Finding the right person to talk to is a really difficult decision. You need someone who is approachable; someone you can trust with your most private thoughts and feelings. How do I guarantee I am that person?
The short answer is I can't! You need to find out for yourself.
You can do this in a variety of ways - have a good look at my profile here, google me (although bear in mind that there is an Under 14 swimming champion with the same name!). Check out experience - not all therapists offer couples counselling or work with families and young people. Check out qualifications too - therapists like me have to undergo a rigorous training ( 8 years post grad) and their own therapy.
Look at the alternatives, speak to a few of us on the phone. Ultimately, the best way to decide is to book a no obligation initial session; that way you can see how and where I work and get a real feel as to whether it's a fit.
I offer a range of therapeutic services, including short term counselling, long term psychotherapy, coaching and supervision. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and families in private practice in Bath. I’m also a qualified supervisor, working with therapists, lawyers and teachers. I also (and unusually for a therapist) have a background in law, which comes in very useful in my work as a family consultant alongside family lawyers. I work extensively with families and am a qualified young people's counsellor with expertise including autism, learning disabilities, depression and self harm. Lastly I am a qualified addictions worker, offering therapeutic help to clients at all stages of addiction and recovery.
I have worked with a vast range of clients over the years; the most common presenting issues are relationship problems, depression and anxiety. There are lots of different approaches I can use to help; meet me and we will talk through the right approach for you so I can offer you a tailor made service.
Rest assured, finally, that I am fully insured, abide by the UKCP code of ethics and receive supervision to make sure I am serving you to the best of my abilities.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Law (Jesus College, Cambridge 1994)
MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University 2012)
Professional Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (BCPC 2012)
Certificate in Family Mediation (NFM 2011)
Certificate in Young People's Counselling (Relate 2009)
Certificate in Addictions Counselling (DDAAS 2004)
Certificate in Supervision (CSTD 2020)
25 years' experience of counselling in a variety of different settings
15 years in private practice
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The issues around high intelligence and gifted status
Autism across the spectrum and its effect on family members
Addictions therapy using a psychotherapeutic approach not a twelve step approach
Contact me for information. Daytime appointments up to 4pm are discounted.
available Monday-Friday daytime and evenings