I am a professional Integrative Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Coach for adults, couples and Youths. I offer face to face, on-line and telephone counselling. I have several years of counselling experience working with clients from differing cultures and backgrounds who may be struggling to cope in some way. My services are short term or long term therapy to Adults, Couples and Youths (16-19 yrs). I am flexible in working around work or college hours and varying shift patterns. I am now offering home counselling for couples with young family commitments (please enquire for details). I also offer clinical supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors.
My consulting room are based at a clinic in Haywards Heath and is easily accessible from surrounding areas including Burgess Hill, Horsham and Crawley.
My approach is very friendly and I have effectively managed to form strong working relationships with all my clients whilst giving them the space to explore their feelings in a confidential and non-judgemental setting. Some of the issues in counselling I specialise in are: Stress Management, Anxiety (incl. Paranoia & GAD), Depression, Trauma, Addictions, Thoughts of Suicide, Low Confidence, Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Exam Stress and Abuse. I believe that each issue a person has is very much to their own and sometimes being able to talk to someone in confidence can help to encourage emotional growth and furthermore make changes to their life situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, an MA London University in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have further Certification in Stress Management & coaching as well as being an Advanced trained CBT specialist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). I also see couples for relationship therapy and hold an accredited couples counselling Certificate trained by Relate. I also offer Supervision to practitioners and students. Due to the present national climate, I am now offering online sessions and discounted telephone sessions.
I have experience in working with adults and young people in a community NHS setting offering primary care counselling for clients with emotional, behavioural and social mental health problems.
Previous experience working with children & Families: primary school teacher, working for a charity helping young people and adults with learning difficulties both physical and sensory disabilities. Apart from working with a homeless charity and the Samaritans offering counselling to both, I worked for 15 years in the PR and Marketing industries for global private companies.
I have certification in Addiction therapies for, Eating Disorders, Substance abuse etc.,
I have also trained with the NHS Surrey Counselling Service and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of the British Psychological Society. I have further membership with the Society for coaching psychology and I am an Associate member with AREBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in Stress & Anxiety disorders as well as Anger Management and can help to control high stress levels which may be due to workplace pressures, school issues or life matters in general. I also see couples for relationships counselling and family and group work for all ages.
Concessions offered for
Sessions are 50 minutes long
Youths & Adults: £45 - £50
On-line counselling: £45 per 50 minute session
Telephone sessions - £30 for 30 minute session
* Concessions for: Students (on recognised diploma courses), and Retired.
* Discounts for paying in advance for block sessions (min 6 sessions)
Initial Consultation is £25.
Supervision: £40 Trainees, £50 for qualified practitioners
Mondays - Fridays days and evenings