I mainly work with people in middle-age and beyond who are looking to achieve greater fulfilment from the second half of their lives. They have typically managed ok but feel that they could gain more if they could overcome some inner limitations. I offer a space where these issues can be explored, limitations overcome and new inspiration found for a brighter future.
As a psychodynamic counsellor I work both with the current life situation as well as looking to the past for insight and understanding about the present. Although we cannot change the past we can change our perception of it and this can have a significant effect on the present.
Although it is a cliche to say that "it's all about my Mum" the fact is that our childhood relationships and experiences determine our present life patterns. These repeating patterns can govern our relationships, habits and emotional reactions to situations. Revisiting these childhood experiences, from the adult perspective, can be cathartic and transformative.
My particular areas of interest include relationship difficulties (such as partner betrayal, inability to form relationships, isolation/loneliness, etc.), the search for meaning (such as mid-life career change, spirituality, personal identity questions, etc.) and transgender issues (such as cross-dressing, gender dysphoria, confusion over gender identity, etc.).
I work mainly psychodynamically but my work is informed by NLP and hypnotherapy.
The Bridge Therapy comprises myself and a close colleague, Sally-Anne. We work from rooms in the Psychosynthesis Trust building near London Bridge, but are otherwise not associated with that organisation.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and are held weekly at the same time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I entered counselling following a successful career in business.
I have worked as a Samaritan for several years (and was chair of the local branch) and have worked in three counselling agencies including one specialising in LGBT issues.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapy (BACP Accredited) with Distinction
NLP/Hypnotherapy Master Practitioner
BSc/MSc Electrical Engineering
Redhill Counselling Centre
Sutton Counselling Centre
The Albany Trust
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transgender related issues, e.g. cross-dressing, CD/TV, transvestite, intersex, etc.
- £50 for initial assessment
- £50 per 50 minute session
Taking the first step is often the hardest. As counsellors, we know that, we've been through it ourselves. Maybe counselling isn't for you, but if you think it is then you'll need to take that step.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime appointments from 08:00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Types of client