QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
Experienced Counselling Professional
HND in Person Centred Counselling
Diploma in Supervision
Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Therapy: Level 7 accredited by APAC
Foundation in Bereavement
Foundation in CBT
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Group Work
Registered member of the BACP
My training and experience in sand-tray therapy with both children and adults is extensive, as well as other creative work such as painting, puppets, stories and music.
I have an interest in adult survivors of childhood abuse, coercive control, attachment issues re: parenting work of inner child, self-harm, depression, low mood, narcissistic relationships, and their effect on the individual, working with eating disorders, self-worth and confidence.
I worked as a Macmillan counsellor for over 10 years, offering counselling to those with cancer as well as their families. This included children with cancer and children who were affected by a family members diagnosis. This was at Eastbourne District General Hospital.
For almost 3 years I worked with individuals struggling with addictions at CRI. This was focused on helping those with addictions with drugs and alcohol. I have also worked with gambling, food and sex addictions.
I have worked in a secondary school as a counsellor, providing support to children.
Eating disorders are something I work with, including Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, EDNOS and obesity. This includes working on the eating disorder and also the underlying issues and triggers that cause it.
I also am trained in Couples Counselling. I help enable couples to understand their own needs as well as the needs of their partners.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN
As children we view the world as a different place than an adult will. Our brains, and therefore our emotions, are not fully developed yet and so many issues that will arise around us such as divorce, loss and bereavement may need help for the child to be able to process. This is why play and creative art is so very important, as it allows us to get in touch with emotions without the use of verbal language.
I am an Certified Practitioner of Therapeutic Play Skills, having gained my Level 7 Post-Graduate Certificate In Therapeutic Play Skills.
I am trained in play therapy using items such as drawing, painting, puppets and stones. I have also trained in art therapy and sand tray therapy.
I have experience of working privately with children. From 2006 onwards I have had my own private clients who I have seen weekly.
I work with adults, young people and children.
My own therapy rooms were purpose built and are in a beautiful and quiet location. In addition, I have a fully set up playroom. There is a private entrance, toilet facilities and free and easy parking. This is located in Whitesmith.
Daytime, evening, early morning and weekend appointments are available.
I offer face to face appointments as well as Skype, Zoom and telephone.
Payment information is available on my website, as are more details about my work.
Individual sessions are £45 an hour.
Couples sessions are £50 an hour.
I also offer reduced rates for students.
The first initial assessment is free and is 30 minutes long.
TYPES OF THERAPY
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational
CLIENTS I WORK WITH
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited