WHAT I OFFER
Sometimes we feel that life just isn’t going as we’d wish. I can help you get back on track.
Maybe you want to relate better to other people, break familiar patterns, or deal with anxiety, depression, loss or trauma. Or maybe you’re looking to grow, change or feel more whole as a person. Working with me can help you connect with all the different parts of yourself, with your values, your spirituality maybe, and with other people and with the planet. For me, finding this peaceful connectedness is what therapy is all about.
HOW I WORK
I believe that therapy is about finding a way to live life to the fullest. I’m optimistic about the possibility of growth and healing and I take a holistic view.
Since any issues affect us in the present, my main focus is the here-and-now. So as we work, I'll help you bring your awareness to your emotions, your bodily sensations, your breathing, or to memories of the past – all as they emerge in the present moment. I'll support you to try out new ways of being and doing, so that you're left with a better insight into how you're stuck and how to move forward.
There are also more details of how I work on my website.
My practice is located in a quiet and beautiful spot about 15 minutes from Ludlow. This means that we can take our therapy work outdoors, if you want to. This might range from simply having a session in the sun on a nice day to connecting more deeply with the natural world around us.
PEOPLE I WORK WITH
I’ve loved working with a wide variety of individuals over the years, and all are welcome.
As a man, I particularly enjoy working with other men who want to explore their lives with the support of a male therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a therapist with over twenty years' experience working with clients in different ways, including psychotherapy, coaching and group facilitation. My initial psychotherapy training was in Gestalt and I’ve added an Ecotherapy flavour to that basic grounding. Ecotherapy is about bringing the wider, natural world into our therapy work.
There are more details of what these mean on my website.
Registered and Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (membership number 684943)
Member of UK Association of Gestalt Practitioners (UKAGP)
Diploma of Advanced Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Metanoia Institute, Middlesex University
Post-Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Development and Facilitation, Surrey University School of Management
Certificate in Training and Development, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Post-Graduate Diploma in Voluntary Sector Management, City University Business School
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per 60-minute session.
Concessions may be available - please ask.
If spending time in nature appeals to you, we can work outdoors as well as indoors. I simply ask that you're physically fit enough to enjoy the outside space, and that you're wearing suitable clothing and footwear.