Poplar Counselling's Team
We also have a limited and select number of counsellors we refer to as well, both male and female.
We live and work in the Brighton & Hove area and our services can be delivered anywhere in Sussex.
- We are members of BACP and work within and are governed by their Ethical Framework and Guidelines.
How I work....
Working from a person centred perspective which means that it is not my intention to judge you or analyse you. I believe that you are the expert on your own experience and during the therapy will listen and share with empathy and understanding your experience.
I believe in being congruent and am honest in the therapy relationship always taking responsibility for my thoughts or feelings when I share them with you.
Working in an experiential way, often in the moment with what comes up, I can offer various techniques that you may find useful such as focusing, chair work, parts work and art/creative therapy.
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and i am registered on the new BACP Register of Counsellors, Certificate number 012260 . I am also a Supervisor who offers supervision to counsellors and other professionals who require clinical supervision as part of their practice.
I work from a Person Centred Approach.
My theory believes the client is the expert on their experience and life processes, and it is not therefore my role to analise or advise you. My role is to offer you a safe, non judgemental, accepting and honest space, to allow you to really explore your issues with me alongside you.
I also work in an experiential and creative way and in the moment, in sessions. I always have basic art materials/stones or crystals/objects, sandtray and objects available for your use if you choose to try working with them, in the room. Other processes such as Focusing and felt senses, Anger Management techniques, Mindful breathing etc can also be utilised into sessions as well if wanted.
I have over 19 years of counselling experience with most issues and a professional interest in working with issues around domestic violence, sexual abuse, suicide, PND, trauma, anger, and medical illhealth diagnosis including cancer. I also work with whatever you choose to bring to the room and the individual session.
with the resources and abilities to be as self determining and as self directing as their circumstances allow."
Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 07944 525304
How we chose our name
- We chose Poplar Counselling as a title / logo because we liked some of the meaning attached to the 'Poplar' tree.
Trees often have a symbolism of growth and regeneration attached to them. The Poplar tree holds this symbolism, and has special significance as it has leaves that are light one side and dark the other thus it becomes the 'Tree of Life'. It also has a place within the general range of polorisation symbols (positive -negative) We felt this was complimentary to our beliefs of the huge potential towards growth that people have, even in dark times. The process of Individual or Group Therapy can allow a feeling of change and self development for the client, and things can start to feel lighter.