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, particularly from those around you, such as family and friends. It can be really helpful to have the opportunity to discuss issues with someone who is not involved in your day to day life.
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. It may be that you are feeling a bit lost and just don't really know who you are or want to be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues. I work with individuals and couples.
In counselling I can offer you a safe and confidential environment where you can talk about issues with someone who is impartial and non-judgmental. I can offer you a 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 Littlehampton Town Centre.
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.
In addition to to traditional format of one to one Counselling, sometimes it can be helpful to take the counselling outside of a therapy room and if you would like to do so, I am able to offer "walk and talk" sessions. This would involve a 50 minute session walking or sitting in a quiet spot on the beach. Initial sessions will however always take place in the therapy room.
I am a qualified counsellor and 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.
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
Trauma and sexual abuse
On site interventions in emergency situations
Introduction to deep bodywork/body psychotherapy
Perinatal Mental illness
Certificate in clinical supervision
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.
Experieced in working with young people aged 12- 18 although not currently working with people under age 18.
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals 50 minute sessions - £50
Couples 1 hour sessions £65 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.