For what it's worth, I've been there; I know that point at which things get too much to cope with and I know that the opportunity to share my issues with someone who was able to listen without judgement or giving their own opinion was invaluable.
It is my belief that we all have very unique and individual reasons and circumstances surrounding our issues and that taking the step to share them with someone else can be intimidating. Which is why I am open to working in a non-judgemental way with anyone who feels they want to share their thoughts and feelings in a safe and nurturing environment. I offer face to face telephone or online video counselling via WhatsApp or Zoom because I realise that not everyone wants to be in the same room as their therapist or are able to travel. I also offer reduced rates for members of the NHS and Emergency Services.
I am an integrative counsellor with experience of working with a diverse range of clients and issues. Having previously worked within the NHS in primary and emergency care roles, I have been able to train to work with patients and colleagues presenting with a range of problems such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. I also have experience of working in an educational setting with young people. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework.
Some of the issues I have experience of working with are: Bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, work, college and school related stress, trauma, faith and spirituality, the effects of chronic and terminal illness, all types of abuse, relationships, bullying and self-esteem and mens' issues.
Feedback I have received includes comments such as: 'very supportive and easy-going; I find him easy to talk to'; 'a fantastic space in which to share and work through your thoughts and feelings'; 'really brilliant and really helped me'.
Training, qualifications & experience
L4 CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Counselling
L5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I charge £50 per session but am able to offer some low cost spaces on an individual basis
I have availability throughout the working week and Saturday mornings, please contact me for details.