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Registered Member BACP, Member NCS, MBA, MA (Oxon)

About me

Hello and thanks so much for visiting. I’m an imaginative integrative psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. The positive changes experienced by clients, their nice feedback and research have shown these methods to be remarkably effective.

Life throws all of us many challenges from our past, relationships, work and health. We cope well with these most of the time though sometimes we cannot. The disturbance caused by these can lead to negative emotions, including anxiety, anger, guilt, shame and at times depression.

I passionately believe these can be overcome with empathetic, non-judgemental, creative and experienced support. The positive changes built help us move on, achieve our personal goals, enjoy life to its fullest, experience joy and have fun!

My approach with clients is to understand our unhealthy beliefs that cause disturbance.  A healthier belief set is then built and exercises are used to fundamentally shift the way clients think and feel. I apply life and professional experience when working with clients to bring around this change. Achieving results for clients, and preventing disturbance again, matters to me and seeing this is incredibly rewarding.

The first steps are to fully listen and understand you as a person, then assess your emotions and problems. Together, we agree clear goals and work to meet these through straight talking, some challenge and homework. I am keen to build a solid relationship with each client based on empathy, trust and much care. Feel free to contact for an initial chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Integrative CBT/REBT (Distinction)

Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT

Diploma in CBT/REBT (Merit)

Counselling Skills and Ethics

Master Of Business Administration (MBA), Manchester Business School

MA Biochemistry, University of Oxford

University of Life

Professional accreditation includes being a Registered Member of the BACP and Member of the NCS.  Also, 35 years in various complex roles within business.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society


£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs

Further information

As a married father of two independent adults, I have fully experienced life's rollercoaster.  Where helpful, what has been learnt from this is used to provide practical and pragmatic ways forward for clients. This is done in a caring compassionate way to bring around real change and measurable improvements.

In addition, 35 years within many companies offers much insight into the psychological challenges we face at work. Where relevant, experience of what helped me thrive (and at times survive) is called upon when supporting clients.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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