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Person Centred Therapist

About me

Life can be complex and difficult and the navigation of the tricky times can sometimes feel overwhelming, choosing to work with me will hopefully open up the possibility of seeing a clearer path forwards.  I will listen to all that you want to say without judgement but with kindness and consideration. The therapy session will be your time to be heard and supported.  It could be that you are feeling anxious and that unhelpful thoughts are getting in the way of your every day life.  Or maybe you feel depressed and lacking in motivation to engage with the world.  Some people come into counselling because life has taken an unexpected and difficult turn, talking about what is happening with an experienced counsellor like me, can be hugely beneficial.  If you come to see me, together we will unpack the difficulties and allow you the space and time to learn more about yourself and how things could be different.

I know that finding the right therapist can be challenge; it is helpful to find someone you trust and with whom you can build a relationship. I offer a discounted introductory session so that you have the chance to get to know me a little before starting therapy and check you feel comfortable.  I would also be happy to have a chat on the phone to discuss what I can offer. Give me a call 07771 506070.

Training, qualifications & experience

My original career was in advertising and during this time I worked for the Samaritans.  Having started my new career in 2011, I was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling by the University Of Brighton in 2016. I also have a certificate in online and telephone counselling.

I have considerable experience of working with those who have experienced pregnancy related loss. In this area I work with individuals and couples.  I work as a humanistic person centered counsellor. I adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals. I am fully insured. I think it is important to keep learning and therefore make sure I attend as much professional development opportunities and training courses as possible.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £50 per session for individuals and £60 for bereavement counselling for couples. I offer a discounted first session to make sure the everyone is comfortable.

I also offer a small number of low-cost counselling places per week - please contact me if this applies to you.

When I work

Daytime sessions available.

Further information

I am back working a Covid secure setting at Hove Therapy rooms but will continue to offer online and telephone counselling.

Hove Therapy Rooms, Second Floor, 69 Church Road, Hove, Sussex, BN3 2BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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