One of the most important aspects of counselling is the relationship between the client and the counsellor. So the initial meeting will be about getting to know you and setting the stage for how we would work together, including letting you know more about the practicalities of how I work.
I see individual clients currently exclusively online, but eventually I plan on returning to working in-person as well. I work with people for the short-term and long-term.
I have particular expertise exploring the stories we tell about our lives, including the power of metaphor. I work creatively with clients to unpick which parts of these stories are helpful, which aren’t, and in investigating other perspectives. Please bring whatever is on your mind, whatever it is you are struggling with at the moment, and I can work with you to help you find the change or movement that you may need.
My relationship with counselling started when I was going through a difficult period in my life, when I felt completely isolated and trapped in my own head. The counsellor I saw was so empathic, good at listening and challenging and genuinely changed my life for the better. I’ve gained so much insight and acceptance of my own way of being through counselling. So I know first-hand the power that talking with a professional can have, which is why I trained to become a psychotherapist myself.
I am a qualified counsellor based in Worthing in the UK, and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton. Before that I qualified with a BSc in Psychology, and an MSc in Substance Misuse. I’m a fan of fantasy and sci-fi stories in various forms – including comics, films and novels.