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Hello, I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, offering one-to-one, in-person work with adults in the Brighton and Hove area.
My approach is integrative, and rooted in contemporary attachment-based, relational, and somatic trauma therapies. This means I think about distress you might be experiencing holistically in terms of the quality of your relationship with yourself, your relationship with significant others, both past and present, and your relationship with the wider social and natural world. My therapeutic work is always guided and directed by the clients I work with, and tailored to their needs and pace. What I offer is my professional expertise and experience, but I recognise the only expert in the client's experience in the room is themselves, and always encourage them to take a leading role in your own therapy. Working relationally also means that I understand the therapeutic relationship itself – in line with all the research – as the most powerful vehicle of healing in a therapeutic process. I see therapy as a chance to welcome parts of oneself which might not usually get given so much voice, in from the cold. This is made possible by a very particular relationship, centring my client's experience, which we create together under a unique set of conditions. Ultimately, it is through the creation of this very particular relationship, that it becomes possible to discover new insight and clarity, to find peace and balance in the storm, and ultimately, to expand one's capacity to act as an agent in their own life, and move forward positively in whatever direction they decide.
Prior to training as a counsellor I worked for 7 years in the voluntary sector running services for people leaving prison. I have also worked as a counsellor in a university welfare department, and as a therapist in a low cost service for people living with HIV. Currently, as well as my private practice, I co-ordinate patient mental health support across the primary care network in West Hove.