My name is Stephen thank you for visiting my page.
I am a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Life Coach and Trainer with over twenty years’ experience in assisting individuals and organisations to enhance their performance and effectiveness both personally and professionally. Which leads to the resolution of psychological, emotional pain, distress and reduced inter-personal conflict.
My aim is to inspire hope and contribute to the positive mental health and well-being of my clients, enabling them to make the changes they desire whilst overcoming doubts and self-limiting beliefs in the most unobtrusive way.
How I work
Working in a Humanistic and Integrative way means that I respect your uniqueness and I see you as a person not your diagnosis and I do not advocate to a one size fits all approach to therapy. The therapy I offer is individually structured to meet your needs, respectful of your innate ability and resources to make the changes you desire.
Integrative means that my practice is informed and guided by a range of evidence-based models of psychotherapy which enhances the efficacy and choices available to resolve your issues, rather than being reliant on a single model approach.
What I can offer
The most up to date research into psychotherapy and counselling indicates that the greatest predictor of a successful outcome in therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. I can offer a relationship that is respectful, empathic and free from judgement in a safe contained space where we can explore your issues together.
Whether you are looking to resolve or work through a specific problem either personal, relational or professional in counselling, or have a particular goal you would like to achieve such as increased confidence or to resolve a fear or phobia, or you want to enter longer term psychotherapy for more complex issues I can help.
What do others say?
Clients I have worked with frequently report that they feel motivated and confident in their ability to cope with the challenges that life presents, with an increased ability to adapt to change; master their emotions; make better decisions; challenge and change automatic negative thoughts and behaviours; with reduced levels of anxiety.
When and where will the sessions take place?
I am based in the Nottinghamshire and Ashfield Districts.
I offer day time and evening appointments.
Monday to Friday 9.00am-8.00pm.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Batchelor of Science Degree with Honours BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (Accredited through Staffordshire University) and I am member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am also a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and a senior member of The General Hypnotherapy Standards Counsel (GHSC).
With full professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check, I work within and adhere to the ethical codes of conduct set out by the BACP and GHSC.
• Diploma in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy
• Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
• Strategic Intervention Life Coach (Anthony Robbins & Cloe Madanes)
• Couples Counsellor and Marriage Educator
• Conflict Resolution Trainer (City and Guilds)
• PTLLS Teaching Qualification (City and Guilds)
Further to my individual client work I have been involved in delivering training, and workshops in the following topics:
- managing change
- conflict resolution
- stress management
- principle centred leadership
- relationship counselling
- improved communication and assertiveness to a variety of organisations including local authorities; primary care trusts; medical centres; hospitals; private corporations and law enforcement agencies.
I also offer employee assistance programmes and have lectured in higher education establishments.
In addition, I have extensive experience working at senior management level in the private sector enabling me to understand the complexities and challenges faced by staff and management teams alike, this has given me the necessary experience to ascertain the root cause of issues in a timely manner, offering principle centred strategic interventions to help resolve them.
For several years I have worked in the voluntary sector for a charity in the North West offering psychotherapy and counselling to the local population working with clients varying in age and presenting different issues which includes:
- work related stress
- bereavement and loss
- sexual abuse
- psychological abuse
- inter-personal relational issues
Please see below for a more extensive list of the issues I am able to work with.
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
An area of interest to me is neuro-science and the power of the unconscious mind.
Hypnotherapy enables access to the unconscious part of the mind and is very effective at relieving emotional distress as a minimum but also treating conditions that have no apparent medical pathology such as in cases of chronic pain. Hypnosis is a state of mind in which suggestions are accepted by the unconscious mind much more powerfully than is possible under normal conditions.
Nearly all scientists and researchers in this topic recognise that the trance state we call hypnosis has special qualities. In it, you can control areas of yourself that are normally out of reach of your conscious mind.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) was originally a study by the developers of the patterns behind the work of highly successful psychotherapists. They discovered that there are patterns to the way people create their experiences both good and bad, by incorporating NLP change techniques it is possible to change those patterns and the subsequent experience often quite quickly.
Individual Therapy £50.00 - (60 minutes)
Couples Counselling £75 - (90 minutes)
I offer day time and evening appointments. Monday to Friday 9.00am-8.00pm. Saturday 9.00pm-1.00pm.
If you have a question or would like additional information I would be delighted to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me either by telephone or click here to send me an email.
If calling and I do not answer immediately it is most likely that I am in session with a client and unable to answer your call. However please leave a message and I will contact you as soon as possible.