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Do you worry about burdening those around you ?
Life can throw many different challenges for us to make our way through. It can leave us feeling lost, anxious, stuck, guilty, or frustrated. These feelings can be hard to share with those around us. Perhaps it is because you worry about how someone may respond, that they may take on your worry, or you may feel judgment from them. Maybe where your worry is that they will point you in a direction you are not sure is for you.
Counselling can give you a space and time to process your feelings and focus on yourself being able to share your feelings about the struggles you have.
Would you like to be able to have a different way to view things ?
By having the chance to talk through things it can help identify and see things clearly. It could be that you find yourself feeling like there is too much to do and not enough time. This maybe because you said yes to too many things, it could feel you are unable to say no because you feel like you are letting people down. Maybe it leaves you feeling guilty and this is common when someone struggles to say no.
I believe having therapy helps to recognise the choices that are there and how a better balance into life can be introduced.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Humanistic Counsellor. I undertook my training at the University of Brighton. In practice I draw on theories including person-centred, existential principles and Transactional Analysis.
I hold a certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling, this was studied through Counselling Tutor. I have completed an Autism Awareness level 2 certificate and recently focused on some bereavement workshops.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I practice within their ethical framework.
I am a counsellor with special interest, and extensive experience, in supporting people who care for others. Caring for someone else is looking after needs of another person when they are unable to do it for themselves. I have offered counselling support to a range of caring roles, such as parents, someone with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Autism, someone with a mental health issue, drug and alcohol issue or learning difficulties.
In the past I have volunteered for Carers Support West Sussex, Brighton and Hove Mind and a local low cost counselling service.
I continue to update my practice through attending seminars, courses, workshops, networking with other professionals, reading books, papers and outcomes of research. I am on the Committee of a local network of practicing counsellors and psychotherapists, which I currently hold the role as Secretary.
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
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
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
The first, no obligation, session is at an introductory price of £20.
Session fees are £50.
When I work
I do currently have some limited availability to start in May 2022.
I work with individuals aged 16+
I offer face to face appointments in Shoreham town centre (BN43), I can talk you through COVID safety and more about the location if you would like to get in touch.
I offer online counselling sessions through Zoom and sessions on the telephone. This makes it accessible from home wherever you are and there is no need to worry about leaving your home.
If you phone me and I am unavailable to answer please do leave a message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I aim to answer enquiries usually within 48 hours, please remember to double check your junk mail in case my reply heads there.