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About me

On line and telephone counselling have been found to be equally effective as face to face work

We can use Zoom, where you will be invited by email to attend. By telephone I call you at the hour specified

I like to identify whats bringing you into therapy right now and what your goals may be. I like to take a  detailed history of your life and relationships to help me build up a formulation of what I feel the main issues are, and what I perceive are the ways forward.

we can discuss what I believe the main issues are. we can discuss this  and then we decide together whether you wish to proceed with therapy, or not. I use an integrative style of therapy, combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic and Psychodynamic.

There may be tasks to be carried out at home these are to benefit our work together in sessions

My initial training was as a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist within the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapist's (COSRT) Register. I work with individuals and couples. I undertook my Diploma In Human Relationships and Sexuality at the London Institute of Human Relationships in Earls Court London in 1994

The core training was using humanistic, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic modalities.

I proceeded to take a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at Portsmouth University in 1996

I have lectured at local colleges in counselling Skills and the Diploma in Humanistic counselling at South Downs College, Fareham College and Havant College.

I was the head of the Counselling Diploma at Portsmouth university.

I supervised trainee counsellors at Portsmouth Counselling service for four years whilst undertaking a qualification in Supervision with at 2001 with the University of Leicester

I proceeded to I have a degree in Adult Education 2000

At Southampton University in 1997 I undertook 2 post graduate certificates in Further Education  in (PGCFE) Psychosexual Counselling. PGCFE Loss and Bereavement which I passed at Masters level

I then undertook a Masters degree in Science (MSc) at the University of Portsmouth in 2000. I researched the prescribing of drugs for non-medical concerns, focussing on drugs being made available to enhance sexual performance. It gave me a profound insight into the pharmaceutical industry. I conducted an in-depth case file audit to explore all contributory factors to male sexual dysfunction.

I work for an international company taking me round the world to disasters. I have worked on Airline disasters worldwide. I have also worked on the Hillsborough football disaster review as well as many other traumatic events both locally and worldwide.

I am specialist trained by BUPA in counselling people with cancer.

Couples in conflict tend to focus on the negative. I like to explore what has bought you two together and has kept you together. Help with communication may help you to resolve your issues in a more positive way.

I will aim to help each of you understand the part you may be playing in creating or maintaining any problems in your relationship. After our assessment session it is my normal clinical practice to work with each of the couple individually to take some history before we work together.

With individuals we look to see what you are aiming to achieve through working with me and we will work towards those gaols, we may even have to develop your goal together

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 1994   Diploma Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapy London Institute of Human Relationships and Sexuality (models taught - humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT)
  • 1996   Diploma in Psychodynamic Counseling Portsmouth University
  • 1997 (2) Post graduate Certificates in Advanced Educational studies at Southampton University
  • Psychosexual counselling
  • Loss and bereavement (Masters Level)
  • 15th March 2000 MBACP Accredited 503623
  • 12th November 1999. COSRT accredited
  • 2000 UKCP Registered   995360
  • 2000 PGCE Portsmouth University (all but 15 teaching credits experience due to the course I was teaching ending)
  • 2000 MSc Masters Degree in Research Science (I researched a psychotherapeutic issue)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing Portsmouth University
  • 2001 Certificate in Supervision   University of Leicester

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£90.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information


My fee is £90.00 per hour for my time so if you attend as an individual or as a couple it is £90.00 for the counselling hour (normally timed at 50 mins)

All payments must be made just before the session via BACS

Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or the full fee will be expected.

If you arrive late I will work with you for the remainder of the time allocated to you.

If I need to reschedule you in an emergency I will attempt to provide you with as much notice as possible

When I work

My clinical Hours are Monday to Friday  2 pm until 8 pm

7 pm being my last appointment

Further information

I have 25 years experience working with over 10,000 clients many of whom are couples.

I subscribe to using modalities that I believe will benefit my clients

My aim is to get you to your destination as quickly and as safely as possible

Southsea, Hants, PO5

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme