I work with individuals couples and families. I have appointment rooms in Warrington and can also travel to the clients home if this is preferred.
I believe that people need to be heard and to be able to tell their story without interruption, which helps to build a trusting relationship with the listener.
I specialise in addictions counselling and interventions and have over 25 years experience in this field which includes behavoural as well as substance based addictions.
This condition can be hugely debilitating and shameful to the sufferer and often needs an experienced professional to help bring about complete recovery.
I also work with the rest of the family and loved ones of the addicted person because there is lots of evidence to suggest both that individual recovery can depend upon their involvement and that very positive changes can take place without the addicted person being involved in the work.
I also work as a life coach which involves much more goal setting and motivational work and can usually be done over the video phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I would say that my main training has been life! I have also studied in the areas of Family systemic therapy , Imago couples therapy, Gestalt and NLP. I have been a qualified Counsellor for over 15 years.
I also work with my wife in a specialist relationship/marriage counselling service called 'the Marriage Doctor', please see our web site for more details.
It is quite difficult to sum up the idea behind this training but I think it is worth saying that it concentrates on relationships rather than what is 'wrong' with a person. We form relationships with everything and everyone we come into contact with and how we build and manage those relationships is hugely important in how we feel about ourselves and the quality of our life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The standard fee for individual sessions is £35. My standard fee for couples and family groups is £50 per session.
Alternative to Rehab costs are more compex as there are four different levels of engagement, pleas see the web site for more details.
If there are financial difficulties such as unemployment, fees can be negotiated.
Type of session
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I work on weekdays during the day and in the evening up to 8pm.