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“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know,”
Pema Chodron


I’m an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults one-to-one.  I work in comfortable, private consulting rooms in Lewes and Hove, East Sussex.  As a BACP registered therapist, I help clients come to understand underlying issues and, through increased self-awareness and a shifting perspective, find new meaning and enable a process of change. 

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How I see therapy

I see therapy as offering clients a confidential space to step aside from everyday life where we explore difficulties together with curiosity and compassion. 

Through this process, you gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns - such as getting angry, frustrated, scared, withdrawing or self-criticising - as you begin to build a new self-awareness.  

Or if your concern is the loss of meaning or creativity, we'll come to understand this loss and its impact on you, as we uncover what is important to you now and find new ways of reconnecting.


These new ways of understanding and responding to previously difficult issues or relationships aim to enable you to live more fully and meaningfully.

Latest blog: No space to be heard?

My latest blog explores the different types of space used in therapy and the value this can offer, especially when you feel a lack of space in your own life 
(this opens a new window on the Brighton & Hove Psychotherapy website).

Client issues

I work with clients on wide variety of issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and relationship issues.  Here is more information about some of the more common issues:

Relationship issues

Loss & bereavement


Men's issues

Free phone consultation

The first step is for us to have a chat.  I offer a 30 minute free phone consultation where we'll discuss what issue brings you to therapy, I can answer any questions you may have and you'll get a sense if working with me feels right.  We'll then discuss possible options moving forwards.

Practice locations

I work out of two practices: Mondays I'm in Lewes and Tuesdays to Thursdays I'm in Hove.  Please contact me to discuss specific availability.

Hove practice: BN3

Lewes practice: BN7

Let's talk

07540 784533

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