Feeling anxious? Exhausted? Emotionally overwhelmed? Uncertain how to orientate in a rapidly-changing world? Old coping-strategies not working any more? Don’t know who to trust? Not sure who you are?
Maybe you were experiencing difficulties before the Covid-19 pandemic or maybe you’re among the millions whose mental health has been impacted by the ongoing global catastrophe. Either way, if you feel you might benefit from an opportunity to talk through your feelings with someone who won’t be shocked, doesn’t judge or minimise what you’re going through and who might see qualities in you and/or resources available to you that you’ve missed (since we all have our blind spots), why not call, text or email me to arrange an appointment?
I’m a BACP-registered psychotherapeutic counsellor in practice since 2005. Psychotherapy can help with alleviating depression, overcoming addictions, detoxifying relationships, managing crises, unblocking creativity, recovering from the past and building a future free of any self-sabotaging patterns that may have been holding you back. Whatever your reasons for seeking this kind of help, no matter who you are or what you've been through, our therapeutic relationship will deepen and intensify your capacity for meaning and fulfilment in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons), English Literature (1992)
MA, Contemporary Poetry (1993)
Post-graduate Diploma in Archetypal Psychology (2001)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2007)
My background is in the creative arts. Between 1995-2005 I fronted a succession of psychedelic rock groups, hoping to catalyse a Love Revolution for the 21st century. When that didn't work out I spent many years working for a well-known organisation offering psychotherapeutic support to survivors of sexual abuse, war trauma and human trafficking. I have worked extensively with traumatised clients of all ages and sociocultural backgrounds and helped hundreds of people find meaning and quality of life following experiences of deep suffering. Since 2019 I have focused exclusively on private practice, broadening my availability to anyone who might require help tackling life's obstacles, wherever in the world they might be.
In my spare time I'm writing a memoir.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£55 for a one-hour session. I operate a sliding scale and can make concessions, so if the cost is an issue we can discuss this prior to our first session and come to a mutually-acceptable arrangement.
Day or evening, week or weekends- I'm flexible