However it is that you are feeling and whatever it is that you are experiencing, I will work with you to help you resolve your difficulties. My approach is friendly, gentle and non-judgmental and my aim is to create a safe and welcoming environment for you to be listened to, supported and helped. In this space, I use experiential approaches to help you tap into the parts of your experience that are not normally in awareness, attending closely to each sensation or feeling as it arises to help you to discover the implicit meanings that have shaped your experiences.
This is the first step in a gentle approach that will help you to relate to your feelings instead of just reacting to them in the old familiar ways. Because when we change our relationship to our difficult feelings, we are actually changing the relationship we have with ourselves. This is a powerful form of change, and is the path that we will work on together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained and qualified in Humanistic Psychotherapy at the University of Brighton and have also completed a further years' study as an Experiential Psychotherapist. Alongside my private practice, I have worked as a therapist for a number of years at a local counselling service in Lewes, working with people experiencing a diverse and complex set of problems.
In particular, I have experience working with:
- low mood and sadness
- low self-esteem
- low self-confidence
- panic attacks
- separation and divorce
- relationship problems
- family issues
- identity issues
- coercive control
- grief and bereavement
I am fully insured, receive ongoing clinical supervision and am committed to continuous professional development training. I am also a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their ethical framework and standards. Details of my membership can be found on their site.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £50.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
Initial 30 min consultation: free
Session length: 50 minutes
I am seeing clients in-person and on line, and am available daytime and evening weekdays. Please get in contact for further details.
If you would like to talk further about what happens next, please get in touch. We can then arrange a free initial session to talk about what you want to get out of counselling, and for you to check whether I am the right counsellor for you.
If you don't get through to me straight away, please leave a message. I aim to respond to all messages within 4 hours.
I look forward to working with you!