About me

SAM_0246I began training as a Counsellor back in 1994, eventually becoming fully qualified at Diploma level in 2002, and an accredited counsellor in 2004. Since I began counselling I have completed over 3,000 hours of formal counselling, both within various agency settings, including Dagenham, Romford and Exeter, and also in my own private practice.

I have been on teaching missions to Uganda in 2011 and 2013 (see picture opposite). As mentioned elsewhere I have a passion to see people set free from hurts and wounds that affect their lives, and have come across many forms of difficulty in people’s lives and have gained a lot of experience because of it.

During my years as a counsellor, both privately and as part of
an agency, I have journeyed with people with many different kinds of difficulty, including: relationships (individuals and couples), depression, low self worth, anxiety, faith issues, several forms of abuse, OCD, bereavement, attachment issues, abandonment etc.  It is my view that we have all been wounded in life, without exception, and sometimes we need a safe place to explore our difficulties, with somebody who will not judge, but will really listen.

I have an integrated approach, as I believe that any approach is dependent on who has come for help and the nature of the difficulty, although I do have a person centred foundation. I have regular supervision and am a member of 2 professionally run national organisations and comply to their strict code of ethics, which include respecting a client’s autonomy.