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Counsellor, MBACP

About me

Life can seem difficult or even overwhelming at times.  When we feel this way counselling can provide the space for you to share the difficulties you're experiencing.  And by understanding these problems more clearly, you can start to make the changes you seek and start to live more fully.

I’m an experienced, BACP registered counsellor who offers an empathic, non-judgemental space where you can talk freely and confidentially and together we can explore and work through these issues that trouble you.

How counselling works
As we explore your worries and the underlying issues, you will gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns and begin to build a new self-awareness.  This provides you with new ways of responding to situations you find difficult and also helps you develop more of a say in how you lead your life moving forward.

My approach
I’ve been trained in various therapeutic schools (this is called an 'integrative' approach). This enables me to tailor the therapy to the specific needs of each client.  My training base is 'humanistic' which means I take a holistic view of the person and aim to help them connect authentically with their internal, often under-used resources.

I'm also trained in 'psychodynamic' counselling which believes that the past has often had significant influence on how you live your life today. This approach can provide valuable self-knowledge, enabling you to better understand yourself and adapt to events in the present and the future.

Next step?
Contact me to book an initial consultation where we can discuss what brings you to counselling and the kind of help you're after.  I'll explain the counselling I offer and answer any questions you may have.  If we both feel you could benefit from us working together, we'll talk about possible weekly timings.

I work out of comfortable and conveniently located consulting rooms in Victoria, London and Brighton. The first consultation is at half the price of a normal session fee - see below.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling (including Psychodynamic Counselling)

Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling

Certificate Integrative Humanistic Counselling

Further training:

  • Bereavement counselling
  • Existential psychotherapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Mindfulness in therapy

As well as my London and Brighton private practice, I've spent the past few years working for a large South-West London counselling service supporting clients with a wide-range of issues.

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

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

The initial consultation is half price.

I'm currently working online (using Zoom).

When I work

I currently have availability. Please contact me for further details.

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults