intrusive Thoughts and Sand Tray work.
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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
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
Cost per session:
£50 (individual) - 50 minutes
£75 (couple) - 60 minutes.
- Monday to Friday evening: 7 pm to 10 pm
- Saturday: 9 am to 8 pm.