- Phone number
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. As a fully qualified, registered and accredited counsellor I offer a safe and confidential environment where these matters can be faced.
BACP describes the attainment of accreditation as "the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy."
To achieve this, I seek to provide a place where clients feel truly heard as well as supported.
Clients feedback that I am easy to talk to, as well as a good listener, but I am also active in helping them make the progress they desire.
In addition to my private work, I have substantial experience as 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.
During my professional career I have also been a Chartered Surveyor (RICS). Combined, my experience within both 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.
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.
You won’t find me telling clients what to do, or not, rather we work together as a collaboration to both understand the problems and assess the solutions that may be available.
In terms of how I work, I am an Integrative Therapist who believes that not only is everyone is unique, but they have had a unique life experience.
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.
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 you telling your story, rather than a data gathering.
There is no pressure, or obligation, to continue - that is wholly your choice.
Counselling training and experience
As you will tell from this website, I am a fully qualified, registered and accredited therapist with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I am a prolific studier and undertake new training on a frequent basis. Current areas of study include Trauma, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Transactional Analysis.
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
Diploma: Transactional Analysis (distinction)
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 (Board member) and Jersey Business Limited (founding Director).
What I can help with
Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers 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, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited