About Me

As a BACP Accredited Counsellor I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.  If you are new to counselling or would like to know more about the BACP their website (www.bacp.org.uk) is a useful resource.  You could also use their "check the register" search engine if you would like to make sure that I am a registered member.

I am an integrative counsellor which means I am flexible and use different types of counselling theory rather than sticking to one approach.  This means I adapt my way of working to you.  I take a holistic approach as I see you as a whole person instead of focusing exclusively on your thoughts, feelings or behaviours. I am also a firm believer in the mind-body connection and that our bodies store memories of trauma, particularly when we are children or unable to speak at the time of the trauma. 

More important is that I am open to feedback and interested in hearing about what works for you.  One example is that as well as talking I can work creatively with drawing and writing therapies if you feel this would help you; another is that I can teach you how to ground yourself and manage your symptoms (e.g. flashbacks) if you are suffering with PTSD or are a survivor of complex trauma.

I acknowledge that men can sometimes find it hard to ask for help, but looking for support is a strength and not a weakness; and if you are a male survivor, you are not alone.