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MBACP Psychotherapeutic Counselling EMDR trained, Supervisor

About me

I now offer sessions remotely via Zoom or phone.

I offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental approach. You may want to talk about anything from family or relationship issues, anxiety, anger, depression, loss or whatever is important to you. I have over 10 years experience as a therapist; employed in charities as a senior practitioner and service manager, in the NHS and in independent practice as a therapist, supervisor, trainer of therapists and lecturer.

All of us experience emotional difficulties at some point in our lives. We can find it hard to cope. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space where you can talk about what is happening in your life, explore thoughts and feelings, find ways to cope and can begin to think about solutions for the challenges you face. Counselling can offer general support or can focus on more specific issues such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, addictions, abuse, anger resolution or bereavement. You can use the time to explore what is happening for you.

With so many counsellors you might find it hard to know who is best for you. I offer a lower-cost initial consultation where I can explain how I work and you can ask me any questions you may have. We can then decide whether counselling with me will be helpful for you.

The type of counselling I offer is based on the person-centred approach. This means I trust that you have the capacity for healing and growth. I work in a way that allows you to explore individual choices and decisions at your own pace. Together we can work towards short-term goals and solutions, or take a long-term relational approach.

As well as my private practice I have also worked as a senior practitioner and counselling manager at a Brighton based charity, within the NHS and with corporations. I also train therapists and am a fully qualified supervisor of therapists.

For more information about me and how I work see below or visit my website (link above).

Training, qualifications & experience


My Experience:


I have extensive experience working in a broad range of settings across Sussex:

  • Therapeutic services manager & senior practitioner - Sussex Rape Crisis (SN)
  • Trauma specialist - Survivors' Network, Brighton and NHS
  • NHS specialist counsellor - long-term medical conditions and trauma
  • Pre-trial therapist - Sexual Assault Referral Centre registered therapist
  • Drug & alcohol counsellor - The Brighton Oasis Project
  • Psychotherapist - Sex Workers Outreach Project
  • Young people's counsellor - Brighton
  • Student counsellor - University of Brighton
  • Depression & anxiety counsellor - As You Are, Southwick
  • Lecturer - University of Chichester

Clinical and Consultant Supervision:

  • Clinical Supervisor - The Brighton Oasis Project
  • Clinical & Consultant Supervisor - Survivors' Network
  • Clinical Supervisor - Cranstoun & Pavilions
  • Clinical Supervisor - Switchboard
  • Clinical supervisor - BIMM
  • Clinical Supervisor - WaterBear College of Music
  • Clinical Supervisor - Esteem
  • Clinical Supervisor - BHT
  • Clinical Supervisor - Counsellors in private practice
  • Clinical Supervisor - The Hummingbird Project
  • Clinical Supervisor - PARCS Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service


My Qualifications:

  • EMDR trained therapist
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, University of Brighton
  • Post-Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • BA Hons Humanities & Philosophy
  • Diploma Clinical Supervision

My Additional Training/Interest:

  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Chronic illness
  • Gender identity affirmation
  • LGBQT affirmative
  • Relationship diversity
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Depression
  • Sexuality
  • Relationship issues

My Professional Membership:

  • Registered member of BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Member of CCYP Counselling Children and Young People
  • Member of the Brighton Person-Centred Community
  • EMDR Europe

As a member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics. I am fully insured, have regular clinical supervision and am committed to ongoing professional development so that I can work with you to the best of my abilities.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


I also work with:

  • Chronic illness
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Family issues
  • Panic disorder

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

  • £30 for a 30 minute initial consultation
  • £60 per session thereafter
  • EMDR sessions £60-£80 depending on length of session
  • clinical supervision (for counsellors) £50-90 per session



When I work

Tuesday to Friday

Further information

I work with student counsellors, particularly those on humanistic or person-centred courses.

If you are a parent who is concerned about your child, I am happy to discuss counselling options with you. I have extensive experience in working with young people aged 14-25.

I offer clinical supervision and consultation to therapists and organisations

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

video call and phone sessions offered where accessibility is an issue.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a qualified clinical and consultant supervisor.

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