Hello and Welcome
Searching for and choosing the counsellor you would like to work with is an important first step. You may have landed on this page as a result of a personal recommendation or, perhaps, you found me via a general web search. If it is the former then you are likely to have an idea about my way of working and its effectiveness. However, if this is our first meeting it may be helpful to know a little bit about who I am.
I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering short and long-term counselling to adults and young people (16+). I hold a Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling from Re-Vision, a small but highly regarded training centre in London, where the emphasis is on counselling and psychotherapy with a Soulful perspective.
I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are”
It is my belief that counselling is not about seeking perfection, but rather, acceptance of all of our emotions, good, bad and indifferent, and holding a place where you can think and feel about them all.
Alongside my private practice I work for a charity providing long term counselling and psychotherapy to people on low-incomes. I began my professional life as a University Lecturer in Communications and Cultural Studies where I specialised in research into life transitions and ageing. I have also worked in personal development and community arts. I have lived in Brighton for twenty years and I am a mother to two grown-up children.
I am committed to my own personal and professional development and maintain up-to-date knowledge through ongoing participation in professional training programmes. My own experience of long-term therapy was instrumental in my decision to train as a counsellor and I am very aware of the benefits and also the challenges of the therapeutic journey.
Research strongly identifies that it is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client that is the single biggest factor in successful outcomes for therapy. It is, therefore, a good idea to meet for an initial consultation so that you can decide whether you think we could work well together. Please feel free to email, text or phone me to arrange a meeting.