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Addiction Counsellor & Clinical Trauma Professional

About me

My training, experience and professional development have allowed me to develop a new approach for the attainment of behaviour change that works both for individuals and systems. This approach is called Diction Resolution Therapy (DRT)

DRT restores the word 'addiction' to a healthy place within a problem solving pathway, thus releasing new energy and willpower to actualise and harmonise new pathways through old problems.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience of counselling people toward behaviour change within addictive situations. I have developed a new treatment approach to behaviour change that is called Diction Resolution Therapy (DRT)

I see addiction as a primary disease with many forms that are all related. There are many symptoms of disturbance for people and systems that are in fact linked to addiction.

My work helps identify whether a presenting symptom might be linked to a form of addiction and if so to then to help with a new approach to unlocking stuck situations.

I am a Clinical Trauma Professional certified by Evergreen, certificate number 390518.

In these times of global pandemic, the powerlessness and unmanageability that people can experience often then produces emotions of anxiety and depression. DRT is applied in a bespoke manner to contradict the inner self-talk that can be so collapsing for people and for systems.

The paradox is that out of a chaotic and frightening inner situation, there can arise a healing and reconnection that make sense out of whatever your situation may be telling you to the contrary.

Trauma can be healed.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Up to £70.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

My fees are negotiable. This is explained on my website.

I offer a free online initial session on my WhatsApp or Zoom portal, or by telephone.

When I work

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My availability is essentially one of being flexible to each individual situation.

Further information

"It was still some time yet before I came to know that addictions were impervious to psychotherapy."

Anne Wilson Schaef. 

Thirtleby, Hull, HU11

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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