I am a BACP Accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor offering both short- and long-term counselling. I have a centrally located and well established practice close to Seven Dials in Brighton. In my work I combine a supportive, non-judgemental approach with being appropriately challenging creating an environment that is accepting and empowering.
In my work I draw on a set of complimentary methods aiming to support and facilitate your process, whilst honouring your inner wisdom. I walk alongside you in exploring and challenging your choices, beliefs and values so you can find your own truth.
My experience includes a background of 17 years of experience in the fields of therapy, groupwork and applied psychology and I have formal training in both therapeutic counselling as well as in the use of the arts in therapy.
I have trained and worked as a clinician in Australia, Germany and The Netherlands, as well as in the UK. I currently run my private practice as well as working as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health recovery team in the NHS, specialising in providing vocational and employment support for individuals with severe and enduring mental health needs.
My academic training in this field includes an HE Diploma in Counselling; a BA (Hons) in Counselling, A Postgraduate Certificate in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts and I am currently furthering my clinical training undertaking a MSc in Psychotherapy leading to UKCP registration.
I am multi-lingual and culturally aware and welcome clients from any cultural background; I have a personal and clinical interest in issues relating to cultural identity, a sense of belonging and feelings of being 'uprooted'.
I work in an LGBT affirmative way and my practice is open to all lifestyle choices and sexual orientations.
As an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice; I am also registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Please note: creative arts therapy differs from 'art therapy' in that its main aim is to integrate the arts in counselling. It is therefore not regulated by the Health Professions Council (HPC).