- Phone number
- 07957 580725
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a Humanistic therapist, which means I believe in your innate ability to think for yourself, to grow, develop and heal. I'm warm, authentic and compassionate and I'll support you as you explore and bring about the changes you want to make.
My training includes Person Centred Therapy, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I combine these three models so that I can offer therapy that's tailored to you. Often it's enough just to talk, to hear yourself out loud and be heard and understood by someone else. If it's useful to you, we might sometimes work with creative techniques, like drawing or writing, or we might explore how you experience emotion in your body, as well as your mind.
We'll focus on whatever feels helpful for you. You might wish to explore how your history or childhood affects you now, and perhaps question old beliefs or patterns of behaviour. You might need compassionate support, or space and time to talk about what's happening for you right now. I'll also be sensitive to any contextual issues you want to look at, whether they're day to day, existential, political or environmental.
At the start of our work, we'll talk about what you'd like to get from counselling. This might be something very specific or it may be more abstract. It's also fine if you don't know what you'd like to achieve, or don't want to work with any kind of goal in mind. I want to be as useful to you as possible, so from time to time, we'll take a look at how you feel our sessions are going.
I'll offer you a safe and confidential space. I bring my real self to our work and I'll be alongside you, to notice, reflect, listen, empathise and on occasion, gently challenge. I will meet you as a whole person; not only your struggles but all that you are.
I offer face to face counselling at New Road Psychotherapy. The building is conveniently located in the centre of Brighton and the rooms are bright and welcoming. I also work on Zoom or on the phone.
I have particular experience with the following areas:
Transitional life events
Relationship difficulties and family relationships
Challenges of young adulthood
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.
I have also worked in a non-therapeutic role, with women who have experienced domestic abuse.
My first session
I offer an initial consultation on Zoom or telephone free of charge. This session will last up to 30 minutes. I'll ask you some questions about yourself and your reasons for coming to counselling. I'll tell you more about what I can offer, and of course, you can ask me any questions about the counselling process or how we might work together.
It's really important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with, so this initial meeting is a chance for you to decide if I'm a good fit as a counsellor for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, 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
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults