I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic (Psychodynamic) Counsellor, working in private practice in Hunston, just outside Chichester. I work within the Chichester, Bognor and wider West Sussex areas, with both adults and young people, and have completed safeguarding children training.
I am also a Volunteer Counsellor for a local counselling charity, and previously worked with a young person's counselling service.
Counselling provides a safe and confidential space into which you can bring issues which are leaving you struggling and conflicted.
Talking to someone outside your immediate circle, who can offer an objective perspective on your situation, can help you to feel heard, recognise patterns of behaviour, and work things through without fear of reprisal, judgement or guilt. It can help to clarify your thinking, address any obstacles you are creating and enable clearer decision-making and a more positive outlook and feeling of self-worth.
The number of sessions needed will vary from individual to individual; I can work within the framework of a pre-agreed number of sessions, or on a more open-ended basis. In the first session, we will talk about the nature of your presenting problem and your expectation of how much time you wish to commit. If you wish to commit on a longer-term basis, we will review after 6 weeks to assess progress to date, and decide on the future path. Subsequent reviews will then be held at pre-agreed intervals.
Essentially, you are the master of your own counselling: it is your choice to come in the first place, and to then decide how much change has to be effected in order for the work to feel complete.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic (Psychodynamic) Counselling.
- Certificate in Assessing Clients for Counselling.
- Certificate in Time Focused Therapy.
- Enhanced Disclosure Certificate (DBS check).
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
£45 per 50 minute session. Reduced rates are available depending on circumstances.
Initial assessment cost £35 for one hour session.
If you email or leave a message on my mobile phone, I will endeavour to respond to you as soon as I can.