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About me

Hi and welcome, I offer online counselling. A little about me. I began my therapeutic journey as a client exploring my own healing regarding childhood trauma, dependencies and identity. I was able to explore my blocks and difficulties and make sense of them whilst receiving compassion and understanding from my therapist. This experience enabled me to move forward and inspired me to offer that non judgemental experiential support to others.  

I have completed The London Gestalt Centre's, Diploma in Counselling and their intensive training on group facilitation, dynamics and interventions. I have completed an international course, working with the inner child from a Gestalt perspective and several other training courses. Due to the national pandemic I completed a certificate in online counselling.

In addition I have over 25 years of experience working for a leading National Mental Health Charities, Adolescent services, Women's counselling service, The NHS, Drug and Alcohol services alongside developing my own private practice

The aim of my counselling practice is to offer you a safe and confidential space. To mindfully, support your knowledge of the causes of concerns so you can discover what to change, accept and move forward. When dialogue becomes painful and difficult we can explore other creative styles that may suit you. I have a strong ethos with supporting clients to explore their inner boundaries, therefore allowing and empowering you to find your own inner therapist.

I can help with:

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am highly trained and experienced in using Gestalt Therapy to help people who experience problematic thoughts, feelings. Are you feeling stuck shame. Struggling with addictions, and repeated patterns of behaviours. Complex PTSD, Co-dependency, sex and love addiction, attachment and abandonment issues. Sugar addiction body and food related issues. Cultural difference and identity including stigma and shadism. Depression, and guilt. Disabilities & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Bereavement and loss LGBTQ+ over 50 experiencing loss, detachment, grief and isolation.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am highly trained and experienced in using Gestalt Therapy. I support people who experience problematic thoughts, feelings of being stuck, toxic shame, addictions, repeated patterns of behaviours, Complex PTSD, Co-dependency, sex and love addiction, attachment and abandonment issues. cultural difference and identity. I deliver groups and have completed The London Gestalt Centre’s, intensive training on group facilitation, dynamics and interventions, alongside my counselling qualification. 

I have completed international training, Working with the inner child from a Gestalt perspective. I have completed several other training courses and due to the national pandemic, I completed a certificate in telephone and online counselling. 

I have experience working for a leading National Mental Health Charity,  young person services, The NHS, Drug and Alcohol services and developing my own private practice spanning over 25 years.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

When I work

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Please call to discuss as the hours are flexible depending on availability. 

Worthing, West Sussex, BN11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Doxy
Zoom