I have over 35 years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice.
During the last 25 years time I have also worked as a University staff and student counsellor, as a RELATE counsellor and, since 1994, as an EAP counsellor (which means that I have been selected to provide counselling for employees of several major companies based in (or with branches in) the East Midlands).
As a trainer of counsellors for 10 years I gained many additional insights, both theoretical and practical Since 1987, my rôle as a clinical supervisor of other therapists has added to my understanding of an even greater range of client concerns and therapeutic responses.
Until 2002 my work was equally divided between being a Principal Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), and my independent practice as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and consultant. Since taking early retirement from NTU (due to my continuing sight loss*), most of my work is as an independent practitioner, and provider of CPD events for other therapists.
* I have been registered as blind since 1980 (although I retain a little usable vision), and am particularly experienced in working with people who are facing issues of disability, loss and adjustment.
I am aware of the understandable sense of vulnerability which many clients may feel, and
I work to the highest possible professional and ethical standards in all aspects of my practice. To this end I have sought and been awarded two accreditations by the BACP, one as a therapist and the other as a trainer of therapists. This is the highest level of ‘practitioner licensing’ available for counsellors in the UK.
If you would like to know more details of my career summary and professional training, qualifications and accreditations, please click here.
You can also find out more about my theoretical approach by clicking here