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MSc (Psych) PG Dip. MBACP

About me

I am an experienced BACP accredited psychotherapist based in Preston Park, Brighton. I offer one-to-one weekly sessions on a time-limited or open-ended basis depending on your needs. I offer both face to face and online sessions.

How therapy can help

You may be feeling anxious and overwhelmed a lot of the time and may or may not know what is causing this. Perhaps you are having difficulties in your relationship or are struggling to come to terms with an ending of a relationship. Maybe you are feeling depressed or stuck in a rut. You might find that you are repeating negative patterns in your relationships.

Therapy offers a safe and confidential place to talk through these difficulties without fear of judgement.

I am trained in using a variety of techniques that quickly and effectively lower levels of stress and anxiety in the body. These are powerful yet gentle methods of releasing trauma and stress that is held in the body.

How I work

I work from a psychodynamic perspective which is based on the idea that earlier experiences may be contributing to current difficulties. By exploring this together you may feel able to make more informed choices and make positive changes.

I also use methods for balancing the body’s energy system which can relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, trauma and other forms of psychological distress.

Why choose therapy with me?

  • No waiting lists – unlike NHS counselling services I am usually able to offer you an initial consultation within one week of your initial enquiry
  • Choice of time-limited or long term work – unlike most NHS counselling services you have the option of open-ended work (no fixed number of sessions) if this is preferable to you
  • Safe and confidential – I am professionally qualified and experienced in counselling and psychotherapy, I am a member of the BACP and am fully insured

Initial consultation

I understand that beginning therapy can often seem quite daunting so I offer an initial consultation for us to meet so you can tell me more about your reasons for seeking therapy. It is also an opportunity for you to experience how I work. There is no commitment at this stage. The purpose is to determine whether the therapy I offer is right for you. If we do decide to work together then we would meet at a regular time each week.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I did my professional training at WPF Therapy in London which is recognised as one of the UK's leading training institutions with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence.
  • I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from Roehampton University and a WPF Therapy Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Both of these trainings are approved by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
  • I am also an approved TFT Therapist Practitioner having completed training in TFT Algorithms at the UK Institute of Thought Field Therapy.
  • I have also completed training in Energy Psychotherapy and am practised at using EFT (tapping) and other methods which work with the body's energy system to gently release trauma and stress.

I am a member of the BACP and I work to their strict guidelines of ethics and practice.

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 have significant experience in dealing with issues surrounding pregnancy and motherhood, including postnatal depression.

I also have extensive experience working with anxiety and panic attacks.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

The fee for an initial consultation is £60.
The fee for ongoing sessions is £60.


I offer both daytime and evening sessions.

If you would like to arrange an initial consultation for us to meet and discuss your therapeutic needs then please contact me on 07786634269 or click here to send me an email. All enquiries will be dealt with sensitively and confidentially.

Further information

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My consulting room is easily accessible by train being immediately adjacent to Preston Park station. Buses from Central Brighton (17, 40, 273), Hove (5 and 5A) and Kemp Town (40X) all stop nearby. There is also street parking available which is £1 per hour.

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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