We all have times when we could do with an opportunity to discuss, in confidence things that are upsetting us. So, I'm always happy to talk on the phone or by email and also to offer a free first session to see if I'm the right person for you. This gives me a chance to explain more about my services and for you to briefly outline the problem. My aim is to help you to explore feelings and thoughts as deeply as you need to go and to help you find solutions to your problems. In other words to help you to talk freely.
I have been a psychodynamic/person centred counsellor/psychotherapist for 30 years both privately and for the NHS. I have run groups for sexually abused people taking referrals from Social Services and the NHS. Having taught for Cambridge University, West Suffolk College, UEA and Chrysalis I have had to keep up with changing therapies. Consequentially I have done training in several different approaches, Solution focussed, NLP, Brief therapy, Minfulness, CBT, and Gestalt and I am a qualified Hypnotherapist. I also teach meditation and am trained in Reiki.
I am a supervisor and teacher for other counsellors. I run self awareness groups based on mindfulness and ancient Sufi techniques.
I am a registered member of the BACP and accredited with the National Counselling Society and Hypnotherapy Society.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cambridge University (1987-1990) Counselling and Groupwork
ITEC Anatomy & Physiology 1992
Holistic Massage 1993
Cambridge University (1992-1993) Supervision of Counselling
Mckenna Breen licenced practitioner of NLP 1996
Newcastle College - Certificate in Life Coaching 2006
Solution Focussed Therapy at Brief and then at Children's Services 2008
ASH- Masters in Hypnotherapy and NLP
Experience is stated above.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Personal development. I currently run an understanding behaviour group one Monday a month in the evening. If you’ve ever been interested in becoming a counsellor, need some CPD or just want to know and understand yourself and others better this is for you. It improves confidence and self awareness. If you’re interested please contact me on my mobile.
Evenings and daytime I am quite flexible with time.
I am prepared to do online Hypnotherapy and guided meditation for NHS and key workers groups
free of charge.