If you are struggling in relationships, including the quality of the relationship you have with yourself, internal anger, shame, anxiety etc. I can help. If you are stuck in revolving experiences, suffering from short or long term traumatic experience, or recovering from abuse in its many forms, I believe I can assist.
I was the Director and senior therapist at the Liverpool Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy from 1997, and having passed the business on to new owners in 2018, I have been working 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 the 'one treatment fits all' approach and am always happy to discuss what treatment options are best for you, and can be flexible to accommodate clients who have busy lives, varying commitments, (I specialise in treating Doctors and am used to working around their shifts), or who live abroad.
Throughout my time as a psychotherapist and counsellor, I have worked hard to understand people from a real perspective, not just from a textbook one. I don't believe I can help someone without first really tuning in to who they are, properly listen to what they have to say and understand how they see themselves and their 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, and I still adhere to the philosophy of professionalism, integrity and client-focused service that made us so popular.
I am a Member of the BACP, Number 376754 and adhere to their code of professional ethics.
See my website for more background on the way I work and my Therapy Blog, including Five Things to Look for in an Online Therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
4 Year Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
1 Year Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
1 Year Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Counselling
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; 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.