Counselling and Supervision
Living in the world can sometimes bring difficulties. Loss and bereavement, relationship problems, isolation and loneliness, addiction, infidelity, lack of purpose, and questions of sexuality are some of these: anger, shame, sadness, escapism, losing our way or simply putting ones head-in-the-sand are ways that we respond. When this begins to interfere with the quality of how we live, we may seek counselling. We want to live better.
People come to counselling for many reasons. For some a sudden loss or trauma may have made coping difficult. Others may want to gain more insight into themselves. Some experience personal, emotional or relationship difficulties, and sometimes we just don’t know what is wrong. Whatever your reasons research has shown that speaking to a professional in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment can help.
Sometimes our problems and our responses to them are related to past experiences or early relationships. Exploring these and our here and now behaviours, thoughts and feelings can help us to understand our worlds, allowing space for new possibilities and ways of being – allowing space for change.
I offer a safe, confidential relationship where you can talk about your problems and concerns without judgement. Together we will explore your world and look for new possibilities within it.
I have been a practicing therapist for eight years, working in a variety of settings in long and short-term therapy, the charity sector and private practice. My initial 10-year career in media was interrupted for a long break to raise children.
I integrate existential, phenomenological and psychoanalytic ideas into my work. What this means to me is that I see each individual as unique and multifaceted, without reference to categories or labels. I see therapy as exploring here and now possibilities for coping and for improving lives through considering the experience of a life crisis, problem, or confusion, with an awareness of past experiences that may still resonate within us.
I offer in person, online and telephone sessions. I also offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.
Education and Qualifications:
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Dip Supervision
Dip Humanistic Counselling
PG Dip Advanced Social Research Methods
Member (Accredited) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Member Universities for Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA, organisational member UKCP)
I am currently researching a PhD in assessment for psychotherapy
I practice from a private location near West Wittering, about 10 minutes from Chichester in West Sussex. I also work online or on the telephone.
Regular sessions cost £40 for 50 minutes.
Some concessions are available. Please ask if you think this may apply to you.
I have daytime and evening appointments available. We will normally meet at the same time every week.
In an initial 15-30 minute phone session I will answer your questions about how I work and ask about your expectations. Together we will decide if counselling is the appropriate way forward for you.
I work to a strict ethical and confidentiality code as set out in the BACP Ethical Framework (2018).
Public transportation (bus) is available to within a 10 minute walk of my consulting room.
Free parking is also available.
Please contact me for an initial discussion to explore how I may be able to help.
Mob: 07712 763377