Since 2003 I have been working with people struggling with:
In short, people seeking to understand why they think, feel or behave as they do.
I have counselled men and women aged from 17 to 80. We work together towards the goals you want.
I meditate regularly, and have helped lead mindfulness groups. I believe this helps me keep myself in a well-balanced state to work with others.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and bound by their guidelines on ethical behaviour.
The BACP is the largest organisation overseeing counsellors and psychotherapists in the United Kingdom. Being accredited means I have been individually assessed by the BACP as meeting their standard for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
Through the BACP, I am also on a voluntary register of counsellors and psychotherapists approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), a government body.
I am committed to continuing to develop my skills and understanding, so I have also attended many short training sessions over the years I have been working.
I believe that we all aspire to fulfilling lives, but sometimes experience and circumstances have left us struggling. We may have distorted views about ourselves, other people and the world. We may behave, think or feel in ways that don't match up to the lives we desire.
Through counselling or psychotherapy we may be helped to change to a more authentic way of living.