Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Performance & Life Coaching
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With my younger brother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia over 25 years ago, I have personal experience of the family sacrifices and struggles related to the pain and stigma of mental illness. Having now chosen to devote my life to the improvement of people’s emotional fitness and mental resilience, with support from organisations such as SANE and MIND, my own journey has allowed me to discover the true benefits of therapy, first-hand.
People usually seek or turn to therapy when talking to friends and families either proves not to be enough, or even unhelpful, in finding a way forward. Having someone to talk to who is not directly involved in your particular circumstances can make a real difference. Together, and at your own pace, we explore your concerns and help to make sense of the complexity of your issues in order for you to start making new decisions about your life. Working with individuals, couples and families, all therapy work is of course, strictly confidential.
Personal therapy can be of help for a broad range of individual or social problems. Many people find it helpful when faced with difficult stages in their normal life cycle such as career changes, loss and bereavement or crisis points in relationships. Others look to therapy to help alleviate distress whether from the pressures of living or through long-standing problems which have proved resistant to change. Through a range of psychological methods such Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Dream Therapy, you can work at resolving your fears, panic or anxieties and so help break through depression or other forms of sadness.
Personal problems have a way of taking over your life. You might find yourself repeating the same old pattern, or you might feel stuck and uncertain that anything could ever possibly change. Please don’t suffer in silence: sometimes having someone to talk to is all it needs for us to start to learn how to cope again.
I aim to be a truly authentic and compassionate listener and, even more than this, my first priority is to help you find strategies to deal with the immediate problem concerning you and then to support you as you discover new ways to change things for the better.
Personal therapy is especially suitable for:
- handling crises in relationships
- dealing with stress and other pressures
- resolving fears, panics and anxieties
- coping with continuing family problems
- working through difficult decisions
- breaking through physical pain, depression and sadness
Therapy is not confined, though, to helping people cope with difficulties. Other benefits to be gained include developing creativity, self-expression and finding pathways to self-discovery. By exploring your past and present circumstances you can open up to new possibilities and take control of your life: to find yourself and to be yourself.
Personal therapy allows you to:
- develop more fulfilling relationships
- bring out your creativity and self-expression
- learn to assert your own needs
- renew a sense of purpose in your life
- find paths to self-discovery
- feel well again and be happier in yourself
By listening to your body, opening your heart and making the most of your mind, personal therapy enables you to transcend your troubles by freeing your spirit, so you’re truly able to discover your own potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy (qualified 2014)
Hogan,TetraMap, CBT and MBTI licenced (1998 to 2010)
Post-Graduate Diploma Human Resource Management (1991 to 1993)
BA(Hons) Accounting & FInance (1983 to 1986)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Psychotherapy: £60 per hour - reduced rates are negotiable if on a lower income.
Hypnotherapy: £120 per hour - maximum of 3 to 6 sessions, subject to specific needs.
Coaching & Consultancy: £250 per hour - for design & delivery of development need.
When I work
9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, depending on location.
Face to face, online and telephone consultations, available.