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MBACP/ACC, BA (Hons) Integrative Counsellor.

About me

Life can be very demanding and challenging at times and dealing with issues on your own can feel overwhelming. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, a bereavement, a traumatic experience, redundancy, or other emotional issues. Let me help you explore these complexities in a space free from judgement, where trust is quickly established and an ability to work collaboratively is viable. I can help you face and work through these negative emotions and support you in making changes.

I am a qualified and practicing Counsellor with a BA (hons.) in Counselling. I am a registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association of Christian Counselling (ACC).

Former founder of VMG Design a community-based care service working with two major care providers, where I contributed to raising the standard of health care for a combined total of 17 years. 

I have spent many years providing psychological support to predominantly vulnerable women with life threatening issues, their families, and carers. In addition, I work part-time as a School Counsellor where I attend several schools in West Sussex.

I work with a diverse client base, offering both short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy. Working in with an integrative approach enables me to adapt and tailor my work to each client.

Contact me for a free initial assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

2020 -2022: 

  • Eating disorder, sexual abuse and violence and dissociative disorders.
  • Treating self-distructive behaviours in trauma survivors.
  • Advance trauma treatment for children and adolescents.
  • Certificate: Working with Children, young people, adolesent and families.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy.
  • Development training in Telephone and E-Counselling.

2015 - 2020: BA (Hons.) Counselling.

2009 - 2010: CPCAB Counselling Skills Course.

1998 - 2001: BA (Hons.) in Design.

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Infertility
  • Cancer
  • Racial identity
  • Women's issue
  • Cultural issues

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Initial assessment:

Please call for a free 15 minutes - initial assessment. 

Cost of sessions:

£50 per counselling session for a duration of 50 minutes.

Cancellation:

Where possible, please give me as much notice as possible. If you miss or cancel an appointment last minute, you will be charged at the rate of the session. No charge will be made in cases of emergency. 

I am currently offering counselling via zoom or phone.  In relation to the service chosen, if you are having either:

Telephone counselling: If there is a late start, the session will still need to finish at the designatd time.

Online counselling: If you do not already have zoom, please could you download Zoom.US, which is a free and encrypted video conferencing app. 

If you do have any questions please feel free to contact me on 07946 125566.

Thank you 

When I work

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Further information

Areas of experience in:

Anxiety and stress issues, Bereavement and loss, Self-harm and suicidal thoughts, Anger and bullying, Chronic illness, Infertility, Life transitions, Racial identity, Self-esteem and Women's issues.

Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 2TR

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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