I am a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice in Chichester, working with a broad range of client issues. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space in which you can talk about and explore your feelings freely; working together to find ways forward, locating the resources and strength within yourself to address your difficulties.
I am a Humanistic therapist, and believe that building an empathic, genuine, and trusting relationship with my clients, and providing an understanding and accepting environment, are fundamental to achieving a positive outcome. I am non-directive, which means that you choose what to talk about, and what we will work together with, in each session.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Professional Conduct Procedures described therein.
How I work
I work primarily in the Chichester area, providing both long-term or short-term therapy. I believe that the quality of the relationship you develop with your counsellor plays a vital role in bringing about a successful outcome for your therapy. Each therapist will have their own approach, based on their specific learning, experiences and expertise. Initially training as a Humanistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I typically follow a ‘Person Centred’ and ‘Solution-Focussed’ approach, but ultimately seek to find the way of working that best meets your particular personal needs.
I am very happy to work therapeutically with creative arts (such as painting, drawing and writing), and with unconscious material such as dreams. This creative approach can be particularly effective to aid healing for clients who have difficulty locating the source of their difficulties, or who cannot speak easily about their feelings or experiences.
What I offer
Because choosing the right therapist to meet your individual needs is important, I provide a free 30 minute initial appointment, to enable us to decide whether I would be the right therapist for you. (Sometimes, clients will wish to meet with a number of therapists before choosing the one that feels right for them.)
I work with adults, children and adolescents, often working creatively through arts and play therapy.
I understand it can be difficult to fit counselling appointments around work or family commitments, so I offer flexible appointments, including evenings. I am also able to provide sessions by phone or online (e.g. Skype).
Training, qualifications & experience
University of Chichester (2013 - 2017): BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (1st class)
International NLP Trainers Association (2015): Diploma in Neuro-linguistic Programming
University of Chichester (2013 - 2015): Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Distinction)
CPD courses since 2015 include:
- Counselling Young People with Depression
- Understanding and Working with Trauma
- Creative Arts in Counselling
- Painting from the Heart (Art Therapy)
- Young People and Suicide
- Painting from the Heart (Art Therapy)
- Child Trauma and Dissociation (BICTD)
- Young Carers’ Awareness
- Child’s Internal World (Art Therapy)
- Sexualised Trauma
- School Counselling Safeguarding Research
- Safeguarding Refresher
- Working With Themes Around Adoption
- Therapeutic Models for Short-Term Working
- Integrating Artwork Into Your Counselling Practice (BACP)
- Working with Clients’ Dreams
- Family Therapy & Family Dynamics
- Art in the Therapy Room
- Polyvagal Theory in Action
- The Body Keeps the Score
- Working Online with Children (Yourspace)
- Shame And Self-Loathing In The Treatment Of Trauma
- Polyvagal Theory
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Developmental trauma in children
- Domestic abuse
- Family issues
- Panic disorder
- Transgender issues and transitioning.
£45 per 50 minute session.
I provide a free 30 minute initial appointment. Please click here to send me an email or call me on: 07542 595870 if you would like to arrange this.