Psychotherapy & Counselling
In person and online
Welcome to this website about my Psychotherapy & Counselling practice.
There is a lot to think about when finding a therapist and starting therapy.
I hope these pages provide you the information you need on what I do, and how I might be able to help you.
Who I am
I am a UKCP & BACP accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist based in Brighton & Hove. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people, either face-to-face or online using a platform similar to Skype. I have a wealth of clinical experience gained working for therapy clinics, in private practice, higher education, and charities.
My approach to therapy
Every person’s therapy journey is unique from start to finish. Some people come to therapy because they have specific issues that they want to address, like feeling depressed or anxious. Perhaps something has happened in life that feels overwhelming, or help is needed with relationships. Sometimes it is just have a sense that things are not ‘right’ and a want to find out why. There is no problem too big or too small for therapy; and no need to have a problem to want to have therapy.
Just as reasons for seeking therapy are individual, so is the experience of therapy. I hold this idea as central to the way I work. Therapy is a collaborative undertaking with the therapeutic relationship at its core. I recognise every person's chosen identity as equal and valid and follow and LGBTQ+ affirmative approach in my work.
How I work
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I believe we have a rich unconscious world that exists just out of awareness and influences much of what we do. Difficulties in current relationships can often be understood through recognising the influence of our internal ways of working, and the past.
I have additional postgraduate trainings in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Family Theory, Creative Communication, and Working Online. I adopt a cross-modality therapeutic approach to fit the needs of the individual, facilitating deeper understanding of the self as a route to mental wellbeing.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Therapy begins with an initial consultation where we meet and discuss your needs. This is an opportunity for us to meet each other, see how you feel about me being your therapist, and assess what might be the most appropriate way forward. Sometimes this meeting will be sufficient to know how to proceed, sometimes it might take a few sessions to get to know each other and get used to therapy.
I offer both short-term and long-term psychotherapy. Short-term, or time-limited, therapy can be useful as a way to focus on a specific issue in a set number of sessions. Long-term, or open-ended therapy can allow a deeper and broader exploration and understanding of the self without limits on time.
Online Psychotherapy and Counselling
I am a qualified online psychotherapist, providing the above services online using Skype video, audio, and email counselling and psychotherapy, read more here.
I am a qualified clinical supervisor, specialising in supervising trainee and newly qualified psychodynamic counsellors.
Costs & Arrangments
Fees are £60-75 for once weekly individual psychotherapy.
I am committed to the ethos that therapy should be accessible and I do offer concessions to those on low incomes, we can discuss affordability prior to meeting and in the introductory session.
I offer 50-minute introductory sessions for online and face to face work.
I operate from The Therapy Clinic in Hove and online via Skype, Zoom or VSEE.
I work weekdays and evenings, Monday - Thursday