The counselling I offer is humanistic and integrative, this means I use a range of therapeutic and creative approaches to tailor to your individual needs.
I work as an Integrated Humanistic Counsellor and believe that everyone given the right conditions is capable of making use of their own inner resources to enable personal growth, self-awareness and healing.
'"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." Carl Rogers, 1961
I am a fully qualified registered counsellor having completed a BACP Accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member, I'm bound by and adhere to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
This maybe the first time you've decided to come for counselling, or your returning to explore further. What ever the issue(s), counselling enables you the space to explore and work with your feelings in the here and now, to seek new ways of dealing with the past, and/or to find ways to resource yourself, that free you from old patterns of behaviour or coping strategies that may limit you to experiencing life fully.
I believe the humanistic approach enables counselling to be uniquely tailored to you by using three different modalities of Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt so that you can see what works for you.
I will work with you to offer an empathic, non-judgemental, confidential space. I believe developing a relationship with you is central to working collaboratively and effectively. We can work on a short or long term basis with the emphasis being led by you.
Finding the right counsellor can be daunting process and therefore I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation. During this time we can discuss what you would like to explore, explain how counselling works and its also your opportunity to ask me any questions and consider if you would like to go ahead with further sessions.
Professional and academic qualifications:
The Couples Institute - Level 1 Developmental Model
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited), Wealden Psychology Institute.
NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3
CPCAB Award in Counselling Skills Level 2
Recent training undertaken:
LGBTQI Awareness Training
Severe and Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Trauma and Recovery
TA101 - Transactional Analysis Certificate
Animal Assisted Therapy
Suicide Awareness ASSIST Training
Graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy Training under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at The Couples Institute.
I have use of therapy rooms in West Hove and Hangleton that are set within counselling and wellbeing practices. The rooms offer a comfortable and confidential space.
Hove Counselling and Psychotherapy
148 Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5QL
92-98 Northease Drive, Hangleton, Hove BN3 8LH
You can contact me by phone 07463 160499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions or arrange a free half hour telephone introductory session.
10:00 – 20:00
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10:00 – 14:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 17:00
Our initial meeting is free of charge and I allow 30 minutes for the session.
My fees ongoing are £50 per 50 minute sessions. £70 for couples
Payment can be made by cash or BACS.
Cancellations made within 24hrs of your appointment may still be charged.
* Places available for counselling students at a reduced rate.