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BA (Hons), Dip. Couns., MBACP, MNCS (Accred), NLP Pract

About me

You may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or relationship problems, or bringing a particular issue such as addiction or depression; you may be looking to cope with some life event such as a bereavement, divorce, or redundancy; or you might be feeling unhappy, stuck in a rut or that you want more out of life. All of these things can be helped and supported by talking in a safe, confidential space, which in these times of Coronavirus will be online.

We will work one-to-one in weekly 50 minute sessions and can explore what might lie behind what you're feeling or certain behaviours, and what coping strategies might be appropriate.

I offer a first half an hour meeting free of charge, with no obligations.

I have particular experience of working with addiction and substance misuse. My training is in Transactional Analysis (TA) and NLP and while my focus is usually on shorter term work of between two and three months, we can of course meet for longer.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • MBACP
  • MNCS (Accred)
  • BA (Hons)
  • Certified NLP Practitioner
  • In private practice since 2012
  • Main training in TA (Transactional Analysis)
  • Three years voluntary work with Age Concern (now Age UK)
  • Two years voluntary work with CRI Brighton working with substance misuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

The initial free session is for half an hour and provides a no-strings opportunity to see if we might work together.

When I work

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Further information

  • I have a lot of experience working with older people through working as a volunteer with Age Concern (now Age UK).
  • I also worked for three years as a volunteer counsellor for those with addiction issues

The Practice Rooms, 160-162 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2DL

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Until further notice, all my sessions will be online via Zoom or via telephone, so there are no issues for wheelchair users.