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I am based in Lewes, near Brighton, East Sussex and I am a qualified counsellor with a diploma in Gestalt Counselling. As a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I work within their professional and ethical guidelines to ensure good practice and a safe, comfortable environment for my clients.
I work in a confidential, respectful, sensitive and intuitive way with an emphasis on understanding your world and what works for you. I seek to support you in an uncritical way and encourage you to explore areas of difficulty and face challenges if and when you feel ready.
I trained in Counselling at Birkbeck College, Goldsmiths College and The Gestalt Centre, London.
Over the years I have worked as a counsellor in a G.P.’s surgery in London specialising in bereavement and loss and at Victoria Hospital in Lewes as a counsellor for Action for Change.
For many years I have been involved in the field of personal development and have trained in Canada, New York and the UK. My studies have included Gestalt therapy, Bereavement, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Awareness and Mindfulness training, Group Therapy, Drug and Alcohol Counselling, Meditation, Reflexology, Drama Workshops and developing potential in community projects.
Also, over the years and throughout my training I have received many hours of personal and group therapy which, I feel, enriches my skills as a counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Gestalt Counselling, Gestalt Centre, London.
- Certificate in Person Centred Counselling, Goldsmiths College, London.
- Certificate in Counselling Theory, Birkbeck College, London.
- Drug and alcohol Counselling Certificate, Action for Change, Hastings.
- Certificate in Bereavement Counselling, Lewisham Bereavement service, London.
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
- Initial sessions are free.
- Subsequent sessions are £40 per hour.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.