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Registered Member UKCP/BACP

About me

We are currently facing unprecedented times. Anxiety and fear will be present. These are appropriate feelings in times of uncertainty. First and foremost, we all need to look after ourselves and our immune systems. As of 19.3.20 I have transferred my practice online via Zoom. I am also available in Brighton/Hove for outdoor 'walk/talk' sessions weather permitting.

Please email to request an initial session to discuss what you are looking for in counselling and how I can help. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, loneliness, loss, issues around relationships (self/other), life transitions and questions around identity. I am trauma informed.

My message to anyone reading this who is feeling anxious. Take time to enjoy the small gifts you have access to in the here and now; A cup of warm tea, a ray of sunlight, a trickle of rain water sliding down a window pane, a walk in nature, the ability to follow your breath in and out. Monitor any excessive time spent on 'news' channels and social media. When we learn how to calm our internal systems, we can find the strength and wisdom to move forward, whatever challenge we face.

My work as a Psychotherapist is informed by an Integrative approach. This means I work with the inherent value of each individual. It is a conversational, holistic process which considers the whole person and not just their symptoms. There are many different models and approaches. I am interested in finding out what works for you.

I am registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their codes of practice and ethics.

I am available for short term (solution focused) or open-ended work.
Counselling is not a cure, yet I believe that the work that we do together can be potentially life changing. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advance Diploma/MA (Level 7) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy I trained at the Minster Centre in Queens Park, NW6, aligning with their values which is to honour and respect the individual while recognising that we all have a responsibility within the wider social fabric of our communities.

I have worked with individuals and groups from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds within a variety of respected therapeutic services. These include the private sector, primary care (NHS/IAPTUS Lambeth), a primary residential detox facility and a secondary addiction inpatient and outpatient service.

I have designed and delivered workshops and collaborated on a bespoke programme for individuals and groups in treatment for addiction.

I also have experience working with the following areas:

  • Anxiety/Stress/Panic Attacks/Agoraphobia
  • Bereavement, Loss, Complex Grief
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Dependency issues (alcohol, substances, sex, internet, relationships, romance and gambling)
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self-esteem, low self worth
  • Work related issues such as redundancy
  • Life transitions
  • Physical health issues including serious illness.
  • Personal development
  • Relationship and familial issues
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Mood changes
  • Lack of motivation

CPD and Additional Training

  • Domestic Violence
  • Psychiatric Diagnosis and the use of drugs
  • Gender Diversity
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Suicide and Self Harm
  • Sex and Love Addiction
  • 12 Step recovery process

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

12 step recovery


Additional information

My initial consultation/assessment fee is £60.
Fees: £75 (per hour)

I work with individuals (18+ years old).

I offer short (solution focused) or long-term (open-ended) work.

If you wish to continue after our initial consultation we will negotiate the length of time depending on whatever you wish to work on.

When I work

Online: Tues - Thurs 8am-6pm

Also available for outdoor 'walk/talk' sessions in Hove.

Further information

Fear, anxiety and hopelessness impacts our physical, mental and emotional health affecting all areas of our present lives. Talking helps. The therapeutic relationship is different to the relationships we have outside the therapy room. I am here to listen to you. Being seen and heard and having your words reflected back can be useful in learning how to communicate better with the people in your life, be it family, friends or work colleagues.

Finding the right counsellor/therapist is key.

As an integrative a practitioner, I use a range of different therapeutic approaches negotiated with you to best fit your needs.

60 Lansdowne Place, Hove, Sussex, BN3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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