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MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counselling

About me

I believe that each unique individual knows themselves better than anyone else. I offer 1:1 supportive sessions where you can you explore your identity, personality and patterns of relating at your own pace and without fear of judgement. You can work out what you want and need and air any anxiety in a safe and confidential space. I have extensive experience in grief counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their Ethical Framework.

The initial 40 minute consultation is free.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

My training is in person-centred counselling, a humanistic approach. I have particular experience in short-term, focussed work. I am a volunteer with CRUSE, the bereavement charity and have extensive experience in this field. I am also an approved Anxiety UK therapist.

Member organisations


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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Covid-19 related issues
  • Pre-bereavement
  • Loss
  • Family dynamics

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please contact me if you want to discuss your eligibility for concessions. The initial 40 minute consultation is free.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

The first free introductory session is so we can get to know each other a little before you choose whether you want to book further weekly sessions with me. I think this works best if we can keep to the same day and time each week, so we develop a bit of a rhythm. 

I work in a non-directive way; I won't issue you with instructions or impose any opinions on you. I am here to listen and support you in your explorations, not to judge. 

Hove, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I am a linguist by background so if English is not your first language, I will welcome the opportunity to support you to express yourself.

Additional languages

I have a lot of experience of working with people whose first language is not English.

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