I provide support for all types of change using psychotherapy, counselling & coaching. I work regularly with many areas including mood problems such as depression, anger and anxiety, addiction (smoking, food, alcohol & drugs) & weight-control, offering, 1:1, couple & family therapy to all age groups, particularly young people & those in mid-life change.
I like to work with the positive aspects of people’s personalities and their strengths rather than focusing on what is wrong with them and believe in and practice Positive Psychotherapy and Psychology. I work using tools from various approaches, working in an integrative and relational manner. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client forms the foundations in which positive change can take place.
I am a UKAHPP Full Member: Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Registered) as part of which I am a member of a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Alongside my private practice work I am still involved with Help! Counselling who provide low cost long term counselling to children and young adults (9-25yrs) in Bristol as a volunteer counsellor. I am also working with the Artists Against Bullying Unite campaign.
I am also an enthusiastic musician and use the creative process where ever possible in my therapeutic work. As a supplement to this I also work with a Bristol based charity called Mind Your Music on a volunteer and occasionally paid basis.
My training has covered Person Centred, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (I have a certificate in CBT Counselling) and in recent times have focused more on Transactional Analysis. I initially studied at University of West of England where I gained my Counselling Certificate before studying at The Berne Institute where along with my CBT study I gained a Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling.
Prior to all this I spent many years in the IT industry at all levels from programmer to Company Director and dealing with personal development as a line manager and training as a methodology expert, I decided in 2006 to diversify into Coaching, Counselling and Psychotherapy. Along the way I have also became a qualified British Rowing Indoor Rowing Coach.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKAHPP Full Member: Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Registered)
Member of a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (via UKAHPP)
Post Graduate Clinical Diploma In Transactional Analysis Counselling, Middlesex University
4 years of Advanced Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at The Berne Institute
Certified Process Communication Coach
Over 3,000 hours of individual and couple counselling
Over 750 hours of counselling children and young people under 18
25 years Project Management
15 year line management and board-level director.
Counselling Certificate, University of West of England
Certified British Rowing Indoor Rowing Coach
Past member of General Hypnotherapy Register
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
On application and depending on service required. Some low-cost places available and monthly payment schemes with discounts on all services.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have reasonable availability most day times. particularly Tuesday and Thursday as well as limited availability on the same days.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|