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About me

Starting counselling can feel like a daunting journey. I am here to help provide you with the support you need to process your thoughts and feelings and explore how you might move forward in your life.  I am calm, non-judgemental and accepting of you and your experiences and am here to listen to and help with whatever is on your mind.

While counselling can be challenging at times, I will provide you with the support you need to unpack your feelings, thoughts or behaviours.  While it may not seem likely to you at the moment, counselling can also be a huge relief – as well as helping to deal with concrete problems and distress, people can experience profound change and growth too.

I undertake short-term work, and open-ended or longer-term work.  I understand that not everyone can travel to see a counsellor and so in some cases I can offer counselling online, by telephone, or through home visits.

Training, qualifications & experience

Alongside my private practice, I work as a counsellor in a large hospice in the South East, and for a charity supporting people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.  I have also worked as a counsellor for a charity supporting carers.

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling from the BACP-accredited Wealden Psychology Institute, and have undertaken a wide range of further training, including:

  • loss and bereavement
  • working with death
  • childhood and adult trauma
  • recovery
  • adult development
  • loneliness
  • stress management
  • suicide
  • pain
  • dementia
  • autism

In my role as a Visiting Professor at UCLan, I also undertake research into various aspects of mental health and wellbeing, and help organisations such as the NHS, Mind, Alzheimer's Society, local government, and local charities to improve their services.  This work deepens my understanding of mental wellbeing and helps me to integrate approaches and ideas from a wide range of disciplines into my counselling work.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I am a member of the BACP's Older People Expert Reference Group.  I have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and I am fully insured.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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

  • Grief and loss
  • Recovery
  • Life changes
  • Identity
  • Meaning and purpose
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling stuck

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Fees

Additional information

It is important that you find the right counsellor for you - someone who you feel understands you, and someone you can connect with.

I offer a free first session in which we can discuss a little about what is going on for you and what you want from counselling.  This gives you the chance to ask any questions you might have and to see if I am the right counsellor/therapist for you.

I charge £40 per session.  I offer some discounted slots for people who would not otherwise be able to access counselling.

Further information

Location

My private practice is based in the Fiveways/Preston Park area of Brighton.  Car parking is available on nearby meters at a cost of £1 per hour.  The area is served by the 5B bus route, and the nearest railway station is London Road.  Brighton station and Preston Park station are also within walking distance.

Contact

You can email me or call me on 07947 754597.  If I am unable to take your call, please leave me a message and let me know if it is ok to call you back.  If you have a preferred time of day for me to call you, please let me know and I will do my best to contact you then.

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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