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Dip. Counselling, MNCS (Accred)

About me

I am a qualified counsellor, offering a compassionate and safe space for us to explore the areas of your life where you may feel overwhelmed, stuck or want to make changes. Perhaps you have noticed yourself repeating the same old patterns or feel life has gone off course and need support or a new perspective to help get things back on track. 

Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I will take the time to listen and understand what is important to you, before we decide the best way to move forward together.

My approach to counselling is integrative, and responsive to your needs and preferences. This reflects my core training in Transactional Analysis (TA), a talking therapy that provides valuable insights into why we think, feel and behave as we do. TA therapy is founded on the idea that we are born with the ability to make life changes, but our past experiences and stories can limit this. In counselling we will gently, unravel these old patterns together and discover new paths and possibilities.

Have you ever wondered why anxiety, trauma and PTSD can affect your ability to think clearly or make decisions?

Research in neurobiology and polyvagal theory suggests this can result from your body experiencing a chronic flight, fight or freeze response. This occurs when your nervous system believes it is in danger and switches resources away from the brain to the body. When this occurs, talking therapy alone is often ineffective, as our thinking has "gone off-line. To rebalance your nervous system and help you re-gain a sense of safety and connection, I may invite you to explore different relaxation and creative techniques. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Level 6 Diploma in Counselling. I trained in Transactional Analysis at The Link Centre and am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.

Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills. I have also completed the basic and intermediate counselling skills certificates.

Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology. This course explored the connections between the mind and body and included training to help balance and co-regulate the autonomic nervous system.

Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy. This comprehensive full-time course at the Tisserand Institute included modules in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, counselling, massage and relaxation techniques.

Experience

My career has been spent in people facing roles, including owning my own businesses, helping people to make choices and improve their resilience and well-being.

I volunteer as a bereavement counsellor at St. Wilfrid’s Hospice.

My client work is professionally supervised.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute, initial consultation. This provides an opportunity to learn out more about you and for us to discover how we might work together, to meet your counselling needs.

When I work

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Crawley, West Sussex, RH11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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