Qualifications/Approach

Although being trained in many Counselling and Psychotherapy approaches research has shown that it is the therapeutic relationship established between therapist and client that has the most beneficial influence within therapy rather than theoretical knowledge or technique.

My qualifications are as follows:

Masters of Arts (MA) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practise – Bath Spa University

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy – Postgraduate Level -Northbrook College Sussex

Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate – Institute of Transactional Analysis

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – Northbrook College Sussex

 

Experience/employment

Elysium Healthcare – The Brighton & Hove Clinic –  Out-patient Clinic and Day Care Addiction Treatment Programme (ATP) – offering 1-1 and Group therapy, family therapy and psycho-educational/creative workshops and groups in relation to addiction and life issues. I also facilitate their family programme offering group therapy and workshops to family members.

Elysium Healthcare – The Brighton & Hove Clinic –  In-patient detox and residential Addiction Treatment Programme (ATP) – offering 1-1 and Group therapy, family therapy and psycho-educational/creative workshops and groups in relation to addiction and life issues. I also facilitate their family programme offering group therapy and workshops to family members.

Priory Healthcare – The Priory Hospital – Brighton & Hove – Inpatient detox and Addiction Treatment Programme (ATP) – offering 1-1 and Group therapy, family therapy and psycho-educational/creative workshops and groups in relation to addiction and life issues. I also facilitate their family programme offering group therapy and workshops to family members.

CRI (Formerly SASS)  – short-term 1-1 Counselling for individuals with substance misuse issues 

Sussex Alcohol and Substance use Service – Counsellor Clinical Training – short-term 1-1 Counselling for individuals with substance misuse issues 

The Priory Hospital – Addiction Treatment Programme – Therapeutic group work

Emotional Support for Carers – Counsellor Clinical Training – Long-term Counselling/Psychotherapy for Carers

Coastal West Sussex Mind – Supporting the recovery of individuals with low – complex mental health issue

 

Awards

Northbrook Student Achievement Award

Northbrook Higher Education Graduation – Outstanding Achievement Award (Counselling)

 

The approaches I could incorporate into my work with you are:

  • Humanistic/Existential Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Jungian Analytical Psychology
  • Communicative Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • 12 Step Program Philosophy 

In practice the approaches I may offer to you emerges as I begin to work with you. As I work in an integrative way no one theory emerges in isolation but rather there is a unique blend that meets your needs as issues arise. This is all guided by you though.