Welcome to my page I hope what I write here will give you some insight into what I can offer you as a therapist. I am happy to meet you to explore this further and to see if I am the right therapist for you, I therefore offer a free 30 minutes meeting.
I am a Registered Senior BACP accredited counsellor & psychotherapist and SNR. BACP accredited supervisor. I am also a qualified group facilitator and educator in the field of counselling and supervision.
“You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him to discover it within himself”.
I was originally trained in the person centred approach to counselling and later in expressive therapy training which appealed to my creativity. I have qualifications in dream work and group work and have studied at master’s level in university. I have also trained in Gestalt psychotherapy. During this time, I have received extensive personal therapy which is essential to train in psychotherapy and have therefore experienced what it’s like to be a client.
My previous professional work has been within the NHS either based in the primary care sector working in GP surgeries or within the sexual health team. I have been working in private practice now for the past 16 years although I continue to offer and receive referrals from the NHS, GP, employers including EAP.
Although I work with individuals, couples and groups on a wide range of issues I see therapy as a way to develop awareness and choice. I prefer not to specialise in any area and work with a wide range of issues such as stress, bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, sexual health, relationship issues, sexual and verbal abuse, shame, personal or spiritual development, power issues and self-discovery.