It's Time For You
Are you always there for everyone else, and now need someone to be there for you? Then you have come to the right place! We all need help sometimes, and taking the first step of asking for help is often the hardest. I know, because I’ve been there too. You need time for yourself. How can you be there for others if you are feeling burnt-out?
Have you suffered a loss or bereavement which you are struggling to process because you feel so overwhelmed? Are you feeling low and anxious? Whatever difficulties you are facing, my job is not to diagnose you, give you advice, or tell you how to fix things. My job is to be by your side as we explore ways to help you find your own answers.
I commit to working with you at your own pace in a non-judgemental way, to seeing you as the unique individual that you are, and to building a trusting relationship with you where you can feel really heard. It’s your space. Often the most healing gift we can receive, is to feel fully listened to.
So.. consider counselling as quality self-care!
Humanistic therapy focuses on the individual as a whole. It encourages people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. The emphasis is on self-development. The person-centred approach is based on the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions. Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, the counsellor offers unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence to help you come to terms with any negative feelings and to change and develop in your own way.
I am a fully qualified Humanistic Counsellor. I graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Humanistic Counselling, after achieving a Diploma of Higher Education in Humanistic Counselling and Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) - BACP Registration No 384125
All my working roles have involved caring for others and listening to how they view their world. I enjoy helping people work towards a more hopeful future.
I currently work with a national bereavement charity, and have extensive training and experience working with loss and grief. Loss comes in many forms - loss of health, identity, job, home, relationship.. all of which can be recent or historic. We can find ourselves coping in unhelpful ways, and struggling with anxieties and low mood. I can help you untangle your feelings, to help you see a clearer way forward.
The pressures of life can sometimes feel overwhelming. We often find ourselves at the bottom of our priority list, and end up feeling we have nothing left to give. I am passionate about helping you find you again! We can explore your struggles together. I can be the person here for you, while you are being there for everyone around you.
The amethyst is believed to represent groundedness, balance and calm.
I believe counselling can bring us this too.
Seeing a counsellor doesn't mean there is something wrong with you! It simply means you want to make some changes in your life. It's choosing not to struggle alone anymore, and we can all feel alone even if we are surrounded by people who care. The counselling relationship is like no other, it is all about YOU, and you are never a burden!
I work in a private counselling room in Chichester, West Sussex. I offer short and long-term counselling, we can discuss what works best for you. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with a counsellor in a safe and trusting environment can provide you with space to process what is going on for you, which can open up opportunities for change.
Keeping You Safe
I follow the BACP Ethical Framework and receive regular Supervision with a BACP registered Supervisor to monitor my practice. I undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD) to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date. I am fully insured and DBS checked. To comply with GDPR I am registered with ICO to keep your information safe.
"Life, at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed."
Information and Costs
Our first session will be spent finding out what has brought you to me, what your hopes are, and if I am the right person for you. If I'm not, I can help you find someone who could be.
Costs - face to face sessions are £45 and last for 50 minutes
Payment - is by cash on the day or bank transfer prior to our appointment
Cancellation - a 24hr notice is required to prevent payment please
Facilities - sessions are held in a private counselling room in central Chichester, which provides: disabled access - toilet facilities - free car parking & nearby bus route
Private Counselling Room
Bassil Shippam Centre
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on the end of the phone
0300 123 3393