About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced counsellor, specialising in stress, anxiety and life coaching. I am a Governor of Hospitals, College and School. I have been active in several Parliamentary Groups in the House of Commons. I am a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine (since 2016) and Full Member of the Society of Expert Witnesses (since 2016). In 2019 I won an Expert Witness Award for mental health from the Lawyer Monthly magazine. On the basis of my humanitarian work, communities successfully nominated me for a Compassion Award from a well respected international health support network called Healed by Compassion. I am an expert approved by the International Criminal Court, who included my name in their List of Experts.
I graduated from 4 universities and specialised in mental health. In my career, I have worked as a lecturer in psychology, university researcher, government researcher, NHS manager and local authority senior policy officer for health scrutiny.
I help you to cope with challenges, make positive changes in your life and enhance personal well-being. I work collaboratively with clients in a holistic, insightful and facilitative way to enable you to consider change. I listen attentively to you in a safe and confidential setting. I offer you the time, empathy and respect you need to express your feelings. I offer clients hope in times of distress.
I have extensive experiences in helping clients with a wide range of difficulties which may revolve around stress, anxiety, life changes, bereavement, health issues, relationship break ups and general dissatisfaction with life. I am subscribed to the DBS Update Service and regularly undergo full Enhanced DBS Checks, which I always passed.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited