welcome

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.

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About Me

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 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. 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.

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Information & Resources

Finding the right counsellor.

January 2021

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.