***NEW! In May 2021 I completed a five day integrative and humanistic training course four counselling young people between the ages of 11-18 years. This intensive training was run by Tiptoes play therapy in partnership with Sherwood Psychotherapy training institute. For more information please contact me.
Integrative counselling and psychotherapy, from an empathic and genuine, professional counsellor. I can draw on different therapy approaches tailored to my clients needs. I have supported people in working towards their own, self identified, successful outcomes with issues such as Anxiety, panic attacks, anger, relationships, depression, employment maintenance and more.
I am comfortable at being present with someone else's psychological pain and giving them an ethical, supportive relationship to hear their issues without judgement. I am experienced at holding people when they are in moments of distress, and know it is part of the safe space working that can really change lives for people.
As one of the very few young male counsellors out there, I have a unique service to offer, I have successfully helped male clients to re-frame the challenges that men face, and have helped female clients to reevaluate their beliefs around men, and their capacity to be empathic. This has made for some very powerful work that I am really proud of.
I am a registered member of the BACP, and am committed to working within their ethical framework, this offers you as a client the reassurance that you will be treated in a respectful, professional way, that delivers effective and safe therapy. I am also covered by appropriate indemnity insurance for my practice.
UPDATE - Due to the national lockdown I am suspending face to face client work until the restrictions have been lifted. I will return to face to face working as soon as I am able. In the meantime I can offer telephone or online therapy, and am experienced in both formats.
I have recently completed training in Internal family systems therapy, which enhances the ability I have to safely work with Trauma, PTSD, and other difficulties. Please contact me for more information.
I offer discounted rates for students and those in receipt of benefits, as I believe therapy should be accessible to all. Please contact me for an informal discussion about services and costs, together we can see if I am the right person to work with you. There is no obligation to purchase services from this, and I will treat any information shared with me in confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was a Samaritans listener for 18 months, completing their in house training on supporting distressed and suicidal people. I have a certificate of bereavement training from Cruse (one day course), a bespoke course designed for trainee counsellors. I have attended regular training at my clinical placement, and have a comprehensive, up to date portfolio. Some examples of my current training are -
- First aid at work (one day course)
- Safeguarding adults level 3
- Safeguarding children level 3,
- Mental capacity act
- Conflict resolution
- Equality and diversity
- GDPR (2018) compliance
- Fibromyalgia, how it affects people, and how we can support those who are living with it.
- IFS informed therapist - internal family systems therapy
I also have a CPD portfolio which currently exceeds the BACP minimum number of recommended learning hours. I am fortunate to be able to learn audibly whilst doing manual work. I have taken my CPD learning and developed this into my practice, which has now evolved into an in-depth, integrative model. One example of this is that I have incorporated the neuroscientific methodologies -
- The chimp paradox model of professor Steve Peters
- Brain training 101 by Martin Bolt
- Our deceptive mind by Professor Steven Novella, critical thinking and meta-cognition concepts.
into my core approach, which was the content of my qualification. My core approach is the Person centred therapy of Carl rogers, with Psychodynamic and Cognitive behavioural therapy inputs. The neuroscience complementing my core model, means that I can work in a very versatile way with client issues, I have used creative visualisations, meditations, mindfulness, and memory improvement to give very effective therapy, targeted towards the clients identified difficulties.
My Qualifications are -
- Level 2 certificate in counselling skills
- Level 3 certificate in counselling studies - A level equivalent
- Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling - November 2019
I have successfully supported clients in achieving their desired outcomes with the following issues - Anger, loss, bereavement and grief, attachment issues, abuse, power dynamics, young peoples issues, social media, bullying, anxiety, panic attacks, depression (Longer periods of therapy), relationships, life limiting illnesses.
I have written blog articles promoting men's health in support of the leading local charity where I am in voluntary practice. I have been a volunteer with the charity since November 2017, beginning as a student counsellor on clinical placement, and remaining as volunteer counsellor post qualification.
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
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
Any type of life limiting illness, and the effects of living with it as either a family member, relative, or survivor. Bereavement, loss and relationships where life limiting illnesses have been, or are present.
Employee assistance programme (EAP) working. Experienced in supporting clients to maintain employment, most recently working with NHS nurses on the frontline of the Covid19 pandemic, to support them in facing difficulties, and remaining at work.
Trauma healing, depression, and PTSD, working with the clients internal systems to enhance their recovery.
Concessions offered for
My fees are priced at £40.00 per hour. Payments must be received in advance of our sessions together. A minimum of 24 hours notice will be required to cancel sessions, otherwise that session will need to be paid for. I offer discounted rates for students, student counsellors and those in receipt of benefits, Proofs of entitlement may be asked for.
When I work
Mainly evenings, but willing to work flexibly by arrangement. Weekends available, please contact to discuss this.
I believe therapy should be accessible for all, and difficult financial considerations ought not to prevent someone accessing the therapy that could really benefit them. Please contact me if you wish to access therapy but are worried about costs, and we will discuss if there are ways to overcome this.