I trained in Humanistic Counselling at University of Brighton, gaining a PGDip in 2009 then went on to attain an MA in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Since then I have taught counselling theory and related topics for the Open University, counselled students at University of Winchester and held an annual Brief Therapy weekend for University of Brighton's PGDip, as well as popping in to do workshops at other training providers. As of 2018 I am a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling and BSc Counselling Psychology programmes at University of Chichester.
I hold current insurance and DBS certificate, as well as being BACP Registered. To comply with the GDPR I am registered with the ICO as a data controller so that all your information is safe.
I fully support those who are in diverse, minority or oppressed identities.
'Counselling' is sometimes seen as shorter-term and something offered as support, and 'psychotherapy' is often viewed as longer-term and leading to personality change. There is no clear-cut distinction in reality, and there is a third term 'Psychotherapeutic Counselling' which is the title of my highest qualification. Ethical practice, fairness and ability to facilitate the client's journey are in my view more important than title.
Counselling is a confidential space for you to talk about or express things which are troubling you, and have someone listen without judgement. Having the right therapeutic relationship is important, so if we're not a good match, that's OK- there will be another counsellor who is a better fit.
I work from a Humanistic perspective, which means that I believe people have their own resources to develop, they have a unique perspective on the world which is to be respected, and that by offering a new way of being in a safe space I can help you make changes. My other training and knowledge means that we can discuss the types of things you find most helpful and weave in ideas from other approaches to help you get closer to where you would like to be.
Our first introductory or 'assessment' session together is £25 and is where we look at how to best work together or find you other support. We will talk a bit about why you have come to counselling and what you are hoping for, but you only need to tell me what you feel safe to. I will show you my contract so you can see if you agree and we'll decide how to move forward.
Sessions after that will be £50 but reduced rate slots at £30-40 will sometimes be available for those who need it. You can pay on here by PayPal if more convenient but payment in person at the session is fine too!
67 Enterprise Centre Terminus Road, Chichester
There is a free on-site car park and disabled access, as well as a comfortable indoor waiting area. The location is close (15 minute walk) to transport links including the train and bus station.
Thursday mornings and Fridays (plus Thursday afternoons at another Chichester location where I can see couples).
You can email, use this form or phone me to book or check availability. We can see each other weekly, fortnightly or just check in together when you need it. Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes.
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Introductory session/ Assessment £25
From second session onwards: £50
Reduced rate session (agreed in advance): £30, 35, 40, 45
1.5hr Supervision Session: £70
Please just email me to tell me you have made the payment so I can match it up with you.