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PG Dip Couns - Registered MBACP

About me

I have been a transpersonal therapeutic counsellor for over 27 years and am a registered member of BACP.  I offer a unique and specific therapeutic counselling service based upon client led principles with regular reviews ensuring that the needs of the client are met.  My work is ultimately about change, transformation, self-compassion and the recovery of innocence.

I get referrals and recommendations from local GP's and health centres, particularly for those patients experiencing elevated anxiety, sadness, stress, depression and those who do not wish to take psychotropic medication. I am integrative and holistic in my approach, using a variety of modalities and techniques, including mindfulness, meditation and vocal and breath work for deep relaxation and management of our mental health cycles. I am very experienced using and incorporating psychosynthesis, gestalt, guided visualisation and meditations, TA, art therapy and psychodynamic theories.

Covid-19 is having such an impact upon every single person, we are dealing with a huge range of unique individual and community, work, financial and personal issues, bringing up disillusionment, lack of meaning and purpose, stark changes in relating, the breakdown of relationships, bereavement, loneliness, fear and terror and how to reconnect with the world around them let alone ourselves.

I do offer telephone and on-line sessions as well as face to face. I would always suggest an initial interview and assessment session to begin the process in order to gain background, find out what your specific needs are and for both of us to see whether we wish to commit to working together. 

Please do visit my website or give me a call, send me a text or e-mail to take that first and courageous step towards wellbeing, good mental health and inner peace.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Psychosynthesis / Integrative therapeutic counsellor, practicing for over 27 years. I originally trained for three years at the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust (PG Dip Couns) and since trained in CBT and Process Orientated Psychology. I am a registered member of BACP and have been a CQC registered Service Manager in a variety of residential mental health settings and worked within therapeutic and intentional communities for the past 10 years. 

Do you experience elevated anxieties, deep depression, find your moods fluctuating, stressed out, keep repeating old patterns not knowing how to bring change into your life? You may have experienced a recent loss, breakup of a relationship, finding yourself demotivated and feeling sad with a lack of direction, purpose and meaning. Over the past 24 months or so, the impositions imposed upon us have highlighted and intensified our emotional, physical and spiritual worlds as well as dulled and diluted them.

I am very experienced working with young people through to eldership. My approach to working with couples is very much according to need, I offer an intensive 5-6 week process as well as regular on-going sessions.

It is a courageous step to take to enter into the therapeutic process and relationship, if you are serious about change, are prepared for a journey of self-development, of fulfilment, of being seen and heard then please do check out my website and call/email/message me. Take that first brave step towards transforming and creating the life that you desire.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My standard fees are £75.00 per individual session and £90.00 per couples session, however fees are based upon what you, the client can afford. Money does not have to be an issue as long as discussed from the onset. For those that can pay a higher fee, this allows me to have concessionary fees for those who may be economically disadvantaged.  Appreciations. 

When I work

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My working hours are from 08:30 to20:30 on weekdays and 08:00 to 12:00 weekends. I aim to be as flexible and accommodating as possible. 

Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom