Effective. Professional. Straightforward. Tailored to you.
In common with many counsellors I came from another career first, which in my case was as an IT Manager and Director.
Computers have quite a lot of problems of their own, but don't respond very well to being invited to talk about their issues. I found that their users, however, got on much better with this talking approach. That ultimately led me into taking up counselling as a new career in 2005.
Owing to my background, some of the issues I am well-
I also lecture in counselling from time to time, for various places and in various guises.
In my spare time I enjoy craft projects, singing, reading novels, board games and computer gaming, watching films, comedy and sci-
I also have a strong sense of humour and believe that just because something is serious it doesn’t necessarily have to be miserable as well.
I hope that most of your questions will be answered through the other pages of this site; please contact me for anything else you would like to know.
I treat all my clients with a generally constructivist cognitive approach, i.e. starting from the premise that you have your own unique experiences and world-
After an initial three years of training, I gained my "Advanced Diploma in Counselling" in 2008, which is in Humanistic, Person-
I then continued with formal study for two more years and attained my "Higher Diploma in Counselling" (2010), which is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT.
I also regularly attend workshops in various subjects to keep up-
I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society (NCS) and a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Both of these societies have codes of ethical practice which I follow.
I am on two Accredited Registers that have been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This initiative was set up by the government to improve standards of safety for the public.
I hold professional insurance for working as a counsellor.