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MBACP, Adolecsents, Adults, Perinatal mental health.

About me

The experience of truly feeling heard and accepted is something we rarely experience in life.  I know how scary it can feel to really open up about how you're feeling and through our work I can offer a space, so you feel safe to do that. I believe life can feel so much happier when we are able to talk about our more difficult feelings. I find it so rewarding helping my clients to see the joy of real connection that being our true selves can create. In our sessions, you don't need to feel uncomfortable telling me your story, my job is to help take away those feelings of guilt and shame.

 I worked for 9 years as a family worker, and I believe our early relationships have a huge impact on who we are as a person and the life struggles, we face. Often when we face big life changes it can be the first time, we realise how much we need to look back at our past experiences as they will continue to affect all our relationships throughout our lives.

I specialise in perinatal mental health and feel really passionately about supporting new Mums as I have 2 young children and know the shock we can feel during that transition, pregnancy isn't always glowing, birth isn't always beautiful, and breastfeeding isn't for everyone. We are now so overwhelmed with information, and it is so easy to feel like we are doing it wrong as everywhere we turn, we are reminded how well other Mums are doing. Being able to normalise how hard being a Mum is, how hard it can feel spinning so many new plates, how frustrating it can feel to be the default parent is something I want to share with as many Mums as possible.

I also work with adolescents in schools and have a background working in children's homes. I have worked with children struggling with issues including exam pressures, self-esteem, identity issues, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, family breakdown and race. The work is very different from adults, and I think they really complement each other as I understand both ends of the spectrum. I often find with adolescents I need to be more creative, but they often have far more insight into their mental health as they have grown up with words like anxiety and depression in their vocabulary in a way I never did. Recently I have done a lot of work with young people struggling with their identity and helping clients to feel confident with who they are is something I am passionate about.

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Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Bereavement Support Foundation course- Cruse
  • Introduction to Online and Telephone Counselling

Training:

  • Cruse Bereavement Care- Sudden and Traumatic Death 
  • Domestic Abuse Basic Training- Worth Services West Sussex
  • Safeguarding- WSCC
  • Parenting and Attachment- WSCC
  • PREVENT- Radicalisation training
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention training
  • Supporting Families with Multiple and complex needs
  • Children's workforce development Council Level 3 -2013
  • CSE- WSCC
  • BA- Journalism- University of East London 2009

Drug and alcohol training-Denial / Enabling Behaviour, Co-dependent relationships, Denial and Boundaries.- Pavilions- Drug and alcohol services Brighton. 2019.

Background:

I have worked for the past 10 years as a Family Worker and decided to re-train as a Person-Centred Counsellor because I felt I wasn't able to give my clients the time they needed to focus on their mental health. I wanted to specialise in working with parents because I have a huge wealth of experience surrounding the impact family systems have on all our relationships and I believe if I can help someone to communicate better then they will be able to do the same with their children.

My background is largely working with families who have experienced generational trauma and making the decision to break the cycle is so important. Trauma does not have to be a huge event though, it can just be more of a drip drip way of learning how we should be. Often having a child can be the catalyst that makes us realise how damaging our upbringing has been. Additionally, working with young people can be very different as they often have a good understanding of mental health issues and really struggle with the fact the school system and parents don’t always understand how difficult feelings, social media and identity are impacting them. I have helped them to understand how different the world is now.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation.

My sessions are £50 for a 50-minute session

The initial assessment appointment helps you to ascertain whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you, and able to meet your needs. I offer a short confidential chat prior to this where I invite you to ask any questions of me that you may have For those who might not have previously worked with an experienced Counsellor, I recognise that you may feel initially apprehensive and therefore will help you to feel at ease.

When I work

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My response to any message via phone, text or email is usually within the same day either to make an appointment or if there is a question regarding therapy you might wish to ask me.

Further information

How many sessions you may need is always difficult to answer, as it depends on how many issues we are exploring and healing may not always be a straightforward process.  However, I work ethically and respectfully and appreciate that therapy is an investment of both your time and money. Therefore, I will continuously review our work to see where you are with the therapy. If you are limited to how much you are able to spend financially, I can offer short term work (i.e. 6 sessions). Alternatively, if you feel you would like to work more long term with me, to explore things in more depth, this is something I can support you with too. 

Brighton, BN42

Brighton Consulting Rooms, 18A Clermont Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6SG

Type of session

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Types of client

Adults

Key details

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