About me

I have my own private practice, which is based in Littlehampton. 

‘The Loft , Arcade Business Centre , 2A Arcade Road , Littlehampton BN17 5AR .  

I also practice in Worthing from The Parish Centre, 117 Broadwater Road , Worthing. ( Friday , daytime only ) 

I have 8 years experience in Private practice . 

I have also had experience in telephone counselling for Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care .

I have also been a Distance learning Assessor – Assessing NCFE Counselling Skills level 2.

Previous to this, I worked in the voluntary sector for several years, counselling Young people from the ages of 14 to 22. Here I gained valuable experience of working with self-harm, eating disorders, drug, alcohol use, sexual and psychological trauma, bullying and obsessive and intrusive thoughts. I also learned a lot from these young client’s about how they experience life in a culture that is dominated by social media – both the positive and the destructive aspects.

I have also counselled for an organisation that counsels carers. Here I gained a deeper understanding of the difficulties and joys of caring for people who have a wide range of problems, ranging from caring for children with autism , to parents with dementia , and partners and children with mental health problems. The frustrations arising from not feeling heard and the loneliness of taking on such a responsibility for others.

Prior to my counselling training I worked for a charity organisation, teaching refugee children, who were often traumatised and disorientated. Prior to this I was a primary school teacher .

I also, currently, freelance teach – Math’s intervention to students who struggle to concentrate and/or need additional help.

Training, Qualifications and Experience

BACP – Certificate of Proficiency (Registered number 065899)

Advance Diploma in Integrative counselling and Therapy

AEDP – Accelerated Emotional Dynamic Psychotherapy Emersion Training – Level I AEDP therapist
Transactional Analysis TA101

Integrative approach to treating trauma – Janina Fischer training 

Creating safety with High Conflict Couples – Janina Fischer training  

Counselling skills levels 1, 2, 3 NCFE

PODs courses – Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice: Child Sexual Abuse: Working with relational trauma: Trauma , dissociation and Recovery : Suicide and Self Harm: Shame   

Affiliations
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy