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Tuesday 3.15pm or 4.30pm
Friday 3.15pm or 4.30pm
About me and my therapy practiceTalking can be difficult, especially about the matters that concern or confuse us. But it can also be transformative.
To help this process, I seek to make the counselling experience a welcoming environment, where clients feel truly heard as well as supported.
In addition to my private work, I have been a volunteer counsellor in various agencies, including Sanctuary House Men’s Shelter, and two organisations where I was the founder of the service, namely; The Royal British Legion (counsellor to ex-services) and The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (staff counsellor).
This experience has exposed me to a wide variety of life’s difficulties with clients of all sexes, ages, sexualities, religions and nationalities, to name but a few differences.
Every person is welcome.
For much of my professional career I have been a Chartered Surveyor (RICS) at an International Consultancy. Combined, Surveying and Counselling have exposed me to a wide variety of people and circumstances. But whatever role I provide, I always seek to deliver a professional service.
Sessions are 50mins in length. The main therapy is 45 mins with the final five mins to consider the work, themes that have emerged for future consideration, and generally wrap up the session.
There is no minimum number of sessions, and no obligation to continue. The regularity of the sessions is up to the client. This could be once a week, every fortnight, or longer.
Research tells us that one of the most important factors in achieving a positive outcome from therapy is the relationship with the therapist.
Accordingly, a key aspect of my service as a qualified counsellor is to provide the client with a reliable and safe environment - a place where life’s difficulties can be considered.
And at a pace that is comfortable with the client's wishes.
I don’t have a set agenda that the client must follow, rather it is a collaboration where we work together on the issues they bring. To achieve this, my service evolves which each client.
In terms of how I work, I am an Integrative Therapist underpinned by a Humanistic philosophy. This means I will value you as unique person, with unique circumstances.
The Integrative model means I have studied, and can use, various psychological schools of thought within our work. This allows me to use the most relevant aspects of multiple theories that may assist the client. The way I see it, as each client is unique, my service must adjust.
When clients feel heard, as well as respected, they can become increasingly able to consider the difficulties they face, as well access solutions that seemed out of reach.
My first session
I call the first session a 'meet and greet', allowing you to meet me, ask questions, and for us to to initially explore the matters that brought you there.
I will gather some background details and information, but the tone of the session is more about the client telling their story, than a data gathering.
There is no pressure, or obligation, to continue - that is wholly the client's choice.
Counselling training and experience
I am a fully qualified and registered therapist with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. (see bacp.co.uk).
I am a prolific studier and undertake new training on a frequent basis. Current areas of study include Trauma, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
BACP Register number: 381163
Other qualifications and training
BSc (Hons), Land Management, University of Reading
MSc, Marketing, University of Manchester
MRICS - Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Volunteer Counsellor - Sanctuary House Trust, Royal British Legion, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
I have also been involved with non-profit organisations such Jersey Business Venture (Chair and Board member) and Jersey Business Limited (founding Director).
What I can help with
Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work