As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with a wealth of life experience to bring to our therapeutic relationship, my approach is rooted in person centred values and a blend of person centred, gestalt and transactional analysis techniques. I am particularly drawn to Gestalt therapy and the emphasis on the importance of the body, feelings and the present moment.
I respect my clients as the best experts on themselves. My focus is always on individual experience, and I work phenomenologically. I believe that integrative counselling sessions offer clients a breathing space where they are free to experiment with being themselves and with relating spontaneously, in the present moment. Having a fresh look at their situation allows clients to see more clearly the possibilities for developing creative solutions to their issues, and can enhance wellbeing, contentment and personal happiness.
Qualifications & Training
I hold a Diploma in Hypnotherapy from Chrysalis Courses, and Humanistic Integrative Counselling from Wealden College of Counselling & Psychotherapy, Crowborough, UK.
I am a certified Grief Recovery Specialist with Grief UK and offer programmes face to face locally in Brighton & Hove and online worldwide.
I also hold a BSc degree in Palliative Care Nursing from Kings College London and a H Dip in Adult Nursing from Middlesex University, London.
I am one of the team of counsellors at MindOut in Brighton, and have volunteered as a counsellor at the Sussex Cancer Centre, Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Continuing Professional Development
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse
Trans 101 - MindOut
Moving Your Practice Online - Online Therapy Institute
Suicide Awareness and Interventions for LGBTQ clients - MindOut
Power of Awareness, Online Mindfulness Training - Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach
Dissociation & DID: The fundamentals - Carolyn Spring