I have been working as an integrative psychotherapist, couple therapist and psychosexual therapist for over 35 years. I offer specialist support with relationship and sexual issues to individuals and couples as well as supervision to practising counsellors and psychotherapists. My work has developed and matured over the years and, although I'm always aware of familiar relationship patterns and make use of these to help individuals and couples to make sense of what's going on in their relationship, I also find that each relationship/individual is unique. Supporting and valuing this uniqueness is what makes my work interesting and rewarding.
What I'm offering
I'm offering support to individuals and couples who are having difficulty in their relationships. You may be experiencing anxiety and unhappiness in the relationship, you may have sex problems, money problems or problems with bringing up your children and I'm certainly able to help with this. However, my aim is not just to get the relationship 'back on track' but also to deepen and develop it so it becomes the best it can be.
The relationships I work with are not just couple relationships. I also have experience of working with parents and their grown up children and relationships between siblings. In my individual work, I'm happy to explore any relationships in your life including, and especially, your relationship with yourself.
Availability and Location
At the moment, and for the foreseeable future, I'm practicing exclusively online via Zoom. I've recently moved to Frome in Somerset, and I will begin a face to face practice there as soon as it is safe to do so. Currently, I'm quite busy - I have some daytime spaces, but evening slots are less easy to come by. However, these things can change very rapidly so do contact me anyway.
Please note. During the current Covid 19 situation, I'm unable to offer face to face sessions. I may go back to face to face sessions in Frome when it is safe and practical to do so. At the moment the advice from BACP is that both parties need to wear masks and rooms have to be disinfected between clients. I don't think I can work effectively under these conditions and feedback from existing clients suggests that Zoom is effective and some of them actually prefer it.
My book Sexual Grounding Therapy: context, Theory and Practice was published by Routledge earlier this year - see link below. The subject matter is one of the therapies I'm trained in and it will be interesting and useful to both professionals and people who are curious about the influence of their up-bringing on their sexual relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapy 1985
MSc Health Psychology 1995
Diploma in Contextual Couple Counselling 2005
Qualified Sexual Grounding Therapist 2010
Qualified Sexual Grounding Trainer 2018
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy registered Psychotherapist
Member of the Association of Sexual Grounding Therapists and Trainers
Professional Member of the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists
Over 35 years in private practice.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £80.00
Concessions offered for
My normal fees are:
individuals £80 per session
Couples £100 per session
Concessions as above.
I'm also offering a limited number of sessions at a nominal price for clients on low incomes. This will be subject to availability. Get in touch to discuss this with me if you want to take advantage of this.
I work from Tuesday to Thursday 11.00 am - 8.00 pm. At the moment, I have some spaces on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, but contact me anyway and I'll try and fit you in.
I specialise in couple counselling and working with psycho-sexual issues, on an individual basis, in couples and in groups. I'm not running any groups at the moment due to Covid. I will advertise these, when the present restrictions are lifted, both on this site and in other media.