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B.Sc. M.A. B.A.C.P Senior Accred

About me

As a counselor and clinical supervisor with over twenty years post qualification experience I hope the following will give you a sense of how I work.

1. My main aim is to provide a safe, quiet and therapeutic space, in which a relationship of trust can develop.

2. I have found that clients who have, or develop, a meaning or personal philosophy to their lives, tend to feel more fulfilled.

3. Exploring personal histories and how childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have helped shape our present is a key part of healing. But we also need to avoid getting caught up in the 'drama' of our stories and allowing them to determine or limit our lives.

4. I believe we need to learn to 'tread lightly' in life , which does not mean not living deeply and intensely,but does mean consciously trying to avoid being sucked into the heaviness of self despair and pity.

5. Mindfulness and meditation can help this process, allowing us to gently and compassionately notice and be curious about our lives.

6.I always try to be sensitive to issues around race, culture, sexuality, gender, disability and other 'differences'. I avoid making assumptiond and respect a client's choices and autonomy at all times.

7. As a gay man I have over twenty years experience counselling LGBTQ clients both in my private practice and in an LGBTQ counselling agency

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Econ (Hons ) 1978
Diploma Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling 1996
BACP Accredited Counsellor 2000
M.A Cultural Astronomy 2008
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor 2008

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

My fee for a fifty minute session is £70 I have reduced fees for those on low incomes

In addition I keep two counselilng spaces free of charge for those with no regular income, although donations are accepted .These are for short term counselling only, usually six sessions.

When I work

weekday daytime and evenings

104 Edgeley Road, Clapham, London, SW4 6HB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults