People are often drawn to counselling as there is a desire to create change in the areas where we feel dissatisfied or unfulfilled. Counselling is an opportunity to address the aspects of life which we feel are no longer serving us. This can be challenging and courageous, my role is to support you through this process.
I offer a safe and confidential space where we will explore your areas of concern, going at your pace so we can form a trusting and solid foundation on which to work together. I focus on you as an individual and your personal experience, away from any labels.
The advantage of my integrative therapy is versatility. I work with you flexibly and support your expression, however that looks and feels for you. Traditionally, this is through words and speaking, at times you may also be drawn to; writing, art, movement, meditation, music or embodiment practices.
Collaboratively we will build deeper levels of awareness and understanding in the areas you choose. My approach is to guide and assist in empowering you to find your own answers and way forward in life. The way we work together is always a choice and taken at your pace.
As well as my private practice, I run a regular Eating Disorder support group and short-term groups for areas such as anger management, anxiety, self-esteem, emotional regulation and bereavement/loss.
I believe the mind and the body are connected in a very powerful way. I have a particular interest in working with individuals who want to feel more comfortable within their body.
I come from a corporate background and understand the pressures of life. I see firsthand how counselling and wellbeing have the power to change how we experience ourselves and the world around us.
I am committed to my profession and my personal development. I ensure that I attend regular training events to continue to broaden my knowledge in my field.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a holistic approach which is centred around the individual I am working with. I integrate humanistic theories such as; Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I support creative expression and open relating.
I work with a range of life issues such as; anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, stress, loss, relationship issues, work related stress, abuse, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, body image, anger, shame, substance misuse, sexuality, general personal development. I have a particular interest in working with individuals who want to feel more comfortable within their body.
- Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling - Wealden Institute of Psychology
- Level 2 & 3 Counselling - Brighton and Hove City College
- NLP Practitioner
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer 50 minute sessions at £45.00.
My aim is to make counselling affordable to all, should you be a student, low income or unemployed, I have a few spaces where I can offer a reduced fee.
I believe that finding the right therapist is fundamental to your counselling process. Therefore, should you have any questions or queries before we begin to work together, I am happy to explore these with you.
I offer a free 15 minute consultation over the phone.
I am available to work online if this is your preference.