Training, Qualifications & Experience



Counselling Training and Qualifications


  • Registered Member of the BACP
  • Post Graduate Clinical Supervision Training, The Rock Clinic Association (2016)
  • PG Certificate in CBT Skills, Westminster Pastoral Foundation (2012)
  • PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, University of Sussex (2002)
  • VACTs Accredited Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, Addaction, (2003)
  • Cruse Accredited Bereavement Counsellor, Cruse Bereavement Care (1999)


Counselling Experience


I have over 20 years’ mental health experience working across the NHS and Voluntary Sectors; working as a Counsellor at The Rock Clinic since 2004 and more recently providing Clinical Supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors. I have also provided Counselling and Assessment to Students at UCL (University College London) since 2013 and at Brighton University since 2018.


I held an Honorary Counsellor’s post for 3 years at Brighton’s NHS Psychology and Counselling Department; and have trained and volunteered as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor with Addaction (now CRI), and as a Bereavement Counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care in Brighton.


Over the last 20 years, I have also worked professionally within 2 Brighton based charities overseeing a range of health and mental health services; as Chief Executive of The Sussex Beacon (2008-2012); as Director of Threshold Women’s Mental Health Initiative (2004-2007) and as their National Infoline Manager (2000-2004). In addition, I have 15 years’ business sector experience working within sales and marketing.

Professional Timeline


  • April 2018 to the present: Student Counsellor at Brighton University, Falmer
  • January 2016 to the present: Clinical Supervisor for trainee and qualified counsellors
  • February 2013 to the present: CBT/Psychodynamic Student Counsellor at UCL (University College London)
  • 2012 to the present: Private Counsellor, 63 Sandgate Road, Brighton, BN1 6JP
  • 2004 to the present: Private Counsellor, The Rock Clinic Association, 270 Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5TA and 8 Western Street, Brighton, BN1 2PG
  • 2008 – 2012: Chief Executive, The Sussex Beacon, Brighton (a leading HIV care centre providing a ten-bedded Inpatient Unit and range of health/mental health Outpatient services)
  • 2004-2007: Director, Threshold Women’s Health Initiative, Brighton (a local charity providing women-only Counselling, Crèche, Complementary Therapies, Day Services, Drop Ins, National Infoline, Training and Volunteering services)
  • 2000-2004: National Women’s Infoline Manager, Threshold Women’s Health Initiative (Telephone Helpline/Infoline/Prison Outreach)
  • 2003-2004: Honorary Counsellor (VACTs accredited), Addaction Drug & Alcohol Service, Brighton
  • 2000-2004: Honorary Counsellor, South Downs Health NHS Trust, Department of Clinical & Counselling Psychology, Brighton
  • 1999-2001: Volunteer Counsellor (Cruse Accredited), Cruse Bereavement Care, Brighton