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AKA The Metaphor Man

About me

Phone and online specialist.

20+ years experience of working with Anxiety, Depression and Anger, issues.

Available via Phone, Zoom, FaceTime, Whats App etc. So no matter where you are in the world, you can access emotional/coaching support/training.

Call now for a short chat to explore how I might help.

Most of my work is short term, though some clients wish longer within a psychotherapeutic or coaching relationship.

We all have difficulties in our lives at times. No matter what your history or troubles now, I can offer a safe environment to help work things through so that your future can be more manageable and happier.

For some self-help on emotions: Do have a look at my book:

I am committed to providing counselling, psychotherapy, coaching and supervision in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. I have been in practice for over 20 years and I am now available around the world via Skype, Zoom, Face Time, Viber and by phone.

I also offer training days/evenings on topics such as emotional intelligence, anger management, gestalt theory, Skills Practice. To access my webinars (for qualified and trainee Counsellors, Therapist and Coaches), cut and paste this link:  

Supervision Ind or groups are also available. .

Training, qualifications & experience

Author of The Penny Model:

Professional Qualifications:

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor
  • CPCAB Qualified Counselling Supervisor
  • MBACP Registered
  • UKRCP Registered

I hold a Counselling Diploma (Gestalt) and an RSA Certificate in Counselling and have completed an additional three years Psychotherapy training at the institute of Metanoia.

I have experience of working with a number of counselling environments:

  • Private practice.
  • GP surgeries.
  • University students.
  • Youth counselling service.
  • Group work.
  • Psychodrama.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£ 70.00 per 50 minute DAY TIME sessions. UK time zone. 

Supervision £ 75.00 

Variable fees for group training.
All sessions are paid for in advance via BACS PayPal or Cheque.
For students and unemployed:- concessions are available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Saturday   09.00 - 14.00 start times.

Further information

The focus of my work is to help you achieve greater awareness, which will offer you more options for the future (so that you don't end up doing the same old things/patterns within your relationships, at work, and how you get angry). This brings about change in your life.

Some client feedback:

  • "What I got from the work "A new me, A new beginning, A new start"
  • "It helped me understand so many things that I never really understood before."
  • The biggest change was "Looking within me for the answers. I have always relied on others to tell me what to do".
  • "You taught me how to finally trust myself and that is so empowering"
  • "I can recommend this type of work because "It gets to the core issues"

Some group feedback:

  • "I thought it was great, experientially informative"
  • I enjoyed "The experiments and learning about myself but also hearing others"
  • I enjoyed "The experiments and environment"

Wooler, Northumberland, NE71

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I have been a qualified for many years and am available for individual or group supervision. Fees £ 75.00 for 1.5 hours. Group fees (negotiable).

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