I am a man, in my fifties, with a rich and varied life-experience.
I am a fully-trained Integrative Counsellor,holding a Diploma In Counselling from the Minster Centre for Psychotherapy.
I am busy in my General Practice and have a special interest in working with people from the Arts. I feel passionate in my commitment to my work as a counsellor.
I base my practice on the Creative Process, which I believe is fundamental to every aspect of a happy life. When we feel 'stuck' in their lives, I believe therapy can create an opportunity to help us reconnect with our inner creativity and the fullness of our imagination.
My background is in the Performing and Compositional Arts, at which I worked at an International level for many years. As well as running my practice, as a therapist, I am still an active and highly enthusiastic cross-platform artist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Counselling from the Minster Centre, in North-West London. My basic training and qualification lasted for five years, but I continue to develop my ideas in Professional Development Courses and Seminars.
I am a registered member of the BACP, which is the governing body in the UK for counsellors and psychotherapists. I wholly abide by their Code Of Ethics.
In keeping with BACP Recommendations, I maintain a relationship with a highly qualified Professional Private Supervisor.
I hold a first Batchelor's Degree (B.Mus.) in Music and Drama (1986). Since then, I have gained over thirty years of experience in the performing of and the business of the Arts.
As I have reached my middle years, I have also lived a life (or two) !
Perhaps my Life-Experience is my most potent and important qualification ...
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Additional to the areas listed above, I am especially interested in working with problems encountered by artists, musicians, writers, actors and performers.
Performance Anxiety/ Stage Fright.
'Red Light' Recording Anxiety.
Coping With Tinnitus and Hearing Loss.
Coping with Sight Loss and Impaired Vision.
Travel Anxiety and Claustrophobia.
Money Worries and Fiscal Management problems.
I offer an initial consultation and discussion that lasts for fifty minutes.
There is no charge for this.
Should you like to proceed in beginning to work with me, the fee for a fifty minute session is £65.
The environment in which we do therapy is crucial to the success of the work
My consulting room is comfortable, quiet, of a good size and allows a sometimes splendid natural light.