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About me

I am a Humanistic counsellor working in a trauma-informed way.  I believe that although life can often be challenging, we all have an innate capacity to heal, grow and know what is right for us.  

I have a particular interest in the connections between the mind and body and in how the body stores many of our most traumatic memories. Throughout my work, I aim to help you integrate emotional changes on a somatic level.  I am currently nearing the end of the final year of a three-year course with Somatic Experiencing International. This approach draws on traditional wisdom about the body as well as on modern neuroscience to make sense of our human experiences.  

One definition of trauma is any experience that is too much, too fast, too soon, and for too long. These experiences often leave us feeling shaken and emotionally vulnerable. To cope with such situations, we go into ‘survival mode’ that may ultimately stop us from feeling fully alive.  Although we often sense that there is another way of relating to the world around us, we often feel stuck and unable to change on our own, hence the need to work with someone who understands the way trauma is processed in our body.

Non-judgement and kindness are at the heart of my way of working. I understand how important it is for my clients to work at their own pace, allowing them time to process and integrate each aspect of their experience before moving on or addressing more traumatic or difficult stories. I work in a non-directive way,  I do not advise, diagnose, or tell you what to do but rather aim to help you feel more grounded and develop a deeper understanding of yourself and help you find new, more integrated and easier ways of being. 

I have experience with a broad variety of issues including self/esteem,  eating disorder, body dysmorphia, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you want to know more about my work. I look forward to meeting you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor (MBACP) based in Brighton, East Sussex offering long and short term ,in person, video call and telephone counselling.

  • Third year student in Somatic Experiencing (Somatic experiencing International)
  • Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic counselling
  • BSc Psychology - Guildhall University (London)

Member organisations

BACP

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £30.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

From £30 to £55

I offer concessions for:

  • Low income    
  • Students          
  • Unemployed

I also offer a free 15 mins initial telephone or online session or a £35 (30 mins) face to face session.  This is an opportunity for us to meet and discover whether we could work together. 

Further information

BACP membership number:  388640

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online