I provide counselling and long-term therapy from my comfortable therapy room in the Bodyworks Clinic based in Chalfont St Peter. Offering a supportive, focused, professionally dedicated confidential counselling service, my aim is to help you process any emotional or psychological difficulties you are facing, so you can move into greater well-being and progress, with clear focus.
It has become my motivation, passion, and ultimate life goal to help others find their way forward in life. I see great strength, and humility of character in asking for help.
I believe in the uniqueness of your needs as the individual that you are. I strongly value qualities of humility and integrity, believing these principles will direct a meaningful and contented life. I believe in the power of personal responsibility and self-acceptance; that with these principles you can transcend your suffering and facilitate personal growth. I believe that Person-Centred Counselling can facilitate these transformations for you and that the path to well-being, contentment and growth can be found through the therapeutic relationship with a counsellor.
The questions you might be facing:
Maybe you have been saying things to yourself like:
I can’t go on like this, I need help!
I wish I could be more confident.
Why do I stay in this relationship?
I think my drinking might be a problem, but I can’t seem to stop.
No one in my family listens or understands.
Why do I hate myself?
I wish I felt less anxious.
I feel like my grief is consuming me.
I don’t feel like I fit in.
I hate my body.
I can’t do this job any longer.
Why do I keep pushing people that I love away?
People would be better off if I was dead.
My core approach to therapy is Person-centred. Fundamentally this means that I practice from the belief that you have an innate capacity, and capability, to heal from within. That through the therapeutic relationship with a counsellor you can activate and cultivate that innateness and transcend any emotional or psychological difficulties you are facing.
My focus is on you being the architect of your life.
I will work to cultivate a space of warmth and calm, generating strong rapport and trust between us, thus enabling you to feel truly heard and accepted as you are. I will set out a mutual working agreement, that empowers you within the therapeutic relationship. This will set out my commitment of working to create and maintain an ethically boundaried, healthy and committed, focused and productive therapeutic relationship, that works for your individual needs. This therapeutic relationship will support you while you navigate the terrain of your life, in your own time, while you find your way to increased acceptance and well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice, I have experience working for the counselling charity ‘Windsor and Maidenhead Youth and Community Counselling Service’ in Slough. I have worked with adults coming from many different age groups, backgrounds, cultures and presentations. The main of these presentations being depression, trauma, work-related stress, anxiety, addiction, bereavement and loss, emotional abuse, anger management, family/relationship issues, self-esteem, self-rejection and co-dependency.
I also have experience working with young people, 13 years old and upwards. Working out of High Wycombe with the counselling charity ‘Time to Talk’, I have worked with young people bringing many issues, the main of these being; developmental issues, issues of self-esteem, sexuality, co-dependency, family issues, drug addiction, self-harm and self-rejection.
Whatever issues you are facing, I will strive to work with you, to help you find a way forward. If I believe that the issues you are facing exceed my professional capabilities, or if you feel that I am not the right counsellor for you, I will endeavour to refer you on to a counsellor/psychotherapist with the relevant expertise, or potential relational qualities, that may be more suited to your requirements.
Qualifications and Training
I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor who undertook my certification and diploma studies at Amersham College in Buckinghamshire. I am a fully registered and certified member of the BACP and practice in line with their ethical framework for good practice.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Certificate of Proficiency
- Registered Member of the BACP
- Certificates in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
- Transactional Analysis Introduction 101 Certificate
- Experience working with young people and adults of varied backgrounds and cultures
- Experience working in high pressured manufacturing industry at all levels of hierarchy
- Various focused CPD (Continued Professional Development) courses
My practice is continually evolving as I work with an open mind, believing that my clients will inevitably open my awareness to areas within which I become motivated to focus my continued professional development (CPD). I am professionally and ethically dedicated to further my knowledge and qualifications within the counselling and psychotherapeutic profession.
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 provide 50 minute sessions at a cost of £75.
I can potentially provide concessions where financial restrictions are present, and to students of counselling. I want my service to be available to the many, so please don't be afraid to ask.
Please do call or send an enquiry, I look forward to hearing from you.
As a once anxious young man with my own developmental challenges, the ability to feel and offer empathy and understanding of people’s issues has grown quite organically within me over time. I have been through extensive therapy myself since early adulthood, navigating the terrain of my childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
I consider myself an integrated and contented individual with broad life experience. These experiences have been diverse in many ways, including much of different cultures and beliefs, having lived in the far east for some time, and living in a very ethnically and culturally diverse part of the UK. My practice is highly adaptable to the needs of all people as a result of this.
I come from a long background in large format graphic manufacturing, and account management, so I know first-hand about the pressures of modern-day working life.