I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited and Registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I am also a BABCP Accredited CBT psychotherapist. I practise therapy near Heathfield, East Sussex. I offer both short-term cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which works well with more specific difficulties and longer-term ongoing psychotherapy.
I have been practising as a counsellor/psychotherapist in UK since 1999 before moving to Uganda and Kenya in Africa in 2001 where I have had in-depth experiences of working amongst diverse cultures within doctor's surgeries and private practice. This has led me to working compassionately with 'difference' and gaining a deeper understanding of people and the uniqueness that they bring to therapy sessions.
I am currently working part-time as a CBT psychotherapist for the NHS working in secondary care in Eastbourne giving me further experience working as part of a team. I have my own private practice and am registered with Bupa, Nuffield Healthcare, Health Assured as well as the Counselling Directory and Its Good To Talk, BACP.
I have also worked for ChildLine and The Samaritans (1996) and gained a diploma in child psychology giving me sufficient understanding when working with children. I feel passionate about the work I do and I look forward to welcoming you to therapy.
In addition to therapy, I have trained Certificate and Diploma students at Amani Counselling Centre and Training Institution in Nairobi, in topics including: Group Theory; Ethics; Supervision; Personality Traits where I also counselled couples, adults and adolescents.
At Kenya Association for Professional Counsellors (KAPC) - I facilitated a monthly Continuous Professional Development (CPD) group on topics including: Non-verbal Communication - Emotion Focused Practice; The Counselling Process; Anger Management; Counselling for Depression model; Depression and Anxiety; Counselling Creatively; Eclectic, Integrative or Purist? The Counselling Relationship and Supervision.
I have run 2 day workshops in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) covering the basic necessary skills and awareness for counsellors to use and continue to travel to Kenya to give CBT workshops. Please see my blog page within the website for further information.