Dip. Couns, MBACP (Reg) EMDR Practitioneer
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Hello and welcome. I understand that making the decision to come into therapy can be daunting; it can seem almost like a formal acknowledgment that things in your life are not exactly as you would like them.
Despite the emotional challenges involved in reaching out for support, the acknowledgment of your problems can be the first step in solving them.
How I work
As a qualified Humanistic Integrative therapist. I have blended many of the most potent ingredients, from differing modalities. At the heart of my practice are the Holistic therapies; Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person-Centered Therapy. Blended together with, Solution Focused Therapy. Including the scientifically proven, cutting edge research into couples counselling, based on published studies from John Gottman’s research Institute
Underpinning, my practice is Poly Vagal Theory. Having studied under the much-acclaimed trauma clinician and consultant Deb Dana LCSW. Author of The Polyvagal Theory in Practice. Based on the 40 years of published research, into the origins and various functions, of the Vagus nerve by Stephen W Porges, PhD.
I specialize in working with all aspects of addiction, including, Substance Misuse, Gambling, Technology & Gaming. I am also a trauma trained EMDR Practitioner, working with complex trauma, panic attacks, anxiety and PTSD, after studying at the EMDR Training & Trauma Therapy Centre London.
I also incorporate mindfulness, meditation and experiential approaches into my practice.
Providing, an atmosphere of safety, support and empathy, facilitating trust. Allowing, you to safely explore your feelings, beliefs and thoughts without fear of judgment. I do not act as an authority figure; rather, the relationship between you and the myself is one of equals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from the Wealden Institute of Psychology. Certificate in EMDR Therapy and Coaching, EMDR Centre London. Certificate in Couples Counselling, Dunamis Crowborough.
I have my own Private Practice at Priory Park, Blackham Court Withyham, Where I see clients face to face. I have a broad depth of working with clients experiencing Anxiety, Addiction, Low self-esteem, Relationship Issues, Substance Misuse, Domestic violence, Sexual and Psychological abuse, Trauma, PTSD, Panic Attacks, Depression, Flashbacks.
I have lived and worked with people who identify from many differing gender, cultural, socio-economic and diverse environments.
Working, in several drug and alcohol recovery units in south London. Taking additional training in Volatile Substance Misuse, while working with clients in Non-Residential Medically Assisted Recovery and harm reduction programs. I have volunteered in a hospice environment, working with clients experiencing. Pre-bereavement (Anticipatory Grief) and bereavement.
You can email, text or call me to arrange an initial no obligation meeting where we can discuss what you're looking for and you can ask me any questions you may have. If you choose to work with me, we'll then set up a regular weekly time to meet.
I offer long and short term face to face counselling in the Crowborough area.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£55.00 per session
I offer some reduced rate slots for people on low income, please enquire if this is appropriate to you.
When I work
Weekdays 9-5pm. Some evening sessions also available. Weekends, Saturdays 8am-1pm.