We all need help from time to time, and sometimes it's difficult to ask family or friends because we may feel like a burden, ashamed, afraid, or any number of reasons.
Sometimes we need a space without judgement, dictation, or the boundaries of social niceties; we need a space to safely explore our feelings - be they sadness, anxiety, depression, fear, feelings of being 'wrong' or 'uncomfortable'.
I can provide this space, and be with you on your journey of self-exploration and awareness. I don't have all the answers, but I can help you find them with empathy and kindness, answering your call for help with an open door, open mind, and helpful hand.
I offer counselling sessions face to face in Worthing, online via Zoom or by telephone. I currently have availability on Thursday and Friday daytime, and some availability in the evenings for online sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work according to the psychodynamic model which means we look at past experiences and how they have shaped the present. In exploring, processing and understanding the past, we can shed the mould that this has placed on us, enabling us to grow into a true way of being ourselves.
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (BACP Approved Course)
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Theory and Skills
- BA (Hons) Developmental Psychology
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, requiring me to adhere to their code of conduct and ethical framework.
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
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
£50 per session - each session lasts 50 minutes
When I work
Sessions are weekly or fortnightly. Face to face sessions take place in Worthing; I have limited availability for face to face sessions in the evenings, but can offer online or telephone.
I offer counselling over the telephone, online via Zoom or in person in Worthing. Leave me a message, text or email me with your name and contact information and I will get back to you so we can arrange a free introductory session.
This session will take around an hour carried out by Zoom or over the telephone, this gives you the opportunity to get a sense of who I am and whether you would be comfortable working with me. We will briefly discuss your needs and expectations of counselling and whether I am the right counsellor for you. Following this I will go over the counselling contract, collect some background information and we can set a date to start our sessions. Your introductory session does not mean you have to continue counselling with me- it is an opportunity for us both to assess the other and you are under no obligation should you feel that I am not the counsellor for you.