About Me

My original line of work was in engineering and construction. After a number of years I reached a point where I felt dissatisfied, both with myself and what I was doing. It was this that brought me to change direction. I retrained and worked as a Youth Worker until in 1997 I decided to train as a therapist.

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Since being awarded my first therapy qualification in 1998 I have continued training, achieving a number of qualifications as well as gaining experience working in a variety of settings including the non-profit and voluntary sectors, the NHS, and private practice.

I have experience of establishing, coordinating and managing counselling services as well as recruiting staff and delivering training events.

My pronouns are he/him/his.


" I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy "

I have worked therapeutically with people for 25 years. In my first decade I worked exclusively from a Person-Centred perspective. Through my second decade and beyond I have incorporated integrative, embodied and relational aspects of the therapeutic approaches and modalities into my practice.


As well as having extensive experience of working with whatever a person brings to therapy, I have an interest in working with abuse, disability, disabling conditions, gender, self-harm, self-injury, sexuality and trauma. I have a deep respect for the differences that exist in people and it is this that reinforces my commitment to promoting equal opportunities as well as working with people in an anti-discriminatory way.

As a requirement for the training I have done, and as a recognised personal need, I also have undergone a number of years of psychotherapy and counselling. I regard this as an essential element of becoming an effective therapist. From this I have first hand experience of how difficult and disturbing feelings can and often do emerge during therapy, as well as first hand knowledge of how necessary and transformative this process can be.

From my varied experience I have developed the ability to appreciate given situations from different perspectives.

I work online with people from all corners of the UK covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. I also have experience of working with people on an international basis.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I subscribe to the BACP Ethical Framework, which has a complaints procedure to which I am accountable. I am listed on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and I have an ongoing commitment to continued professional development.

Qualifications
  • MSc Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (5 year course) (2012) - Middlesex University / Temenos Education

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision (2 year course) (2005) - Temenos

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Client-Centred Psychotherapy (1 year course) (2004) - Leeds Metropolitan University

  • Diploma in Counselling using the Person-Centred Approach (3 year course) (2002) - The Sherwood Institute

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (1 year course) (1998) - CPCAB

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (1998) - CPCAB

Organisations
  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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  • Member of The Relational School

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Contact Me
  The Brambles, Thorney Road, Coventry CV2 3PH
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