I first trained in counselling in 1987 and went on to commence training as a psychotherapist in 1999.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to their code of ethics and conduct. I am also a member of The Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain.
My approach, which is humanistic, is concerned with the development of each individual’s potential and to support the personal search to bring about a deeper, more meaningful experience of our lives. My training has provided me with a wide range of techniques and diagnostic models from both traditional and modern psychotherapeutic disciplines. This allows me to be open and flexible to different needs and be able to respond in a variety of different ways.
I have personally experienced how counselling and psychotherapy can be transformational, as it has brought about immensely positive changes in my own life. It continues to be a way of understanding myself and the way in which I relate to others, and it gives me a deeper and more satisfying experience of being alive.