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I have limited availability at the moment. I work primarily Mondays and Thursdays during the day but please get in touch to see how I may be able to accommodate your schedule.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and welcome,
I am a person-centred counsellor working in a trauma-informed way. That means I believe we all have an innate capacity to heal, grow, recover from trauma, and live life more fully. I also believe the only way to help my clients is to work slowly, making sure they always feel safe and secure before attempting to discuss any traumatic experiences.
I am currently nearing the end of my final year of a three-year course with Somatic Experiencing International. This approach is the life work of Dr. Peter Levine and draws on traditional wisdom about the body as well as on modern neuroscience to make sense of our human experiences.
One definition of trauma is any experience that is too much, too fast, too soon, and for too long. These experiences often leave us feeling shaken and emotionally vulnerable. To cope with such situations we go into ‘survival mode’ that may ultimately stop us from feeling fully alive. Although we often sense that there is another way of relating to the world around us, we often feel stuck and unable to change on our own, hence the need to work with someone who has an understanding of the way trauma is processed in our body.
Non-judgement and kindness are at the heart of my way of working. I understand how important it is for my clients to work at their own pace, allowing them time to process and integrate each aspect of their experience before moving on or addressing more traumatic or difficult stories. I work in a non-directive way, that is to say, I do not advise, diagnose or tell you what to do but rather aim to help you feel more grounded and develop a deeper understanding of yourself and of the feelings you might have and help you find new, more integrated and easier ways of being.
I offer both short-term and long-term open-ended counselling
- Online via Zoom
- Face-to-face in clinics in Brighton and in Hove
- Outdoor sessions - Ecotherapy
Ecotherapy - which means working therapeutically outdoors with nature, perhaps sitting outside or walking while we talk. The sessions are designed so confidentiality is always respected. If this is something you'd be interested in exploring as part of therapy work, I'd be happy to discuss it.
If you would like to know more, don't hesitate to get in touch and we can explore what might work best for you.
My first session
I offer a free 20 mins introductory session online or via telephone. This is an opportunity for us to meet each other and for you to ask any questions you might have about the way I work.
Following this, we can meet for an initial consultation to discuss your concerns and what you hope to get from therapy. At the end of this first session, I will give you a written contract to take away and consider, giving you time to think before you commit to further sessions.
The cost of this 50-minutes session is the same as that of subsequent weekly sessions.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work