Member Status: Senior Accredited
Member No: WP00P01
Location: Hastings / St Leonards on Sea
I am a qualified registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a practice in St Leonards/Hastings, East Sussex. I feel passionately that everyone has the right to be the best person they want to be, living the life they want to live, and I believe that with support, everyone has everything they need inside of themselves to do that. Whatever that means for you, I will be led by you, supporting you to make the changes you want to make. When we work together I will be committing myself and all my skills to our therapeutic relationship and if you’re thinking ‘but I don’t know what changes I want to make!’’ that is fine too, we can explore until something feels right for you.
If you’re concerned that I’m a counsellor who sits and doesn’t talk, don’t be...I do talk.. (but not in ‘psychobabble’)... I also listen, really listen. I’m interested in what you have to say, why you feel and do, as you do. I also believe humour too can have a useful place in life and if that comes into the therapy room, then that is fine too. If appropriate and you’re interested, we can choose to work creatively and in general once our relationship is more established I can offer ‘Walk and Talk’ sessions too.
I am a registered therapist with Anxiety UK and have been part of St Michaels Bereavement Service for many years. I am a NCFE tutor of Counselling Skills to Diploma level, and also offer short non certificated Mindfulness and Self Esteem courses. I have recently become part of a team offering a Counselling Service for 11-18yrs at a local Community College.
Specialist Areas cover:
General Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, Harm, Trauma, Bereavement & Loss, Stress, Depression, Life Changing Illness, Acquired Brain Injuries, Effects of Long Term Caring on the Carer, Low Self Esteem, Separation & Divorce, Relationship, Sexual Difficulties, Childhood Issues, Personal Development. Weight Management
I work with Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups and if your particular concern is not listed do feel free to contact me, I may be able to help or recommend someone who can.
I am a Registered Accredited Member of NCS (National Counselling Society). I am also a Registered Individual Member of UKATA (UK Association of Transactional Analysis) and BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and thereby am bound by their individual Code of Ethics and Practice.
I am Data Protection registered and fully insured for all aspects of my Practice. I hold a current enhanced DBS Certificate. I believe learning is for life and am committed to regular continued professional development.
I really look forward to knowing you and sharing your journey for the time that we will be together.