I am a Relate qualified couples’ therapist, experienced in seeing a diverse range of couples and individuals who want to explore relationship and personal issues.
As well as couples, I offer therapy to individuals who need support with issues such as relationships, anxiety, low self-esteem and work/career dilemmas.
Perhaps there may be quiet alarm bells in your head about your current relationship which have been lingering too long but you are afraid to confront. Maybe you feel worn down by a repetitive pattern of arguing, bickering, lack of sex or general disconnection. Or perhaps your relationship simply feels stale and on life support.
If this is the case, I can work with you as a couple – or as an individual - to explore these issues and provide ideas and techniques which can break that pattern and encourage you to re-think your capacity for change. There may be issues you want to explore on your own or as a couple. Perhaps you want some objective support in leaving a relationship or in separating in the best way possible.
I see therapy as a tool-box, not bound to any one theoretical concept: it begins though with a positive regard for all my clients and has to be flexible to meet the individual needs of each person. I take a pragmatic approach and at all times remain non-judgmental. This is particularly important for couples’ work as neutrality and balance are essential for successful outcomes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I came to counselling late in my career, having previously worked as a journalist, and lecturer before going on to set up and run my own PR company/medical education agency for over 20 years. These previous careers have provided me with a wealth of experience in observation, framing and re-framing stories, quickly grasping individual narratives, patterns of behaviour/conflict and what contributes to them.
Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling (CPCAB)
BA (Hons) degree in English Literature & Modern History.
Post-graduate Certificate in Education
Diploma in Marketing
NCTJ (National Council for Training of Journalists' Proficiency Certificate)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Sessions last one hour and are £50. Payment by bank transfer.
I see clients on a weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis.
If you think counselling might be helpful, email/text and we can agree a time for a no-charge telephone call when you can give me an idea of what is troubling you.
I also offer single session counselling. Sessions are 90 minutes,£85. Pre-payment required.