8 Hesnall Close
01942 677 426 / 075 989 26766
I grew up in the North West of England between Manchester and Liverpool and went to school and college in Wigan and Warrington. I have always been fascinated by people and even then I knew I wanted to do something that would help people.
My working life has included teaching maths in Warrington, Leigh and Liverpool, working in an IT role and as an IT customer support officer. About 20 years ago I went by chance to a talk on hypnotherapy and I was hooked. I started my training as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist and have been expanding my knowledge ever since. I have listed a lot of the courses I have done below.
I also like to think that, since I have had first-hand experience of many of life’s problems and painful situations, I have greater understanding of what my clients are going through. I was bullied at school, had an extreme phobia of wasps, have suffered with IBS, been addicted to cigarettes, been divorced and bereaved, had car accidents and suffered panic attacks. I have also known the pain of very severe back and neck problems. And it was by sorting these problems out for myself that I learned how best to help others.
I am now happily married and my wife is a psychotherapist as well. Between us we've been involved in training nearly two hundred therapists in a range of modalities including a diploma course in hypno-psychotherapy, NLP practitioner and EFT .
I also work as a supervisor for other therapists in different disciplines, including counselling, NLP, and hypnotherapy working both in NHS and private practice. I am constantly updating my skills so as to be able to help my clients as effectively as possible.
People tell me that I am very patient and calm and that this makes them feel at ease when they come to see me. I hope this is so! What I can promise is that I treat all my clients with respect and without judgement and that everything they tell me will be completely confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a self-employed psychotherapist since 1996, helping clients to overcome a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), IBS, phobias, eating disorders, relationships, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse, addictions and other limiting behaviours.
I also have a Certificate in Counselling Supervision and have supervised many other therapists working with a variety of modalities and settings including counselling, NLP, private and NHS work, some have been UKCP or BACP registered. I have also helped many of them establish themselves in private practice. I am recognised as a supervisor for four other national therapy organisations.
Apart from my UKCP registration I am also a qualified trainer of NLP and EFT. I’ve written and presented short courses for other therapists. From 2004 - 2007 I occupied the voluntary roles of Vice-Chair and Acting Chair for the National Hypno-Psychotherapy Council (UKCP Member Organisation).
From 2011-13 I worked as Training Officer for the Hypnotherapy & Counselling Societies .
In brief my experience includes:
• Working privately with a wide range of complex client issues
• Working with companies to reduce occupational stress
• Working one-to-one with EBD pupils in exclusion units in Liverpool (Jan-Apr 2002) and Salford (May-Nov 2008)
• Working with a London-based charity helping people with bladder and bowel problems
• Providing therapy for NHS clients via an agency, using CORE 10 and GAD7 etc. rating scales
(Apr-Jun 2011 & Mar-Nov 2012)
• Supervising other psychotherapists (UKCP, BACP, NHS, HS, NCS etc.) providing advice and support
• Providing training in psychotherapeutic modalities including foundational diploma for UKCP entry.
I'm also a qualified EMDR therapist (as recommended by NICE for the treatment of PTSD)
I'm recognised by BUPA and other agencies - please ask!
Currently I'm researching and helping to address sleep problems.
- Free download available to help with meditation or sleep at:
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- £50 per session of 60 - 75 minutes
- Pay as you go - cash, cheque or credit card (via website - no extra charge for this facility)
- Free parking
- Easy access -ground floor
- Flexible appointments - last evening appointment starts at 8pm
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible appointments available most days: Monday to Friday. Starting from 9am and the last appointment starts at 8pm. Some weekends by arrangement if required
Supervision & training
Certificate in Counselling Supervision.View supervision profile