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Integrative Psychotherapist, Menopause counselling

About me

Hello, I am empathic, attentive and curious about you and what brings you to therapy.

I offer you the opportunity to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential setting, either in person in Hove or online.

As a qualified Integrative psychotherapist, I offer long and short term psychotherapy. I have additional qualifications in using the Arts in the therapeutic space, if this is something you would like to engage with.

I can provide help to men and women experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment issues, life transitions, single and step-parenting, and the psychological and emotional impact of the menopause on women and their families (a long neglected issue).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in the therapeutic application of the Arts in therapy and education
  • Diploma in nursing (RGN)

As a qualified nurse with over 25 years experience, mainly in an Emergency setting, I have had the privilege of witnessing all stages of life, from before birth until after death. This has enabled me to gain a deep insight into the psychological and emotional experience of being human, often in response to unexpected physical injury or illness.

I have come to believe that we cannot hope to separate psyche (mind) from soma (body) if we are to lead truly healthy lives. This belief in the importance of integration influenced my decision to explore the path of becoming an integrative psychotherapist. An integrative approach allows for a dynamic and flexible way of working, drawing on various different therapeutic models so that the therapy can be tailored to suit the clients individual needs, rather than there being a “one size fits all” approach.

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).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Menopause and Perimenopause
  • Parenting issues
  • “The Decider” Life Skills 

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

When I work

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Appointments may be available on other days/times. Please ask at our initial meeting. 

Hove Counselling And Psychotherapy, 148 Portland Road, Hove, Sussex, BN3 5QL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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My therapy room is accessed by 2 flights of stairs, so unfortunately it is not accessible to people with mobility issues. I am, however, seeing clients online, where this is preferred or necessary.

Online platforms

Zoom