How can I help?
Are you struggling to feel happy in yourself, and feel like everything you try to make yourself feel better isn’t working? Perhaps your work life, food and exercise routines feel out of control, or that they’re running your life. Your intake of substances may be causing distance between your friends and family yet you don’t know how to stop. All this can leave you feeling isolated, alone and grasping for unattainable goals. On the outside, things may look OK but inside you feel empty, dejected with no sense of identity and a fragile self-esteem.
I work with men who are struggling with mental health issues around work, relationships, body-image and self esteem. Working with you, I would listen to your story, ask questions aiming to explore your life and to understand those areas of life that you’re struggling with. The aim is to help provide you with a deeper understanding of yourself and discover the man you want to be.
I have many years of experience working in mental health and fitness settings. I am passionate about helping men to connect with their purpose so that they can live a more fulfilling life.
Getting in touch
I understand that choosing the right therapist is vital for you. If you feel like you’d like to speak to me, please contact me via email or phone. I initially offer a free 15-20 minute online/telephone call. This gives you a chance to get a sense of me and how I work and if we can work together. There is no commitment for you to sign up for a first session. If you decide to take a different path, I can always help point you in a different direction.
Once we’ve had a chance to speak either on the phone or online, we will arrange a time that we can meet. I will send you some initial contract paperwork for you to read, sign and return before the first session. The first session, will be a more in depth discussion about your reasons for coming to therapy and what issues you are grappling with. This will involve an exploration of some of your personal history and we will have a discussion about how we’d work together going forward. After the first session, I usually suggest that we do an initial 6 sessions, then we can check in together after that and decide what we believe is required going from there. Of course, if you decide you need a break or want to explore other options, just let me know. I can refer you on to someone else or another service, if wanted.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a registered Member of BACP, with a Diploma in Counselling at The Minster Center. I decided to train as a therapist, due to experiences on my own therapeutic journey. It has been a life-changing for me and I hope to be able to facilitate others along their own path.
Before qualifying as a therapist, I spent 10 years working one to one as a health and fitness trainer working with many different people to attain their health and fitness goals. This gives me a holistic view on health and wellbeing. I have also had experience working in a number of mental health care settings including Day-hab addiction facilities and acute psychiatric wards.
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
I have current availability on Wednesday afternoons.