I work with both individuals and couples in relationship.
Life and relationships can be tough and challenging. In our current world we are bombarded by society's expectations of how we "should" be. This can put pressure on us and result in us feeling less than perfect and sometimes inadequate.
This unrealistic view can lead to poor self worth and even depression.
We are all good enough. We live our lives through our previous experiences, our present relationships and our future hopes and longings. We are often only aware of this when things are not going so well. Finding someone to share this with can be challenging.
I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your life at your own pace. We can find out together how you have the natural ability to make choices and decisions in your life and what might be holding you back. Our relationships can often leave us feeling challenged, angry and rather lost and lonely. We know that they are important to us but we do not know which way to turn. We begin to doubt who we really are.
We can explore what might be causing anger, confusion, grief, loss, or just a general sense that life has lost meaning and what methods you have already developed to cope with this.
I appreciate that reaching out for help leaves us feeling vulnerable. This is especially true for men, in my experience. I have worked in men's groups over several years and can facilitate group sessions.
I work with individuals for an hour and couples, usually, for an hour and a half.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training is through the Institute of Psychosynthesis and I am a member of and hold to the code of ethics of BACP.
I have worked with couples in relationship for many years, after training with the Centre for Gender Psychology. I can see couples individually or together with my wife who is also a couple psychotherapist.
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
Individual sessions are £50 per hour.
Couples - Please contact me to discuss your needs as fees vary.