BA. Dip Couns. Registered Member MBACP (Accred)My counselling style is rooted in the Person-Centred Approach. I start with the belief that, with the right support, we all have the ability to move towards a more fulfilling and satisfying way of being and living our lives. In the Person-Centred Approach the counsellor trusts the client to find their own answers and direction.Contact Me
As the counsellor, I am a fellow traveller on your journey, helping you to understand how you interact with the world, helping you develop a greater sense of self-awareness in a safe space.
The essential qualities needed to create this environment are empathy, acceptance and congruence. These core conditions, are at the heart of the Person Centred Approach.
Although my core training is in the Person-Centred Approach, I have an keen interest in other approaches, including mindfulness, eco-therapy and existentialism, which may be helpful for some people.
I am fully insured and work to the BACP's Ethical Framework.
Beyond the counselling room, I am a father, musician and writer. I have worked and volunteered for environmental and social organisations for most of my adult life and am the founder of ‘Counselling for Social Change’ which ensures counselling is available to those on low incomes.
Qualifications & Training
Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – CPCAB
B.A. (Distinction) in Sociology & Writing – Monash University, Australia.
Certificate of Achievement - Philosophy and Critical Thinking - University of Queensland
Safeguarding Adults – Levels 1 & 2 – National Skills Academy
Trauma: the challenge of our age? – BACP Webcast
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – LivingWorks
Working with Problem Gambling (Induction) – Certificate – GamCare
Solihull Parenting Approach (Foundation Course) – Certificate – Solihull NHS Care Trust/Addaction