Frequently Asked Questions

I offer a free informal telephone consultation and I suggest speaking to you both, individually, before we meet.

Our initial appointment gives us an opportunity to explore what you each want from the sessions, how I can help you both, and how we can all work together to get you where you both want to be.  Ongoing appointments are between £80 and £100 in person and £70 to £90 online.

My fees reflect my experience, skills and knowledge.

All sessions are 50 minutes in duration.

More details can be found here: Couples Counselling Info Sheet (2024)

I maintain a number of time-limited concessionary spaces at a discounted fee of £30 per session. At present I do not have any concessionary spaces available, but do check back as this could change at any time.

I have worked with many trainee counsellors over the years and I genuinely enjoy accompanying them on their professional and personal journeys.

I offer a concessionary rate of £50 (in person) and £40 (online) for trainee counsellors.

As is customary, I have a cancellation policy where a fee is applied for unscheduled cancellations.  More details can be found here Personal Counselling Info Sheet (2024) and Couples Counselling Info Sheet (2024).

I offer both online therapy sessions - using Zoom - and in-person sessions at two clinics in Hove - the Hove Therapy Rooms in Church Road and the Lansdowne Place Therapy Rooms.

Hove Therapy Rooms, 69 Church Road Hove BN3 2BB

Lansdowne Place Therapy Rooms, 60 Lansdowne Pl, Hove, BN3 1FG

This is our 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. Assuming you’re happy to continue, we then agree to meet at a regular time each week.

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.

Sessions are weekly.

I offer open-ended therapy for one 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.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, University of Brighton (accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

BA (Hons.) Humanities: Philosophy and Modern World Studies, University of Brighton.

Certificate in Duo Counselling, a systemic approach to counselling couples and families.

Further Continuing Professional Development training in:

Loss and Bereavement
Group Process Skills
Existential Therapy
Disability Awareness
Working with Families Affected by Substance Misuse
Domestic Violence Awareness
Child Protection Awareness

I have been practicing since 2009 and have been in private practice since 2011.  During this time, I’ve been able to help women, men, and couples from a wide variety of backgrounds, with an equally wide range of difficulties related to depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and the effects of abuse.

Alongside my own practice, I have taught on a counselling diploma course in Brighton, teaching theory, helping trainees develop their counselling skills, and facilitating personal development groups.

I have previously 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, an organisation providing support to young people who have lived unsettled lives.

Prior to counselling, I spent five years working in public sector and community & voluntary sector roles, supporting vulnerable adults and their families to live independently in the community.

I’m a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by our Ethical Code of Practice (which you’ll find here). Should you wish to check, I’m listed on the BACP’s accredited register (here).

As a professional practitioner, I hold full professional indemnity insurance, have regular and ongoing clinical supervision to ensure the highest standards of practice, and positively engage in my own continuing professional development.