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About me

Sometimes we find ourselves in difficult situations or facing problems which we struggle to manage on our own. It can however be difficult to ask for help or talk about some issues, particularly with those around you such as family and friends.  

There are many reasons that people seek counselling. It may be that you have recently suffered a difficult life event, lost a loved one, are suffering from health issues, have problems in your relationship(s), are suffering from anxiety/low self-esteem or are just struggling to live the life you wish. Counselling is not only for people who are in crisis and having a regular space to think and talk through issues with someone who is impartial can help to bring some clarity. 

I have extensive experience in working with many issues but particularly with anxiety, trauma, abuse and relationships.  I work with individuals (over 18)  and couples.

I can offer you a safe and confidential space to talk and think about matters away from the pressures of every day life. I will not give you "homework" or offer advice.  I will however help you to explore issues to try to find some understanding of what may be causing you difficulty and to find some clarity to achieve your own changes.

Appointments take place in my therapy room in Rustington or online via Zoom.

I am able to work with you on an open ended basis or for a fixed number of sessions.  Everyone's needs are different and we can discuss what will best work for you. Appointments are usually weekly at the same time each week. I am however aware that this is not always possible and can usually accommodate shift patterns.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. I am a registered member of BACP and accredited member of the National Counselling Society.

If you contact me by email, sometimes my response will go to your spam folders so could you please also provide a contact telephone number. I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of BACP.
Accredited member of National Counselling Society

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic) from a BACP accredited training facility.

Transactional Analysis TA101 certificate.

I continue to develop experience and expertise by way of further CPD training.

I have certificates including :

Working with couples


Eco therapy

Trauma and sexual abuse

Developmental Trauma

On site interventions in emergency situations

Introduction to deep bodywork/body psychotherapy

Perinatal Mental illness


Certificate in clinical supervision

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling.

Foundation for Infant Loss training

One year training in Hypnotherapy (not currently practising).

20 years experience working in family law dealing with Divorce, separation, family, children and domestic violence issues.

Experienced in working with young people aged 12- 18 although not currently working with people under age 18.

Member organisations


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

Health issues

identity issues

Photos & videos


From £55.00 to £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals 50 minute sessions - £55

Couples 1 hour sessions £70 or 1.5 hours minutes £100

Some concessions may be available, depending on circumstances and I would be happy to discuss this with you.

Payments can be made by card or bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments Monday - Thursday 9am to 7pm

Friday 9am to 12 pm

Rustington, West Sussex, BN16

Type of session

In person

Types of client


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