I work with individuals, couples and groups. I am passionate about counselling and psychotherapy because they work. They support people to make real changes in their lives. And I feel it to be an honour to be a part of that change.
I offer a confidential service geared to the needs of my clients and I work short term and longer term with people. I strongly believe that we are in this life together and we all need help at some time or another.
Life is wonderful and it can be very tough...when you are going through a tough time you don't need to work through it on your own. This has been an important lesson for me to learn in my own life. We are all in this life together.
Working with other men is particularly close to my heart. I work with men on an individual basis and run groups for men.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in private practice for 20 years. I am a Transactional Analyst (CTA) which provides me with a useful framework for thinking about people and issues. I am also a psychodynamic counselor and have trained in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) all of which I use to support clients to make the changes they want in their lives. Change is possible.
I have worked with a wide variety of people and issues...including loss and grief, sexual issues/ addictions sexuality and gender, relationship issues, anger management. I have worked in different agencies including addiction agencies, counselling agencies and agencies aimed specifically at gay men and women. I am committed to working with couples as I see a happy intimate relationship as a foundation for a satisfying life.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the 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
Individual session 50 pounds sterling
Couples session 75 pounds sterling
Groups session 25 pounds sterling
I offer a confidential service and I work within the ethical frameworks of the BACP, UKCP, COSCA and UKATA