Training & Experience

My training is in Transactional Analysis with additional training in Person Centred Counselling Skills. I have also undertaken advanced training for Psychotherapy.

Qualifications

BSC.(Hons) Psychology (First Class)

Diploma in Counselling 

Professional Membership

National Counselling Society (NCS) (Accredited Registrant)

I practice in accordance with their codes of ethics.

 

I have also attended advanced training in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy.

 

I undergo regular supervision and I am committed to regular Continued Professional Development.  

Experience

During my 7 years of training I was a Counsellor at the Shinewater Shaftesbury Centre in Eastbourne, East Sussex from February 2016 until June 2019. I was also a Counsellor at Horizon Community Learning in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex for 18 months until May 2018.

Since qualifying in 2019 I have been working in Private Practice.

I am also a Counsellor at the Old Bank Wellbeing Trust in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

I am an Affiliate Counsellor with Sparta Health, Spectrum Life and Validium, who offer access to Counselling under their extensive Employee Assistance Programmes with various corporate organisations.

I have worked with a diverse range of clients with a wide range of issues. I also have experience of working with Adults with mild or moderate learning difficulties. My particular interest is in relationships and adults who have suffered trauma from non recent child abuse. 

 

I am available to work with you face to face or online via Zoom.   

Cost/Fees

Therapy sessions are usually weekly and last 50 minutes. I can see clients more frequently if required. I can also offer on line sessions if required.

Sessions generally take place at the same time and day each week. The number of sessions depends on the issue you bring to therapy. Usually an initial 6 sessions is recommended with ongoing therapy to be discussed between us at that point.

 

Current fees are £45 per session. 

Low Cost Counselling

I also have a limited number of low-cost spaces. I am happy to discuss lower fees if:

 

  • You are a Carer

  • You are in receipt of Government Benefit

  • You are a Student

 

Current evidence of any of the above will be required.

Fees are payable either in cash, by card or by BACS transfer on the day of the appointment.

 

Cancellations within 24 hours of an appointment will be charged at the full rate. Outside of this there will be no charge.

 

I do not charge for the initial assessment meeting. 

The First Session

I spend ten to fifteen minutes in a brief telephone call initially. This is in order to take some personal details and to find out what it is that you are hoping to gain from Counselling. I then arrange an initial session lasting 50 minutes which is to enable you to ask questions and to tell me more of what you are struggling with. I can also tell you a bit more about how I work. It is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions and you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you. 

The initial call and introductory session are free of charge.