What happens in the first session?
This is your first step, giving us an opportunity to meet, to explore what you’re seeking from therapy, for me to explain how I work – and how we can work together.
What happens next?
We agree to meet at a regular time each week . I offer open-ended therapy for the simple reason: only you will know when you’ve had enough sessions. I advise a commitment to a minimum of six sessions once we’ve decided to work together and we’ll regularly review your progress to ensure you’re getting what you need.
How much do you charge?
I charge £50 per session for individual counselling.
I charge £70 per session for couples counselling.
I offer a reduced rate of £30 per session for trainees.
I have been practising for nine years and these fees reflect my level of training and experience (please see below).
What are the possible appointment times?
My working hours are:
Monday to Thursday – 10am to 8pm
Friday – 10am to 5pm
Saturday – 10am to 1pm
How often do I attend?
Sessions are weekly.
How long will I attend?
I offer open-ended therapy for the simple reason – only you will know when you’ve had enough sessions. I advise a commitment to a minimum of six sessions once we’ve decided to work together.
What qualifications do you have?
I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, a Master’s Degree-level qualification. The course was accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), guaranteeing a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
What experience do you have?
I have been practicing for eight years and have an established clinic in Central Hove. During this time, I’ve been able to help men, women and couples from a wide variety of backgrounds, with an equally wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, personality ‘disorders’ and other complex issues.
Previously, I have worked as a counsellor with:
The Fed Centre for Independent Living, working with clients affected by physical disability, mental health problems, learning disabilities, chronic health conditions, and sensory impairment.
Patched, a Brighton-based organisation supporting individuals and families affected by substance misuse.
The Foyer (Crawley), an organisation providing support to young people who have lived unsettled lives.
I have been employed as a trainer on a counselling diploma course in Brighton, teaching theory, helping trainees develop their counselling practice, and facilitating personal development groups.
Prior to counselling, I spent five years working in the Public Sector and Community & Voluntary Sector, supporting vulnerable adults and their families to live independently in the community. I decided to retrain as a counsellor having experienced the benefits of therapy myself.