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LEAVENING THE FEAR
Having been in practice for over thirty years, I know that no one REALLY wants to come and see me. I can seem like a last resort. I'm the person you come to when no-one else will do ……and, you have to pay me! You've reached a point where you have to talk to someone who will understand the gravity of your situation. Someone who will take you and your experience of life seriously.
Counselling and Psychotherapy….. this is my job; what I do for a living; have conversations with people, be with them, helping them through times of difficulty, doubt, uncertainty and despair. Like walking a tightrope, it’s a risky business; we might speak the unspeakable, hear the unhearable, feel the unfeelable, see the unseeable, touch the untouchable. That’s quite risky then; daring to hear, see, feel, touch, speak and sense that which has had no permission before. We can feel quite fearful reaching out to a Counsellor or Psychotherapist; everyone I’ve worked with has said that contacting me was one of the hardest things they ever did. But.... you can only start from where you are!
So, a little about me........ I’ve played cricket for Kent, once; run around Soho furiously to all the Jewish tailors; collected cash from tills at Butlins; poured white-hot molten metal into casts; emigrated to Toronto where I discovered photography; had my eyes opened at Art College; photographed, amongst others, Hell’s Angels, Benedictine monks and Joan Collins; lectured in creative photography at various art colleges across England; spent nearly ten years trying and failing to be a musical ‘someone’, whilst being a projectionist; created the first organic vegetarian restaurant in South London and taken ordination as an Interfaith Minister. My own inner, and outer material collapse, led me to therapy at 38 years old and, as a consequence, to my own training as a therapist. Now nearly forty years later I help both clients and other therapists be more truly who they are, while having the occasional photographic image exhibition. I still live by the ‘seat of my pants’ and hope to cultivate the courage to love amongst the fears, trials and tribulations of our inner and outer world. I live with my wife just outside Hereford and have nine grandchildren.
Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org)
Training, qualifications & experience
Senior Accredited Psychotherapist & Counsellor - The National Counselling Society
Registered Counsellor - United Kingdom Register of Counsellors
New Seminary - Oxford, Comparative Theology, Practical Ministry, Spiritual Counselling.
Advanced Gestalt Psychotherapy Training (Gestalt SouthWest)
Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling)
Trauma and Phobia Therapy (Uncommon Knowledge)
In addition to my therapy practice, I am an experienced Supervisor, having worked in various contexts with therapists in addiction treatment centres, counselling agencies and with trainee and student counsellors. I also run therapy groups and personal development training for trainee therapists.
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Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with people from all walks of life; most of the presenting symptoms listed above I am experienced in working with and are familiar in my practice; if I feel at all unable to work with you for any reason I will try to refer to a suitably appropriate colleague.
£85.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Individuals £85 (1 hour)
Couples £130 (1.5 hours)
Supervision £130 (1.5 hours)
When I work
I am available Monday-Wednesday between 9.00 - 4.10 (last appointment)
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