During the current situation with COVID19, for health and safety all sessions will be provided by either telephone or video call and the cost will only be £35
Sometimes we may feel we've lost our way or we struggle to cope with life's difficulties. Counselling can provide you with the time and space to make sense of how and why you feel the way you do, and help you learn better ways of coping.
I provide a private, safe and comfortable place where you can explore the uncomfortable. A place where you won’t feel judged and where you can gain a clearer understanding of what might lie behind your present feelings and gain new coping skills in many areas of difficulty.
I can help with many feelings, experiences and difficulties in your life, for example feelings of grief and experiences of trauma. I can help with phobias, relationship difficulties, addiction and obsessions and help you to overcome self defeating feelings and behaviours and provide an opportunity to live your life the way you want to.
I have many years experience working with individuals, couples and groups.
I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist
I am a BUPA recognised therapist
I am author of the books 'When It's Him' and, 'Surviving Other People's Self Esteem'
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling
I have many years experience working with couples, individuals and groups in areas as diverse as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, anger, affairs and betrayals, bereavement, phobias, sexual issues, low self esteem and low self confidence, gambling, internet addiction, sex addiction, pornography addiction, emotional abuse, smoking, self harm, sexuality, identity issues, work related stress, personality disorders, bullying, carer support issues, chronic illness, ME, Fibro Myalgia, cancer, trauma and eating disorders.
I make sure my practice is up to date and have attended further training in areas such as Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Anger Management, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Gestalt therapy, Psychosynthesis and Cognitive Behavioural Interventions.
I have been trained to use the Rewind Technique for working with trauma
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
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
male victims of abuse
familes affected by suicide
fear of confrontation
call out service for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses
affairs and betrayals
low self esteem and low self confidence
work related stress
carer support issues
During current health situation all sessions will be conducted either by telephone or video call at the cost of £35
I am author of the books 'Surviving Other People's Self-Esteem' and 'When it's Him' about men who suffer abuse
I am a member of the NI Counselling Forum