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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
HOME VISITS CAN BE ARRANGED
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|