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M.Dip BA (Hons) Registered MBACP MNCP (Accred) RAFVR

About me

I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist dealing with many day-to-day presenting problems such anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, relationship/sexual issues, work-related issues, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and bereavement. For my General Counselling/Psychotherapy Clients, I mainly employ a Humanistic/Person-Centred approach, but also drawing upon Cognitive, Integrative, Solution-Focused, Transactional Analysis and Dialectical Behaviour Therapies.

I also specialise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) as well as other trauma-related presenting issues arising from service or employment in conflict zones; law enforcement and emergency services; accident-related trauma, e.g. road traffic accidents or other transport disasters in the air and at sea; sexual abuse either historic or current ongoing; domestic violence; personal injury through acts of violence, torture or terrorism; kidnapping victims and those who have been illegally detained on cultural or religious grounds.

I use a variety of different treatments, including: Prolonged Exposure Therapy; Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Emotional Regulation, Safe Place Visualisation,  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Grounding Technique and Progressive Muscle Relaxation. I offer both short-term/long-term therapy, face-to-face or via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp Worldwide; Group Therapy and EAP support together with Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing.

I offer a 30-minute introductory assessment session for £35 (60 minutes for £70 for trauma-related issue, BPD or Relationship Therapy) with no obligation to continue and will always try to accommodate Clients on their preferred dates/times irrespective of time zone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist in 2009 with Post Graduate Diplomas in Psychotherapuetic Counselling (accredited by CPCAB) and Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (accredited by BACP). I have been working as a Therapist since 2007.

I have a BA Honours Degree as well as several Certificates in Counselling Foundation, Skills, Practice and Theory.

I have undertaken CRUSE Bereavement Training.

More recently I qualified as a Psycho-Traumatologist in London achieving a Masters Level 7 Post Graduate M.Dip, which is accredited by the UK's National Council of Psychotherapists, in Trauma and PTSD.

I have an Accredited Diploma in Psychopharmacology and an interest in achieving mental well being such as stress, anxiety and insomnia without pharmaceutical medication and by using natural supplements.

I also have an Accredited Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to assist Clients with BPD/EUPD, which focuses on Emotional Regulation.

I am a registered member of both the BACP and the NCP; and Accredited by the NCP.

I have first-hand experience of both the Armed Forces and Emergency Services and I'm a former frontline Police Officer and Royal Air Force Reserve Office having spent over 25 years in uniform.

I provide on-site, therapeutic support arising from sudden death, injury, suicide or other trauma (Critical Incident Support) throughout the UK and have recently worked with survivors and rescuers of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Borough Market/London Bridge terror attack and on inquiries relating to mainstream politics.

I also work with Clients who are (or who have been) involved in high-profile work or industries such as media, fashion, film-making and entertainment.

I have worked as a Volunteer Traumatologist with a leading Psychotherapy Practice near Harley Street in London.

I have also worked as a Volunteer Therapist for several charities focusing on those in need or those seeking spiritual and cultural therapy from India, the Middle East and the Far East.

Member organisations


The National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

National Council of Psychotherapists


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My hourly rates are:

£50 for Counselling and General Psychotherapy per 50-minute session

£70 for Trauma Therapy and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) per 60-minute session and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)/Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

£70 for Relationship or Couples Therapy per 50-minute session

£35 for Group Therapy per 50-minute session.

Some concessions available for Ex-Service or Emergency Services personnel. Please visit my website for full details.

When I work

Normally available between 09.00 - 21.00 GMT (Monday-Friday), 09.00 - 13.00 GMT (Saturday), Closed on Sunday.

Further information

Disabled access/parking available. Home visits available.

21 Crofton Square, Sherfield on Loddon, Hook, RG27 0SX

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme