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BA (Hons), MBACP

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and couples therapist supporting my clients’ own abilities to make choices that are right for them.  I offer a trusting, non judgemental relationship that values uniqueness, where individuals and couples find a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them.

When supporting couples, I draw upon a successful researched based model.  I gently guide you through a structured process which reduces conflict and distress and facilitates a closer connection between you.

I offer counselling online, via telephone or face to face at premises in Shermanbury, near Cowfold where in a calm and confidential environment you have the freedom to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions.  You can be assured I will receive you with empathic understanding and without judgement. This experience can be immensely reassuring and often gives a different perspective that can lead to greater life fulfilment.

Wherever you are in your journey, counselling can help strengthen your inner resources and confidence helping you to feel more positive.  Whether you wish to stay together or separate, couples therapy can provide the support you need.

I am also a qualified clinical Supervisor.


Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling, University of Greenwich

Foundation Degree in Counselling, University of Greenwich

National Counselling Federation Levels I, II, III

Registered Adoption Support Counsellor

Certificate in Couples Therapy

Certificate in Clinical Supervision

BACP Registered Counsellor

Enhanced DBS - Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate

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

I also offer clients general counselling and support with health related issues, identity issues, loss and personal development.

I am a qualified couples therapist.

I am a registered adoption support counsellor who understands the complexities and affects of adoption for adoptees, adopters and birth parents.

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Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling sessions for individuals are £65 per 60 minute session. Couples Therapy sessions are £85 per one hour session. 

I offer supervision at £70 per session lasting one and half hours on a monthly basis.  I offer reduced rates for students.

When I work

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Flexible day and evening appointments available

Further information

I am an integrative counsellor with a humanistic background, drawing on different approaches to best meet your individual need.  I offer a caring therapeutic relationship where you can experience genuineness, acceptance and empathy.  The foundation of our work is valuing you as your own expert and within this trusting relationship I support your autonomy so you can explore your choices and experience growth.

I offer supervision with reduced rates for students.


Brighton Road, Shermanbury, West Sussex, RH13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Whether you are at the beginning of your career or an experienced practitioner, I aim to inspire and facilitate your growth and development.

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