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My desire to train as a professional psychotherapist came from my own personal experience of therapy during my earlier years and the positive impact it had on my life. My personal experience of being in the client chair gives me additional perspective and can help shape how I work with my own clients. I appreciate how much courage it can take to embark on therapy and how difficult it can be to put your trust in your therapist and open up about difficult issues that may be having a profound impact on you, your life and those around you. 


Exploring issues or processing difficult emotions or memories can be overwhelming, painful or embarrassing at times. As a trained psychotherapist I am here to guide and support you to work through your challenges at your own pace and find the right solutions and decisions to make positive changes to your life.


I currently run my practice from calm and comfortable therapy rooms in Haywards Heath and Brighton. Both clinics are in discreet locations, close to the local train stations and town centres. I offer both short-term and long-term face-to-face counselling, telephone counselling and online counselling via Skype. I also offer professional psychotherapy and counselling to adults, adolescents and groups.

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Over a period of ten years, I completed two university degrees to help achieve my desire to be a qualified psychotherapist;


  • BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology with The Open University. 

  • MSc degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling at London South Bank University.  I am proud to have been awarded the Esmond Robinson scholarship for this.


In order to further understand this complex field and as part of my clinical training, I volunteered as a Samaritan for four years. This provided me with the opportunity to help clients with a variety of emotional, behavioural and mental health issues spanning cultures, ages and backgrounds.


I also volunteered for almost two years as a psychotherapist at a private residential rehabilitation clinic for substance/alcohol misuse in London.  This gave me a wide experience in individual, group and family therapy sessions, in addition to the development and facilitation of biopsychosocial group workshops and presentations, client assessments and treatment planning.


As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am required to continue my professional development on a regular, ongoing basis. This involves improving and broadening my competence, knowledge and skills, by attending regular courses, conferences, workshops, reading academic books, journals and articles or completing e-learning modules.


I am also required to engage in regular supervision with an experienced therapist. This supervision is a form of professional mentoring for all practitioners to ensure standards, quality, advanced learning and sustainability is being undertaken.

Qualifications and experience
My fees

Haywards Heath clinic

  • Face to face appointment

  • Adults: £65

  • Initial consultation is half price

Telephone or online appointments

  • Appointments wherever you are

  • Adults: £65

  • Initial consultation is half price

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Balcombe bypass near Haywards Heath

Contact Me

To book an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact me

Follow these 3 steps:

1. Send me the form below

2. I will reply to you (usually the same day)

3. We will discuss your requirements and if you want an appointment the first one is half price.

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