Dip. TA Practice MBACP
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I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, including teenagers and couples and can offer evening and weekend appointments.
I am a registered provider with WPA and Cigna Healthcare providers.
Sessions are available face to face or via Zoom,Skype,FaceTime,WhatsApp or phone .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)
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
From £55.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session
I can provide some low cost counselling at my Lewes practice or online.
Fees -£55-£70 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 and evening appointments.
When I work
Appointments available day and evenings.
I have decades of experience in both the corporate and the and public sector and regularly provide high level executive coaching and mentoring.