About me

Welcome to my page

About me, I am a person-centred counsellor working with the Sara-Lee Trust in East Sussex, as well as having my own private practice in Bexhill-On-Sea. I foster a friendly, down to earth approach - working therapeutically together at your own pace.

My work is with a variety of ages with children, adolescents and young people. I am registered with the BACP, fully insured and regularly building on my knowledge through CPD and supervision. 

When I'm not working I love walks by the sea with my dog, spending time with my family and enjoy art and cooking. 

What can I offer?

As a starting point I offer a 30 minute consultation to discuss your needs and how I can offer emotional support. As an integrative counsellor, I am grounded in the person-centred approach whereby I am led by you as the expert in your life.  Alongside this I can offer Acceptance Commitment Therapy as an additional way of working, exploring your values.

How can my counselling approach help?

You may be at a point in your life where you would like emotional support beyond the scope of family and friends, overwhelmed by lots of difficult thoughts and feelings or trying to make sense of experiences or events that have happened in your life. Or you could be a parent that is struggling, and looking for someone to work with your child or adolescent. 

My room is based in Bexhill-On-Sea and I can offer counselling face to face, online or by phone.  Additionally I have an enhanced DBS and fully insured. 

I work with a range of common issues such as:

Anxiety/Depression, suicidal thoughts or feelings, self/harm, bereavement, pre-bereavement such as cancer or any life limiting illness, addiction, personality disorders, anger and frustration, school or work issues. This list is not exhaustive.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Brighton) this included working creatively which I use with both adults, child and adolescents.
  • FdSc in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Brighton)
  • Experience of working with young people as a school counsellor aged 11-16 years. Working with a range of complexities, including suicidal ideation and self-harm. 
  • Bereavement support worker with St Michael's Hospice and St Wilfred's Hospice, working with grief and bereavement.
  • Counsellor with the Sara-Lee Trust in Bexhill-On-Sea, with clients who have a life changing illness such as cancer and palliative care.
  • Volunteer counsellor with CGL in Eastbourne, working with substance mis-users using person-centred principles.
  • Volunteer counsellor with survivors of suicide through a community based counselling service - Sussex Community.

CPD is an important part of my professional obligation to ensure I am up to date and expanding my knowledge, my most recent interests have been:

  • Trauma - working with dissociation
  • Bereavement and complex grief
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Working with the body using acceptance commitment therapy
  • Acceptance Commitment therapy with adolescents
  • Acceptance commitment therapy with grief and trauma

I am registered with WPA as a practitioner, and can take payments from them if you have insurance and are eligible.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a 30 minute initial consultation for £20, thereafter my fee is £45 for 50 minutes - short term or long term counselling.

Availability

If you would like further details about my availability, please get in touch.

Further information

Please email me for further information and availability.

Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN40

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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