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About me

As a humanistic relational therapist, I focus upon the Gestalt approach to therapy, exploring the here and now. I work closely with my clients to build a safe and supportive relationship to explore their true selves in a non-judgemental and confidential space. I undertook 3-years of rigorous training, taught at the MSc level, qualifying with a diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London. My background before this is in Traditional Chinese Medicine and bodywork, with over 20-years of experience. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical framework and guidelines. 

Having worked with people of all ages and walks of life, I have extensive experience. I work in private practice and also within mental health services. I worked for several years in a specialist service for the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, I volunteer in mental health services within the NHS.

There are many reasons people come for therapy. Some of the areas I have experience working with include; anxiety, depression, attachment and early relational trauma, feeling stuck, low self-esteem, addiction, sex and porn addiction, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), self-harm, eating disorders, relationship problems, stress, grief, dissociative identity disorder (DID), gender identity and sexuality.

We all have times when feelings, memories and experiences can feel hard to manage. They can lead us to feel anxious, depressed or low in mood and energy. It can feel challenging, wondering how we got to where we are and not knowing how to move forward. Sometimes, life events such as a bereavement, the end of a relationship, the loss of a job or sudden unexpected illness or injury can feel like a tremendous and unexpected blow. ​

Recognising that we need help can feel daunting, confusing or even hopeless, which is why I offer a safe and supportive environment for you to talk.

I invite you to bring your feelings and experiences to explore in a non-judgemental, confidential and compassionate space, where you are free to be your true self, and together, we can work to figure things out.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Metanoia Institute) 

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical framework and guidelines. 

I am also a final year student on the MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute in London, a 5-year course accredited by UKCP (The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) of which, I am a student member. 

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am particularly interested in men and men's mental health. I work with people from all walks of life and have a great deal of experience working within the LGBTQ+ and transgender community.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I believe that it is essential to find the right therapist for you. That is why I offer a free initial consultation. After this, I charge £50 for 50-minutes. 

Further information

Once you have contacted me, either by email or telephone, we will agree on a suitable time for us to meet for your free initial session. Face to face at my office in Hove or online using the Zoom platform. It allows you to ask me questions and see how you feel, and gain insight into what brings you to therapy.

If we agree to work together, we will then find a mutually convenient time to meet each week for 50-minute sessions. During the first 6-weeks we will review our work, making any changes needed to support our progress. 

I intend to be with you at every stop of the way, supporting you on your therapeutic journey. 

Hove Therapy Rooms, 69 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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My office has several stairs and no wheelchair access. Therapy for disabled clients is offered online using Zoom.

Online platforms

Zoom

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