If you are reading this, you have already taken a big step by considering that you may be helped by counselling. Everyone struggles with life from time to time and talking to someone who is not a close friend or family member can help. Counselling is not just beneficial when faced with an emotional crisis but also if you are considering or struggling with changes in your life or just feel ‘stuck in a rut’.
I am a Humanistic Integrative counsellor, this means I use a range of methodologies to be able to tailor a therapeutic approach to best suit your needs. I will not give you advice nor will I tell you what to do but instead I will work with you to explore your feelings and understand your behaviours, empowering you to decide what changes you would like to make to reach your goals.
I offer you a safe place to talk. I will listen to you without judgement. You are free to be open and honest as our sessions are confidential. Together we will look at what you are concerned about and gain an understanding of how best to move forward.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I have worked in the pressurised world of Information Technology and I appreciate the stresses and demands that can be part of everyday life. I have also experienced first-hand the benefits that counselling can bring during times of vulnerability.
Choosing to come for counselling can be very daunting and finding a counsellor you are happy to work with can be hard. To make this a little easier, I offer a 30 minute introduction session at a reduced rate of £10. This is an opportunity for us both to get to know each other, for you to ask any questions and to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute
Also work as a counsellor for Macmillan Cancer Services at Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.
Previously worked as a counsellor at St. Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley.
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
£50 for a 50 minute session.