About me

Hello

You have landed on my profile and I am interested in you and why you're seeking counselling. I am passionate about my work with all clients, but have a particular interest in men's mental health.

I understand that many men still don't think counselling is for them. But, I know from experience that when my clients begin to feel understood and valued they are often able to think differently about how they see themselves, how they feel and behave, and ultimately the sense of meaning and purpose they find in their lives.

Further down this page, there's a list of issues with which I may be able to help you, but the issues you want to explore might not fit neatly into any of those descriptions. So feel free to get in touch with me, ask any questions about my experience and how counselling might work for you.

I offer face-to-face counselling in a Covid-secure environment. Do contact me if you would like to discuss (updated 10.01.2022).

Working together

I work face-to-face with adults over the age of 18 at my discreet consulting room in Heswall (Pensby Road).

Whilst I normally charge £45 per session, concessionary rates will be considered.

Finding the right counsellor or therapist might seem daunting; there's a huge range of services and individuals offering different kinds of counselling or therapy. That's why I suggest we speak on the telephone before we meet so that you can ask any questions you may have. The call also gives us an opportunity to introduce ourselves to each other and to explore how we might work together.

My Background

I haven't always been a counsellor. I began my training in 2015 and am now an Accredited BACP counsellor. I have worked on a dairy farm, packed cheese on a production line, been a chartered surveyor and director of a marketing business. I bring life experience to my counselling work but the focus of my attention is always on my clients and their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor – MBACP(Accred) – and hold an MA in Clinical Counselling from the University of Chester.

I have undertaken training with Gendered Intelligence (GI), and am currently studying with Pink Therapy, to enable me to offer sensitive and appropriate counselling services to trans, gender diverse and questioning people – and their partners and families. I share GI's vision "of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued.

I am committed to BACP's requirements for ongoing learning and reflection. I regularly attend training sessions and seminars to keep up-to-date with latest ways of working with clients’ complex needs.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

men's issues

Prescription medication dependency and withdrawal.

boarding school 'syndrome'

Quarter (millennial) and mid-life crises and transitions

counselling for trans, gender diverse and questioning people

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £45 per 50 minute session. Longer or shorter session lengths can be offered for a fee to be agreed.

Availability

Normally available weekdays 8am to 7pm.

Please refer to Covid-19 updated statement below.

Further information

Alongside my private counselling work, I spent five years with a counselling charity in Liverpool city centre which gave me a broad experience of working with 18-80 year old clients with diverse counselling needs.

I haven't always been a counsellor: I have worked on a farm, been a business owner and volunteered in criminal justice settings.

My pronouns are he, him, his

Pensby
Wirral
CH61

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.