- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I am a warm, dynamic and experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. My ethos is Humanistic and my approach will be tailored to suit your individual needs and goals. I aim to empower my clients towards a strengthened sense of self by drawing awareness to the unique ways in which their thoughts, emotions, body sensations and behavioural patterns interact. Within the safe, therapeutic environment this can enable positive change at a deep level.
Creative exercises, such as Gestalt chair-work or Jungian Sandplay can be incorporated into our work if appropriate. These can be particularly helpful when working gently with trauma.
I draw on the theoretical approaches of Carl Rogers (Person-Centred Therapy), Eugene Gendlin (Focussing), Carl Jung (Analytical Psychology), Elliott, Rice & Greenberg (Emotion-Focussed Therapy), amongst others, and contemporary trauma research to provide each client with a robust and coherent framework within which we can work together. Or, in layperson's terms: Counselling is far more than just listening, I use many psychological skills to provide you with professional support.
Predominantly, I work medium to long-term with individuals aged 18+
My practice is inclusive, LGBTQI+ affirmative and I work with sensitive awareness of diversity and complex power-dynamics.
Currently, I am offering weekly face-to-face therapy from the cosy and inviting rooms at New Road Psychotherapy Centre in central Brighton, or Zoom online sessions during the Covid period.
My first session
Research shows that the quality of the relationship between client and therapist is the primary agent for change, so it is important that you find a therapist who feels right for you.
At your first session we will go through what you are hoping for from therapy, and what I can offer, and I will gather some background information from you. The session is confidential, within legal and ethical limits.
At the end of the first session, I will give you a written contract to take way and consider, giving you time to think before you commit to further sessions.
The cost of the initial 50 minute session is the same as that of subsequent weekly sessions.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling