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About me

Welcome! I congratulate you on taking the first step on your personal journey. I will help you find and develop the tools you need to change and live a life you can engage with more fully. My down-to -earth approach allows you to be at ease in a comfortable setting. My passion is helping you find solutions, become more centred and learn better-coping tolls so you can live your best life. Most people come to counselling because they need help sorting something out. This can come in the form of a personal crises, relationship issues, challenges at work or school, or life transitions such as a divorce, retirement, a care-giving role, or coping with death. Let me help you on your healing journey and personal counselling path.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and integrate Solution Focused Therapy into work with clients. I earned my degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Santa Barbara.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spiritual exploration
Women's issues/support


Additional information

50 pounds per session

Further information

I practice Mindfulness, meditation and integrate these tools into my therapeutic framework.

Naldred Farm Offices, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XR

Type of session

In person