About me and my therapy practice
I began my career as a professional musician and worked many years in the industry before pursuing a lifelong interest in mental health and well-being. I have an honours degree in psychology, a post-graduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling and a masters degree in clinical psychotherapy. I have extensive experience working in both the private and public sector and my therapeutic approach is best described as integrative, because it draws on the theoretical, philosophical and clinical convictions of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural (CBT) and family therapy. I work with adults (individuals and couples), young people and families. I have a COSRT approved Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy and I am a group facilitator for post graduate students training in psychodynamic counselling at The University of Brighton. I am also an experienced fertility counsellor (MBICA). I work face to face from my practice in Hove and remotely via Zoom, Skype & FaceTime.
What can you expect in the first session?
One of the most important aspects of counselling and psychotherapy lies in the quality and strength of the therapeutic relationship, which is why you should feel completely comfortable with your therapist. The first session gives us an opportunity to meet, for you to talk about your concerns, and for me to gain an understanding of your situation. It also allows us to decide if we would like to continue working together. You are under no obligation to return after the first session.