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BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)

About me

You may be struggling to come to terms with abuse, trauma, distressing circumstances or a painful life event; or you might feel at a loss as to why you are struggling because nothing really ‘bad’ or out of the ordinary has happened in your life. Criticism, expectations to achieve, not being believed in, rejection, a lack of attention, feeling misunderstood and broken dreams and losses of every kind can all chip away at our soul and stop us from thriving. It is my wholehearted belief that every emotional wound and personal struggle is important and worthy of attention. 

I work in a collaborative and creative way to help you explore your story and develop a deeper understanding and acceptance of yourself.  Through this process emotional wounds are able to heal and together we can explore how you might like to move forward in order to live your life in a way which feels fulfilling to you.  

I am trained in integrative counselling and psychotherapy which means I draw from different theories and approaches to meet your individual needs. I also offer creative ways of working to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non-verbal way which can deepen your understanding of yourself and your life.  

It is very normal to feel anxious about starting counselling and I will do my best to put you at ease.  The first session is an opportunity for us to meet and to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.  We will talk about what has brought you to counselling and you can get a sense of how I work and if you feel comfortable with me.

I work with adults and young people and offer both long-term and short-term counselling 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 welcome enquiries by email or telephone and I am happy to answer any questions you may have about how I can help you. 

I see clients on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am-6.30pm.  I am able to respond to enquiries Mondays - Fridays and I aim to reply to messages within 24hours.

Please not I am currently fully booked.  

Alongside my counselling practice I offer Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) for people who feel they would like a different form of therapy.   I can also offer a combination of room based counselling sessions and EFP.  There are more details about EFP on my website. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling: Wealden Psychology Institute (BACP Accredited). 2014.

BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy First Class Honours: Anglia Ruskin University. 2019.

I am currently studying for a MA/PG Dip Professional Practice Counselling & Psychotherapy: Advanced Clinical Practice, at the Minster Centre, London. This is due for completion July 2022.

Person-Centred Art Therapy Certificate (PCATS). 2017.

Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (LEAP). 2018.

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 private practice working with young people and adults.

There are many reasons why clients have come to me for counselling such as; anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, relationship and family issues, abuse, trauma, suicide ideation, self-harm, overwhelming emotions, are struggling to come to terms with painful and difficult events, or are feeling lost, stuck or unfulfilled. 

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.

I have regular supervision, attend CPD training and continue to have my own personal therapy to ensure I am offering you a professional and ethical service. 

Member organisations

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.

When I work

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Rotherfield, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

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