PLEASE NOTE: I am currently fully booked until further notice. Please be aware that for administrative reasons I do not have a waiting list.
I am a fully accredited psychotherapist & counsellor with over 17 years experience. I provide therapy for individuals and currently manage a psychotherapy practice in central Shrewsbury.
I offer an in-person exploratory session (at a reduced rate) that can help you feel more certain about whether to engage in counselling or psychotherapy. Some people find that a few sessions of therapy can help them address a specific problem, while others choose to work on a longer-term basis to help focus on deeper issues.
I have extensive training and experience of working with anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression and stress. Other issues that people bring to therapy, such as bi-polar disorder, complex patterns of relating and personality disorders, GAD (generalised anxiety disorder), panic attacks, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), are issues that I am familiar with as a psychotherapist and trainer.
How can counselling & psychotherapy help you?
Talking to someone who gives you their total attention and empathy can help you see yourself and your situation more clearly. It can release you from being alone with difficult or confusing thoughts and feelings. Seeing them in a new light can clarify them and help you see a way through, and may enable you to work out what—and how—you want to change.
It may also help you come to terms and cope more effectively with those things you cannot change.
A little more about myself
I previously taught at the University of Warwick, on their Counselling & Psychotherapy programme. As a nationally recognised, and BACP accredited course, I facilitated trainee counsellors and psychotherapists at honours degree level. I have over 20 years experience of consultancy and coaching for individuals in public and private organisations. I have appeared on BBC Radio Shropshire sharing my perspective and experience on men's mental health and anger management.
As a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) my practice is monitored by a qualified counselling supervisor and is bound by the BACP's ethical framework.
Registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), I am also registered with the ICO (the UK government data protection office).
Each session, usually on a weekly basis, normally lasts for 1 hour.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (University of Gloucester)
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice (University of Warwick)
Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Advanced Post-Diploma Cert in Couples Counselling (Milton Keynes)
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Warwick, BACP Accredited)
AEB Certificate in the Theory and Practice of Counselling (Central School of Counselling)
British Psychological Society: Certificate in Occupational Assessment - Levels A & B
Drugs & Alcohol: Contexts for Counselling (CCC - Contact Ceredigion)
Suicide, Self-harm: Contexts for Counselling (Aberystwyth University)
Suicide & Self-harm Seminars (Tavistock Institute, London)
Mindfulness & Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT): Theory & Practice (Therapy Challenges)
Group Facilitation CPD Parts I & II (University of Strathclyde)
Psychopathology in Counselling Seminar (University of Warwick)
Sexual Abuse in Childhood (University of Aberystwyth)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Psychotherapy (University of Aberystwyth)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Complex and embedded anxiety disorders, including OCD, acute stress and panic disorders;
- Trauma & PTSD, including symptoms of dissociation from past or recent trauma.
- Depressive disorders, including major depression, dysthymia, and bi-polar disorder;
- Working with men: anger & violence issues; identity & purpose; bereavement & loneliness; relationship difficulties; sexuality.
£60.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Initial exploratory meeting: £50
Subsequent sessions: £60 per hour
Sessions are usually arranged on a weekly basis.
Daytime appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, until late afternoon.