While around 40% of my clients are Doctors and other medical professionals, I have assisted people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Are you are struggling in relationships, including the quality of the relationship you have with yourself, dealing with internal anger, shame, anxiety etc. If you are stuck in repeating experiences, suffering from short or long term trauma, or recovering from abuse in its many forms, I believe I can assist.
A therapist of 24 years experience, I was the director and senior therapist at the Liverpool Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy from 1997. Having passed the business on to new owners in 2018, I have worked online for the last three years.
I am always happy to answer questions about the sometimes-bewildering array of training and qualifications that counsellors have, with no obligation to use my services.
I do not adhere to a 'one treatment fits all' approach to your treatment and am always happy to discuss the best options for you. I can also be flexible to accommodate your busy working day and varying commitments or those who live abroad. I am generally busy but will always try hard to accommodate a new appointment.
See my website for more background on how I work and my Therapy Blog, including 'Five Things to Look for in an Online Therapist' and 'I Love Me I Love Me Not, The Self – Self Relationship'.
Throughout my time as a psychotherapist and counsellor, I have worked hard to understand people from a fundamental perspective, not just from a textbook one. I don't believe I can help someone without first tuning in to who they are, properly listening to what you have to say, and understanding how you see yourself and your world.
In my time as the Director of the Liverpool Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I developed it from a single room practice into one of the most successful private counselling and psychotherapy services on Merseyside. I still adhere to the philosophy of professionalism, integrity and client-focused service that made us so successful. For example, I always respond to enquiries even if I am busy; I do not leave people waiting for a response.
I am a Member of the BACP, Number 376754 and adhere to their code of professional ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
4 Year Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
1 Year Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
1 Year Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Counselling
I have IRO 18,000 practice hours providing individual or group therapy
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My experience is that most issues arise from either; present or historical conflict with the outside world and others, or from a conflicted relationship with ourselves, internal anger, hamster wheel / stuck thinking, feeling and behaving etc. I have helped thousands of people escape from these life affecting challenges.
I currently have limited but flexible appointment slots available on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday.