As an integrative counsellor, I place emphasis on creating a therapeutic relationship which allows you to move at your own pace in working through your experiences and feelings. This relationship may allow you to experience new insights into yourself and your situation, enabling you to bring about changes in your life if you so choose. As individuals are all unique each client may experience counselling differently. Sometimes as clients work through various feelings, they may experience difficult periods before coming to a more comfortable place. Others find that expressing their feelings comes as a great relief.
It is my belief that my practise is enhanced by my own experience of many hours of personal therapy, both one to one and in group therapy, and, as part of my ongoing commitment to the quality of my work, I continue to have personal therapy.
Experience and specialist areas
I have worked as a therapist in the voluntary sector for over 11 years and in private practice for 8 years.
As well as having worked for Sussex Community Development Association and Mankind, I am in my eighth year at the Rock Clinic in Brighton. During this time I have worked on the low cost, intermediate, and full cost schemes; have been a member of the assessment team; and am currently training to supervise student counsellors. I have worked with both male and female clients who have sought counselling for a variety of reasons including low self-esteem; childhood trauma such as sexual, physical, or emotional abuse; relationship issues; anxiety, low mood, or depression; addiction to alcohol, drugs, or pornography; and gender issues including sexual identity. I have also worked with several counselling students during and after their studies.
Around two thirds of my clients are men and I have increasingly worked with male clients on issues including building relationships, relationship breakdown, retirement, self-identity, and childhood trauma.
Qualifications and trainings
Pre-post graduate diploma in Counselling (University of Brighton)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Brighton)
CBT (multi modal model) training
Training in working with male survivors of sexual abuse; trauma and complex trauma; and dissociative disorder
ASSIST suicide intervention training
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) training
Mobile: 07984 015 663
Message service: 07722 055 186
How to find me
I work at 80 Vale Avenue, Brighton, BN1 8UA. If you drive, there is free on street parking. By bus, take the 5 or 5A to ‘The Ladies Mile Patcham’ stop, next to the clock tower.