637 Roundhay Road
I have been offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals for 20 years.
Top priority for me is whether you feel you can talk to me. I meet all sorts of people and I try to help everyone I see feel accepted enough to allow us together to explore whatever needs addressing.
Please feel free to call me first, or just send an email or text.
Training, qualifications & experience
My first degree is a BA in European Studies, for which I studied French, German, Politics and Economics at Loughborough University (1974 – 1978).
After university I did a one-year Postgraduate Diploma in International Marketing at North Staffordshire Polytechnic in Stoke.
I decided to take a completely different turn in my late 20’s and went to music school in Leeds: I attended Leeds College of Music (1986 – 1989) and took the 3-year degree course in Jazz and Contemporary Music. I had to deal with a life-changing shock during this period, which I won’t go into here. I eventually followed up this course with a one-year jazz course in Wakefield in 2000, and gained a diploma in jazz improvisation. The qualification is called Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Dance. I still play jazz in my leisure time, when I am not doing counselling and psychotherapy.
When I got interested in counselling and therapy in my mid-30’s, I first did a 10-week introductory course(1992), followed by an RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills, at the Swarthmore Centre in Leeds (1992 – 1993).
I then trained at Park Lane College for 3 years and gained a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (1993 – 1996).
After that I did another year at Leeds Metropolitan University which converted my diploma into a BSc degree in Therapeutic Counselling (1997 – 1998).
I attained BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Accreditation in 1998.
In 1999 I gained a certificate in therapeutic groupwork from Group Analysis North, which was a one-year course (1998 – 1999).
In 2011 I successfully applied for status as Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the BACP.
2014: Certificate in Couples Counselling with Leeds Psychotherapy Training Institute.
I am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, certificate number: 6161
Continuing Professional Development
Each year I do various activities that contribute to my continuing professional development. These include one-day seminars or lectures on a whole range of topics to do with therapy and life. I don’t want clutter this page with a long list of what I have done over the last 20 years, but I will mention a couple of highlights:
Two 12-week psychodrama groups in Bradford, with Aggi Jakubska
A one-day psychodrama course with David Brazier
Various seminars at the Harry Guntrip Trust in Leeds, with Ronald Britton, Patrick Casement, Adam Phillips, and many others.
The work I do in co-counselling – both the time I focus on myself and when I teach co-counselling to others – is very important for my ongoing personal development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- 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
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
You don't know what you need to address, but you know you want to talk to someone.
Sessions for individuals
Regular weekly sessions last 50 minutes, and my fees start from £45 per session.
If your appointment starts between 5.00pm and 5.59pm it costs £48.
If your appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £55.
The initial session lasts an hour and a half and costs £70. If your initial appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £78.
Sessions for couples
The initial session lasts an hour and a half and costs £75. If your initial appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £85.
These last 60 minutes, and my fee for this is £55 per session.
If your appointment starts between 5.00pm and 5.59pm it costs £60.
If your appointment starts at or after 6.00pm it costs £65.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 9.00pm