Successful, 20+ years experience Loughborough, Leicestershire & Blackpool Psychotherapist/Counsellor & Hypnotherapist, CBT, Person Centred, NLP, Time Line Therapy & Integrative Approach. Life Coach. Supervisor.
Adults, children & young people, couples and family therapy. Supervision. I work from a beautiful, private log cabin in residential premises at Loughborough and also run an extra Practice in Blackpool.
In addition, as a fully qualified Online Counsellor and Supervisor, I offer ONLINE COUNSELLING & SUPERVISION WORLDWIDE, (including Email Therapy and IM) (Audio, Webcam, Zoom etc) and TELEPHONE sessions. I also offer the Face to Face Counselling in the client’s home (by arrangement) (when appropriate due to the current pandemic.)
Whether online or face to face, I work in a variety of ways according to the needs of the individual. I see that people are not their behaviours and are doing the best that they can with what they have. Everyone therefore has the resources within themselves to change and to achieve their maximum potential in life and to EXPAND upon it, RIGHT NOW.
Central to my work is the quality of the relationship and rapport between client and therapist. I provide a confidential, safe and trusting environment in which the person is free to explore their deep issues, ridding themselves of any limiting decisions and finding a totally positive way to move forward.
The different counselling methods I use include CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Person Centred, Humanistic, Gestalt Therapy, Integrative, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis, and Breakthrough/(Life Coaching) All of these are outlined in greater detail on my website along with client testimonials.
Before contacting me please do click on my website and visit the GET SET FOR LIFE section:
You will then get a clearer picture, and an even better feeling of how I work and understand what is right for you.
Whatever approach I use, I provide that 'space' where you can explore and be 'Yourself' without any judgement and to further your journey. In my experience the quality of the client-therapist relationship is by far the one of the most important aspects in enabling you to be 'empowered' and ultimately to totally transforming your life.
Treatment and interventions I use have all proved highly successful. For example, Time Line Therapy/Coaching is a very fast, cost effective, long-lasting and successfully proven technique. During this therapy, You and I work with the Unconscious Mind to get to the root cause of the problem.
In a BREAKTHROUGH (Life Coaching) session we not only work together to totally eliminate any negative emotion, limiting beliefs and phobias but during the sessions your values (which are responsible for motivation) are realigned and you get help with your future goals. The MindSonar® Profile Measurement Tool will also help you understand your thinking patterns in a specific context. (Check out the published article below)
The end result is that you get rid of all the 'baggage' that you may have been carrying over the years. This means you won't have to return to counselling. Imagine a complete overhaul of your car when you get it serviced. How much better will it run - and that's what you can get for yourself, right now. Help yourself feel good, now, and you can.
Look forward to seeing you either FACE TO FACE in Lancashire (Blackpool) or Loughborough (Leicestershire) or ONLINE anywhere in the UK and Worldwide and to talking to you soon. Take care.
Please check out this link now to see what a few of my clients have said about the RESULTS they achieved working with me:
Training, qualifications & experience
Dr. Univ (Hon)
MSc; PGCE; BA (Hons)
Trainer of NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis
Trainer of NLP Coaching
Diploma in Counselling (Face to Face)
Diploma in ONLINE Counselling and SUPERVISION
DBS Enhanced (current)
Registered MindSonar® Professional (Profile Analysis Measurement Tool)
I am a Registered Member of BACP Accredited, ABNLP, MTLTA and MABH, and ACTO (Association of Counselling Training Online)
I have been involved in Counselling and Psychotherapy for many years as well as being a teacher since 1987. I have NHS and GP surgery experience having worked at the largest GP Practice in Leicestershire. I have worked with a broad range of issues with adults, couples and at with children, including young children (Place 2b) and enjoy working with students in Higher Education (College and University).
I have also been employed as a Young Persons Counsellor (11-25) at Open Door and was in charge of the counselling provision at a College in Loughborough for over 14 years. I started my own Private Counselling and Life Coaching Practice in 2008 in addition to my employment as a Psychotherapist.
As well, I have worked for various other partners delivering a high quality counselling service- insurance firms, rehabilitation groups, solicitors, EAPs and include being a registered provider for AVIVA, AXA PPP Healthcare, ACORN, Electrical Charity, CBTHealthcare, Ben (ben.org.uk), Rehab Network and Red Arc.
In addition, I have worked as a teacher in schools for many years in many subjects across the curriculum, including Special Needs. I have had teaching roles within HMP Leicester (i/c Counselling and Healthy Living Courses), with Student Support Services and within an NHS Trust for patients with Mental Health problems and Personality Disorders. I lectured part time at Loughborough University for over 16 years, as well as running my own successful Therapy, Life Coaching, Motivational and NLP Practice.
I have also worked as a Psychotherapist to clients for TV programmes.
I am the only Counsellor/Psychotherapist on the Counselling Directory in the UK who is a registered MindSonar® Professional (Please see my website under Profile Tool MindSonar® on the Get Set 4 Life Section)
Please also see me on the Life Coaching Directory:
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.
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
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
Phobias eg. Emetophobia
CRPS Limiting Beliefs and Decisions
Values (Beliefs) Alignment and Goal Setting
Car Accidents and other Trauma
Young People's issues
Relationship Issues/Abuse/Stockholm Syndrome
Contextual Profile Analysis MindSonar®
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
FREE 10 Minute Discovery Call over the telephone to discuss suitability and further initial session booking.
This is then followed by the Initial Consultation via Zoom (up to 50 minutes). All clients require this as it is the beginning of the therapeutic process. This session is a time to get to know each other better, for you to briefly discuss the issue and for me to explain in more detail how I can help you to get you the results you want.
Don't just take it from me, though. Check out what just a few of my clients have said over the years about what they achieved:
Together we can then make an informed decision as to the best way forward for you.
The Initial Consultation can also take place on the telephone.
Investment thereafter dependant on treatment required. Block sessions of therapy may be available at a discounted price when booked in advance. Check at time of enquiry.
How much value do you place on REALLY TRANSFORMING your life? If you really want to make a difference in your life do it today...because tomorrow never comes! You are totally worth it, that's right.
Contact me to make a change...NOW please.
Weekdays varying times and some weekends
I work to the BACP Code of Ethics, receiving monthly supervision in accordance with them. I am a Registered Member of BACP (Accredited), am currently DBS Enhanced checked and approved as well as ICO registered. I have experience of working both short and long term with clients.
Both my Practices are easily accessible by bus and close to the train station. Safe parking is also available.
To accommodate all YOUR needs, I offer daytime, early evening (Tuesdays late night surgery) and some weekend appointments by agreement.
As well as telephone counselling, I am also able to offer counselling via ZOOM, Or OTHER SECURE SOCIAL PLATFORM with or without webcam for those who are some distance and prefer to have their initial consultation in the comfort of their own home. I have worked successfully with clients all over the world using this technology.
In addition to working with clients in “real time” (Synchronous) I use Email therapy which allows clients to compose their email in their “own time” and for me, as therapist, to reply on an arranged date. (Asynchronous).
Home visits may be available for clients with certain conditions. Costs for these appointments will therefore vary from the standard prices.
I also have a 'canine' team to provide Pet Therapy and Pet Bereavement Services for clients either at my Practices or other eg. nursing homes, elderly
Please enquire about details of any of the above.