I provide counselling for adults and young people at my home in Hanover Brighton where I run a small private practice. Alongside this I also work at The Rock Clinic, a private psychotherapy clinic, the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and the Academy of Creative Training. I trained as a person-centred, integrative counsellor and have been practising since 2003. Lately I have become interested in Gestalt and mindfulness. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical framework. I also am a qualified supervisor and see student and qualified supervisees.
Life is uncertain and difficult and we will inevitably face losses:a relationship breaks up, those who are close to us die, we become ill, we maybe face redundancy, or lose interest in and love of life. Talking to someone who is trained in the workings of the mind can be helpful and consoling. No advice is offered - counselling helps in that you can tell your story and be actively listened to, Being fully heard without judgement may facilitate a fuller understanding of yourself and help you to find your own way to live your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
2011 - post graduate certificate supervision
2002 - post graduate diploma counselling
1996 - advanced certificate in counselling
Since 2002 I have worked with adults with a range of presenting issues from relationship difficulties, eating disorders, self esteem issues to bereavement, illness and sexual addiction. I have done a lot of work with young people in secondary school and at college - I work at BIMM Institute and the Academy of Creative Training and see students from 17
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
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
60 minute counselling - £50
Low cost - £35
Counselling students - £40
Student supervisees - £40
Supervision - £50
When I work
I am available 9-7pm Monday to Thursday