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 ...
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Body Language !|
I am open to working Monday to Sunday, at most times of the day. Please call me to arrange a time which will work for both of us.
Types of client