By building a relationship based upon trust, empathy and acceptance, therapy enables a greater awareness and understanding of how and where difficulties have arisen and provides the conditions for change to occur.
I offer individual counselling on a weekly basis in central Brighton.
I work relationally to help clients explore how past experiences and relationships might be impacting current difficulties. Counselling can help make changes to these often hard-wired patterns and facilitate the development of more healthy fulfilling relationships.
I specialise in Relational Psychotherapy and draw upon the philosophies and techniques from Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Attachment and Object Relations theories in my work. Essentially this means exploring the impact past experiences may have on our present situation and considering unconscious processes. However I also work in a more focused way with an emphasis upon the here and now, drawing upon CBT and Mindfulness based approaches.
Everyone has a unique story - an integrative approach allows a flexibility where therapy can be tailored to a client’s individual needs and experience.
I am a fully qualified and insured BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and I abide by the BACP ethical standards.
I have extensive experience working with the following:
Anxiety and panic attacks
Trauma and trauma bonds
Family and relationship issues
Qualifications & Experience
Accredited Member: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
MA Counselling & Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy
BSc Psychology - University College London
I have further training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MBCT) and Animal Assisted Therapy.
I practice privately and also within University Counselling services. I have 15 years experience working within the mental health field including NHS and Charity sector working with adults, and young people. I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. I previously worked as a therapist for student counselling services within two major London Universities as well as for One in Four a charity working with survivors of trauma.
If you would like to find out more please get in touch for an initial conversation.