Whatever your reasons for seeking help, my approach to counselling is designed to free you from whatever is holding you back.
At our first meeting, the first step on our journey would be for us to establish a relationship in which whatever is troubling you can be fully explored, accepted and addressed. In a relaxed environment you will be offered a confidential, supportive, understanding but also challenging environment in which to achieve your goal of dealing with your distress.
In return I will not judge you, but will walk with you on your journey. I will remain true to myself, but I am not easily shocked by what I hear, and believe that everybody has a right to peace of mind, and my task is to help you achieve it. You need no longer be alone with your unease.
Our first meeting sets the groundwork for whether or not we can work together in your interests.
My practice is easy to find by private/public transport and I can arrange my hours to suit you.
Aside from my counselling I have a great deal of experience working with people in the public and private sectors as mentor and coach.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CFIPD)
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
I am a divorced father of four children.
I have worked in both the private and public sectors as well as running my own company.
I have a great deal of life experiences relating to relationships, redundancy, disabilities, addictions, families, depression etc.