I’m an experienced person-centred and humanistic counsellor and I’ve worked in a number of different settings. I’m a registered and accredited member of the BACP. I am also a qualified supervisor and I offer supervision to fellow counsellors.
I attend regular supervision, which is an integral part of maintaining good practice, and I adhere to the ethical framework of the BACP. I’m also committed to attending Continued Professional Development training and I’m fully insured and DBS (CRB) checked.
As well as counselling in my private practice in Lewes, I also work as a student counsellor at a University for overseas students and as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at Sussex University, providing support to students.
Previously, I helped to set up and deliver a service for over 4 years called The Haven Project, where I provided counselling to survivors of rape, sexual violence or sexual abuse.
I’ve had specific training in working with trauma, childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence through my work with The Haven Project. This has helped me to appreciate how difficult it can be to share painful events and how important it is to have a safe and confidential setting to work in.
I also worked as an honorary counsellor for the YMCA, counselling year 8,9 and 10 students in a secondary school and as an honorary counsellor for the NHS at Afterthoughts, a midwife associated service which offers counselling to expecting and new parents. At Afterthoughts I worked on many areas with my clients, including bereavement, abuse, traumatic birth, self-harm and eating disorders.
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