I am a qualified counsellor working from the comfortable and calm environment of the Brighton Consulting Rooms, conveniently located for the Preston Park / Withdean area and Preston Park Station. (Please see below if you have mobility or other issues that make attending difficult)
As a Humanistic Counsellor with a solution-focused bias, I will work with you to towards your wish for understanding of your personal circumstances, and explore your resources for change or growth in a positive way. I offer a warm, friendly, safe and empathic therapy. This is a confidential service, my practice is supervised according to BACP guidelines and I maintain professional insurance.
So why would this be right for you? Perhaps you simply have a feeling that 'things' could feel better in some way. But human beings are complex, and also come to counselling with any of the issues that can impact on our sense of wellbeing including anxiety, depression, relationship and interpersonal issues, bereavement, problematic acohol or substance use (perhaps 'addiction') childhood abuse, OCD, and anger. I also work with unresolved issues resulting from being fostered or adopted as a child, or perhaps you are a carer.
Humanistic Counselling is very much based upon the experience and potential that each of us brings, and helps uncover a way forward that honours the experience of being in relationship. I have the hope, born of my experience, that counselling will help to identify a way of being that is more in line with who you feel you are, and want to be.
COUNSELLING IN YOUR HOME: If you have mobility problems or some other circumstance that genuinely makes travel intolerable or too difficult, it may be possible to arrange to visits your home or care home. We would still need an appropriately private, uninterrupted and calm environment, and visits are also dependent on your location.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (HONS 1st Class) Degree in Humanistic Counselling (University of Chichester)
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (University of Chichester)
Brief (CBT and Solution Focussed) Interventions - for problematic substance and alcohol use (SASS)
Counselling Skills Level III (University of Chichester)
Graduate Certificate in the Therapeutic Care of Children and Young People (University of Exeter)
Counselling Skills (West Sussex Institute of Higher Education)
Other client experience with:
Sussex Alcohol and Substance Misuse Service and CRI Counselling for people with problematic alcohol and drug use
Sage Counselling Service working with the elderly and those with mobility problems
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
HOME VISITS CAN BE ARRANGED
FOR COUNSELLING AT 'BRIGHTON CONSULTING ROOMS':
First session £40
Subsequent Sessions £50
FOR COUNSELLING IN YOUR HOME:
Fees will depend on where you live, but there will again be some reduction for your first session.
Cash or cheque please. Note: A discount may be available for a course of sessions if paid for in advance. This may suit you better, so please ask!
TRAVEL INFORMATION: (To 18a Clermont Rd)
By bus: Get off at Preston Park Hotel. Walk to the top, left hand side of Clermont Road adjacent to Preston Park Station.
By train: The Brighton Consulting Rooms are on the east (downhill) side of Preston Park Station.
By car: There is free parking in Clermont Road except for one hour between 12.00 midday and 1.00pm.