I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, including teenagers and couples and can offer evening and weekend appointments.
Sessions are available via Skype,FaceTime,WhatsApp or phone until it is safe to meet face to face .I have many years of delivering counselling online and by phone.
I will offer you the opportunity to talk openly in a confidential and secure environment and I will listen carefully, empathetically and without judgement. I will treat you with respect and integrity and will tailor my therapeutic approach to support the changes you wish to make to the way you think, feel and behave and the ways you relate to others.
I have many years experience of working with many conditions, including anxiety,health anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder,depression, phobias,loss,domestic abuse, relationship difficulties and family issues, trauma and addictions,those with bi polar or on the autistic spectrum.
My therapeutic background is Transactional analysis which is a theory of personality, communication and development. I incorporate other techniques into my work including CBT techniques where appropriate.I am also a member of BACP.
I offer a free initial meeting to see if I am the right person for you and I do offer concessions to those facing financial difficulty.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my 4 years Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy,I have additional specialised training in Alcohol & Substance Misuse Problems, Trauma and Recovery including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,Attachment Disorders,Learning Disabilities,Autism and Aspergers.
I have extensive experience of working;
In private practice seeing a wide variety of individuals and couples.
With young people including providing counselling to 13-18 year olds in a school.
Working in the field of alcohol and substance misuse counselling both privately and in an organisational setting providing counselling in partnership with the NHS in Sussex and Brighton & Hove.
I am the founder of a low cost counselling service for survivors of domestic abuse and co-founder of a specialist alcohol counselling service in Sussex.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I can provide some low cost counselling at my Lewes practice or via Skype.
Fees -£50-£60 per session for individuals (depending on appointment time ) and £65-£75 for couples but as I said I do have some slots each week for low cost counselling for those facing financial difficulties or wanting long term counselling, so do please call me to discuss.
I offer a free meeting for individual therapy to see if I am the right person for you to work with.
I offer daytime,evening and some weekend appointments.
I have decades of experience in both the corporate and the and public sector and regularly provide high level executive coaching and mentoring.