Sometimes the world feels like a hostile place. Sometimes life itself can feel pointless. What unites psychotherapists is the belief that two people talking, in confidence, can find clarity, reassurance and encouragement. It's not always an easy conversation and it's rarely a quick one. It's not cheap either. I charge £50 for a weekly one hour session.
My goal is to help you find a greater sense of well-being, perhaps also a greater sense of meaning in life. You may bring a specific problem or just a general feeling. Either is good. The journey will explore who you are, what you want and what stands in your way. Where I bring empathy and understanding, I can also bring challenge. The invitation is to speak your truth and be heard.
To find out if we 'feel right' for each other, I offer a free initial meeting with no obligation to continue. And, like the rest of the world, I currently only work on Zoom.
For good 'psychotherapeutic' reasons I generally think the less you know about me, the better. But, you're here on my website, perhaps trying to decide if I'm right for you, or not. So...
I'm in my sixties now. Like all of us, my life has had ups and downs. I've raised a family and lost loved ones. I've worked in the creative industries mostly, as an employee as well as an employer. I've also mopped floors and stacked shelves and, for one heavenly season long ago, worked the dodgems ride at Butlins.
I didn't become a counsellor because I'm 'sorted'. I see my own therapist every week and I know exactly what it's like to sit where you might be. I haven't any special wisdom to sell, I don't wear a mask of professional indifference and I speak in plain English. I'm open and engaged, empathic and authentic and I'll be right alongside you, wherever you need to go.
I'm also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework.
Information & Resources
Finding the right counsellor.
To the casual observer, the field of psychotherapy is confusing and confused. If you’re looking for a counsellor, these brief notes might help you navigate your way through.
The counselling process
January 17, 2023
A short description of the general counselling process and what you might expect.
The Psychosynthesis Trust
January 17, 2023
This is where I trained. It's a rich source of thoughts and advice on therapy and mental health as well as providing an introduction to psychosynthesis. They also offer a low cost counselling service, which can really help when you're a bit cash-strapped.