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 £60 for a 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.
I offer a free assessment session on Zoom, to find the right kind of therapy for you, with no obligation to continue. Going forward, I can see you in person or on Zoom, or a mix of either.
I hold a level 7 advanced diploma in psychosynthesis psychotherapy and, as a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I adhere to their ethical framework.
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, with some stints in the corporate world. I've also mopped floors and stacked shelves and, for one heavenly summer long ago, worked the dodgems ride at Butlins.
I didn't become a psychotherapist 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 don't bring any special wisdom, or wear a mask of professional indifference and I speak plain English. While I hold a therapeutic focus on resolving unwanted patterns and defences, I never lose sight of my client's fundamental wholeness and higher potential.
Besides that, I'm open and engaged, empathic and authentic and I'll be right alongside you, wherever you need to go.
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.