I am a qualified integrative counsellor who works with teenagers and adults on a one-to-one basis.
Counselling provides a confidential space, separate from your everyday life and relationships, where you have the time to explore and make sense of the challenges you are facing. My intention is for you to feel heard, understood and respected as we work together towards a deeper understanding about yourself, your life and what you want. Through this process emotional wounds can heal and I will support you to find a way forward which feels right for you.
As an integrative counsellor I draw from different theories and approaches in order to respond to you and what you need. This means your therapeutic journey will be individual to you because we are all unique with our own stories and ways of experiencing life.
What happens in a counselling session? If you have never had therapy before you might feel like you are entering a strange new world. As your counsellor I will give you my full attention and listen attentively as you talk about what you most need to. I ask open questions and at times I may offer you my thoughts and feelings in response to what you are expressing to give a different perspective to reflect on. I work collaboratively with you in order to help you reach answers and solutions which feel right for you; this is more empowering than being told what you should think, feel and do.
Talking and thinking are not the only ways of communicating and understanding ourselves and so I sometimes offer creative ways of working to provide a non-verbal approach to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences. You are always free to choose whether or not to engage with what I offer.
The first session is an opportunity for us to meet and to decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I will ask you about what has brought you to counselling and you will get a sense of how I work and what sessions with me are like.
I work with individuals and offer both long-term and short-term therapy on an open-ended basis. How many sessions you have will depend on what you need and want from counselling. Sessions are usually weekly and are 50 minutes.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work according to their ethical framework, which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk. I am fully insured and have an Enhanced DBS certificate.
Email or telephone me to ask any questions you may have or to arrange an initial session.
I see clients on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I am able to respond to enquiries Mondays - Fridays and I aim to reply to messages within 24hours.
Alongside my counselling practice I offer Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) for people who feel they would like a different form of therapy from room-based counselling. I am a senior registered LEAP EFP practitioner. There are more details about EFP on my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling: Wealden Psychology Institute (BACP Accredited).
BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy First Class Honours: Anglia Ruskin University.
Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (LEAP).
Person-Centred Art Therapy Certificate (PCATS).
I am currently studying for a MA/PG Dip Professional Practice Counselling & Psychotherapy: Advanced Clinical Practice, at the Minster Centre, London.
I have been counselling clients since 2012 and have worked with children and young people with Place2Be, YMCA Dialogue and Fegans. I was a counsellor for adults with Cruse Bereavement and Sussex Community Counselling Service. I am now in full-time private practice working with young people and adults.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling - £50 per 50 minute session.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy - £80 per 90 minute session £60 per 60 minute session.
Concessions are available for clients on benefits or low income and students.
Free off road parking.
Weekdays during the day and some early morning and early evening times are available.
I have helped many clients who have had a variety of reasons to seek help through counselling. These include: Anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelming feelings, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, family issues, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and feeling lost or stuck in their life.