What kind of counselling do you offer and how can it help me?
I am a humanistic counsellor and my practice draws on Person Centred, Existential and Gestalt theory. Essentially this means that I will work with whatever you bring to counselling and at your pace. I am supportive, non-judgemental and empathic and will help you come to a clearer understanding of the challenges you face and how you relate to yourself and to others. Through counselling I will support you to gain more self awareness, self compassion and more choice in how you respond to the inevitable challenges of life.
What are your credentials?
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Brighton University. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics. You can see my BACP profile here.
I work for a long-established local community counselling centre and for Bungards Funeral Directors offering bereavement counselling to their clients. I have also worked in the NHS offering counselling for parents and parents to be around miscarriage, relationship and family issues, postnatal difficulties and traumatic child birth.
I have regular supervision and attend ongoing training to keep my skills and knowledge up to date. Since I qualified I have undertaken training in trauma, suicide prevention, LGBTQ awareness, relationships, creative therapies, bereavement & autism spectrum conditions.
I am a member of the Brighton & Hove Therapy Hub and you can see my profile here.
How much does it cost and how do I start?
I charge £20 for an initial session so you can meet me and decide if you want to work with me. Ongoing sessions are charged at £40 - £45. Payment is by cash or bank transfer.
If you would like to explore starting counselling please get in touch by email, phone or by using the contact form which can be found here. We can then find a mutually convenient time to meet or talk on the phone. Please feel free to raise any concerns or questions with me. After this initial discussion you can decide if you want to start counselling with me.