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About me

Hello, and Welcome,

Facing any struggles or difficulties in life can be hugely daunting and they can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, unsure of what to do and alone. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, I offer a safe and confidential space where you will be heard without judgement or condition. It is important to me that you feel in control of your therapeutic journey. We will work gently and together at a pace set by you.

How will we work?

The potential to heal and to grow is one that is within all of us. When we face personal challenges, this potential can become obscured and difficult to vision or reach. My role is to facilitate a space that allows you to explore and recognise your needs. I do this by offering a genuine and authentic place to be heard, understood and accepted, just as you are and without any conditions.

It can feel risky and unfamiliar to share our troubles – especially with someone we don’t know. This is why I offer a reduced initial 50 minute session. It allows us to get a feel for how it would be to work together without any pressure to commit. If we decide to continue to work with each other we will agree on a day and time for weekly sessions.

Person Centred Approach

The Person Centred approach was created by Carl Rogers in the 1950’s and is a non-directive and humanistic approach. This means the client is self lead throughout sessions, choosing for themselves which therapeutic direction to go in and what parts of themselves to spend time on.

Believing that we are the only experts of ourselves, it is the client who finds their own meanings or solutions; these do not come from the counsellors’ interpretations.

“When someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mould you, it feels damn good”

Carl Rogers

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) for Person Centred Counselling


I attend up to at least 30 hours continuing professional development (CPD) training every year. This complies with the BACP ethical framework that I adhere to. Some training I have attended includes:

  • Safeguarding
  • The Foundation for Infant Loss Training
  • Attachment in the Counselling Room
  • Child Bereavement
  • Stress Reduction Based Mindfulness
  • Ecotherapy


In 2015 I volunteered at St Wilfrid's Hospice offering bereavement counselling to adults as well as supporting the extension of the service to children and young people by providing bereavement counselling to them too. I volunteered here as a student counsellor and continued to provide vital bereavement support after I qualified.

In 2017 I worked in a GP surgery offering counselling to adults referred through their GP. The support needed was varied from client to client ranging from managing anxiety and family breakdowns through to homelessness and suicidal thoughts.

In 2018 I was employed through a Charity that puts counsellors into both Primary and Secondary schools where I am still currently providing much needed support to 4-17 year olds.

I currently only offer counselling to adults in private practice.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

How much?

Each 50 minute session is an investment of £45 payable before the start of each session by BACS. Cash may be accepted in person at the start of each session.

I offer an initial free 30 minute phone call to give us an opportunity to get a sense of what it might be like to work together.

The Health Boutique Ltd, Unit 1-4, Cysleys Farm, Eastbourne Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5QL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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