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Dip. Con. BSc

About me

You can live an addiction, anxiety, depression etc. free life. You can live without having to hide a part of you from people all the time. You can have meaningful friendships. You can make the change that you need in order to be more confident and happy. You can learn to love yourself instead of living in shame all the time. You are not your childhood, nor your actions. You are worthy of love! I feel passionate about facilitating people to reach their potential and find their inner truth.

About the therapy:

First I will invite you for a 50 minutes consultation, where we can find out if we are the perfect match or not. If we decide that we want to work together, we will be meeting at least once a week: it can be online,  in a nice and cosy therapy room or it can be outdoor if that is what you prefer. Having worked as a counsellor, I have noticed the limitations that talking therapy has to offer and this is why I have developed my own style of working with people and with their inner child. I focus on the body, mind, and spirit as a whole to enable people to find their truth and power.

The sessions are private and confidential. We will discuss what you would like to change in your life (sometimes this is the hardest bit) and then with your power and dedication and with my expertise you will achieve it. Simple, isn't it?

My main priority is to maintain an ethical practice, to keep a non- judgemental attitude towards my clients as well as to expand my learning. If you would like to find out more about how I can help, please get in touch and I will be happy to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
  • BSc in Economics and Tourism
  • Member of the National Counselling Society and BACP

My Counselling Experience:

I have been working as as addiction counsellor and mindfulness therapist for the Recovery Lighthouse in Worthing. I have worked for YMCA (with young adults and teenagers) and for Change, Grow, Live ( formerly CRI, working with people with substance misuse).

Member organisations


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.


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

  • £55 per session

When I work

Monday 2pm-7pm

Tuesday 2pm-8pm

Thursday 2pm-8pm

Friday 2pm-6pm

Saturday 8am-1pm

Further information

About me:

In addition to counselling, I'm a wife, a mum, a stepmom, a sister, a friend - amongst other things. I have been fascinated about the human mind all my life and after discovering a book by Eric Berne I became determined to use Transactional Analysis method in order to help others.

After years of learning about others, about myself and about the colourful dynamics between people I started working as a counsellor at Change Grow Live. Here I had the pleasure of deepening my knowledge further on addiction. I am greatly thankful to my clients who shared their life journeys with me, who taught me what it was really like to suffer from addiction and the constant self-hatred that goes with it most cases. At the same time working for CGL, I had a counsellor job with the YMCA, where I worked with troubled teenagers. Here I learned a lot about the bullying that goes on in schools, the danger in the use of social media and I began educating families on how to keep their beloved teenagers safe and happy.

8 Victoria Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5LB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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