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Counsellor to children, adolescents and adults

About me

I am a BACP registered humanistic counsellor, working from my room near Bexhill Station with young people and adults. I have a keen interest in ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) which involves working with your values, and helping you find meaning in your life - whilst acknowledging any presenting concerns.

I have previously worked with The Sara-Lee Trust in Bexhill, and I am part of Eggtooth in Hastings within secondary schools. 

Some presenting issues I work with are:

Anxiety/Depression, suicidal thoughts or feelings, self/harm, bereavement, pre-bereavement such as cancer or any life limiting illness,. This list is not exhaustive.

My work involves ongoing professional development to ensure I am up to date and current with the latest ways of working, this is done on a weekly/monthly basis.

If you would like to get in touch send me a message, I offer an initial 30 minute session for £20. I can offer either face to face or online counselling.

DBS - C7127149041

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


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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • 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.

When I work

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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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