I am an experienced counsellor, specialising in gambling and other addiction, having first been a client.
I have had first hand experience of drug and gambling addictions, as well as many other issues. I don't expect that my experiences were the same as yours, or that I know how you feel before you tell me, however many clients feel more comfortable talking with someone who has faced similar issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training has been in Integrative Counselling and CBT, however I have over 9,000 contact hours, and around 1,800 clients to date. Over 1000 gambling clients and those affected by someone else's gambling.
In recent years I have worked a lot with anxiety and depression. Not surprisingly health anxiety is on the rise, and working with NHS referrals has given me a lot of experience in this area.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Diet/Weight management: Losing or Gaining Weight
Concessions offered for
After a free initial consultation, I charge £45 for a full-fee one-off session, but £200 for 6 session bundles paid in advance.
Concessions may be considered on individual basis.
Telephone based, Email/Text based, and video (Zoom, Teams, Whereby) by arrangement.
I work in several roles but can usually fit someone in at short notice if they are flexible about appointment times. All work is currently telephone / internet based due to covid situation.
If you are affected by a gambling problem there are few who have anywhere near my level of experience in working specifically with gamblers and their families.
I have a lot of experience working with Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs, Compulsive Behaviours including Sex and Pornography.
If you have ever considered ending your life, I can help you end the bits of your life that you don't want and find a better version of you.