Who are you?
You have temporary problems in living. You might be anxious, depressed or stressed. You may have relationship issues or have emotional difficulties created by anger, loss or grief.
What do you want?
You are looking for professional and focused support to access your own internal resources to achieve short or long term goals. You would like to increase your personal and general wellbeing and happiness.
Who am I?
I am a skilled helper. You as the client are my complete focus. I believe passionately in the Happiness Advantage. Everyone deserves a fulfilling and satisfying life. Each and every individual has the capacity and inner resources to flourish and be the best they can be. My job is to help you access and utilise these. I want to help you, as a client, improve any or every aspect of your life in any way that you choose by supporting and developing your motivation to take responsibility for what they would like to achieve.
How can I help?
I can offer one or a combination of the following.
(a) Counselling: by listening carefully to you and applying a range of tested strategies during an agreed number of 50 minute sessions.
(b) Coaching: by determining and planning how to meet your prioritised targets
(c) Mindfulness: by teaching you how to apply a combination of ancient neuroscience, ancient wisdom and common sense to help reduce stress and get the most from life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Counselling (Monash University)
Mindfulness in Schools Project (qualified teacher)
Performance Coach (ILM)
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am qualified to work in schools with teachers and students and have an enhanced CRB certificate.
45 pounds per 50 minute session
When I work
Availability is by negotiation.
I am a highly experienced educator and have worked with students of all ages as well as adults in a wide range of settings.
As a qualified tutor in the Mindfulness in Schools Project I can work with schools and other groups to teach the basics of mindfulness.