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MBACP, FdSc in Person Centred Counselling

About me

I am here to hear you.

Thankyou for visiting my profile. I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor based in Lewes, East Sussex. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.

I believe that you are the best expert on yourself and I aim to provide you with the counselling support you need. You can bring anything you want to talk about as the focus is on you, whether it's present day troubles or something bothering you from your past.

I invite you to enter a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to help you explore your feelings, frustrations, sadness, happiness and reflect so we can pave a way forward together. Let me walk beside you as we unravel and discover the real you inside and I can help you find the calmness and inner peace within you.

I have experience working with people from all areas of life and with issues of mental health problems,  depression, anxiety, low confidence, low self worth and medical problems.

I continue to attend numerous short courses and training as part of my ongoing professional development.

I offer 50 minute sessions over the phone or video link.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • HIV module with Terrance Higgins Trust
  • Various Cancer Conditions with Macmillan Training
  • Online and Telephone Counselling with Counselling Tutor
  • Counselling online during Coronavirus (BACP and OU)
  • Gamcare Gambling Training
  • Time to Talk Training


  • FdSc Person Centred Counselling (University of Brighton)
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
  • City and Guilds Dementia Care
  • City and Guilds NVQ Assessor
  • Diploma in Nursing (University of Hertfordshire)
  • Registered General Nurse


  • Volunteer Counsellor Macmillan, Eastbourne
  • Volunteer Counsellor, Breakeven, Brighton
  • Youth Leader
  • Registered General Nurse

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free 30 min introductory session.

A Payment of £40 via PayPal 24 hours before each session is required.

Discount available for trainee counsellors.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can allow some flexibility for shift workers.

Weekend availability may be considered.

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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