Psychotherapy and Counselling online and in Forest Row, East Sussex
How I Work
To feel genuinely understood and accepted without judgement, is a rare experience for most of us. I believe it is in this place of complete acceptance that we can begin to unravel and endeavor to make sense of some of our thoughts and feelings, and so it is with this purpose that I practice.
With this purpose in mind, my work is uniquely personalised to you. I am a qualified, experienced Person-Centred psychotherapist, and this combined with my kind and gentle style offers an authentic foundation to foster warm and genuine relationships with my clients. I chose to study to Masters level to offer an accomplished and high standard of therapy - the type of therapy I would wish to receive.
I specialise in providing psychotherapy and counselling for people facing challenges before, during and after pregnancy. I have maternity experience within the NHS, which I combine with my psychotherapy to offer an holistic understanding of perinatal experience, including: Becoming a mother; Pregnancy; (In)Fertility; Pregnancy Complications; Pregnancy loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death); Pregnancy after loss; Surrogacy (becoming parents through); Adoption (becoming parents through); Birth trauma/complications; Termination of pregnancy/abortion; Postnatal depression; Pregnancy and postnatal anxiety.
I am a qualified and registered person-centred psychotherapist. I completed my MSc research at the prestigious Metanoia Institute in Ealing, London. In addition to my private practice, I have worked for a charity providing psychotherapy for issues around the loss of a pregnancy. I also have extensive experience of working with unpaid Carers of friends and family.
I did a BA in music, and I have experience of working in the education sector both in managerial roles and in the classroom, including SEN.
I offer an introductory session to see if psychotherapy with me is what you are looking for. This first session is an opportunity to clarify any thoughts you have about psychotherapy.
I work online via VSee, face-to-face in Forest Row, or a combination of both.
I see clients both long-term and short-term. For me, the most important aspect of how long the therapy relationship lasts, is that you are able to decide when to begin and end. Most clients start with 50 minute weekly sessions over six weeks when we then decide together for how much longer, if you so wish.
For more information on the Person-Centred Approach, here is a link BAPCA