- Phone number
- 07388 806706
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I have over 25 years’ experience of Mental Health services, Social Care and Education, working with individuals and groups ranging in age from secondary school through to end of life care. Throughout this time I have worked with individuals in many different challenging and complex circumstances. I have held 1:1 advice and support roles as well as management positions - including managing disability, well-being and counselling services – and I have also been a Safeguarding Officer.
I trained as a counsellor in '96/98 with Nottingham University and had a private practice and taught counselling skills for 5 years. Then, following a promotion in my main employment, I took a break from practice.
Over the following years I developed my career in Education Management and continued to develop my knowledge and skills with qualifications in Stress Management and Business Coaching. During this period I also experienced a wide range of life experiences; fathering two children (now teens), losing both parents to terminal illness, being made redundant and having a serious, potentially career limiting accident. I believe that all of this has enhanced my capacity to connect with and understand how people encounter challengers through their lives and to work with them to move through these.
Whilst recovering from my accident during '15/16 I started to explore the idea of returning to counselling practice. Now fully recovered I have been back in private practice since Dec '17 and I am thoroughly enjoying being back in a career which I feel so suited for.
Having worked with individuals in many different traumatic and challenging situations I am confident to deal with any issue. I always offer a free initial consultation to enable the client to assess whether I am the right counsellor for them before they make a commitment. Appointments can be face to face, telephone or video call, either during the day or weekday evenings.
I work from The Woodlands Natural Health Centre in Derby and also remotely via phone, WhatsApp video, FaceTime or Zoom.
My first session
I offer a free initial consideration so potential clients can determine whether counselling is the right step for them and that I’m the right counsellor before making any commitments.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling