29 James Street West
Thank you for reading about me and welcome. I am an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with extensive experience of working in both long and short term models. I work with both individuals and couples. I have been practicing for over 26 years, initially in the voluntary sector and then for the NHS and then in Private Practice.
I now spent a proportion of my time writing about emotional health. I am currently writing my second book and blog regularly for the Huffington Post. Due to these commitments I now offer daytime appointments on both Saturday and Sunday on a fortnightly basis in the centre of Bath. Many of my clients choose to book a double sessions on a fortnightly basis and find that this is an extremely effective way of working.
If you are thinking about having counselling or therapy I always suggest that we make an initial appointment. This gives me the opportunity to hear about you and why you are looking for support at this time. It gives you the opportunity to meet me and to get a feel of how I work.
I aim to provide a warm and safe environment in which you can talk freely about your situation. We will take time to reflect on your situation and look at the best way forward for you. If you then want to continue to work with me we can talk through and decide where we go from from here. I am also happy to refer you to other services and practitioners if we don't feel that my way of working is right for you.
There are many different models of counselling which can feel quite confusing when looking for a counsellor. Do please ask me any questions you may have about this. My core model is psychodynamic and it is this theoretical understanding which underpins my thinking, however I have undertaken training in many other areas and therefore draw upon many different techniques in my work. Using this combined approach can help us to find the best way forwards for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist
UKRC Reg Counsellor/Psychotherapist
3yr cert Counselling WPF 1989/1992
1yr cert Supervision 2000/2001
Individuals and Couples
Supervision of Counsellors/Management Teams
Provision of Training
Ongoing Professional Development
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
£50 for Individuals £65 for Couples
My fees are reviewed annually.
My Practise is in the centre of Bath, 10 minutes walk from the Train and Bus Stations.
To make an initial appointment the best number to reach me on is my mobile. If I am unable to talk to you in person do please leave me a message and I will call you back as soon as I am able.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work in the centre of Bath, 10 minutes walk from the Station, on a fortnightly basis offering weekend daytime appointments.
Types of client