I have an unshakable belief in the unlimited capacity for peoples' ability to self-heal and self-improve. This informs my practice as a psychotherapist and life coach.
In my approach, it's all about relationships - primarily the relationship you have with yourself and how this impacts the relationships with others and the world. Sometimes these relationships become ruptured and if not repaired, psychological disturbances may result. As a therapist, I will work with you towards restoration and promote psychological well-being and growth. As a life coach, I will facilitate the transformation from the current you to the ideal you, you aspire to be. In both cases, this means helping you to access the necessary inner resources to experience a greater sense of free will and a higher sense of achievement and fulfillment.
I developed a stutter as a child that formed a core part of my personality. I became interested in philosophy and psychology in 1991 and became an avid reader of books in those fields. I thought about becoming a therapist but felt my speech would be too much of an impediment so pursued office jobs and worked for a local authority for over two decades. I developed a growth mindset but realised I still maintained a fixed mindset about my career and my speech. I reconsidered training as a therapist and coach when I no longer saw my stutter as an obstacle.
I'm now a Counselling Psychotherapist / Certified Mindset Coach and an Executive Contributor for Brainz Magazine.
I've had an interest in reading and writing since I was in secondary school. I've written three novels, several short stories and a screenplay. I'm a fan of film and am guilty of occasionally binge-watching the odd boxset.
Certified Mindset Coach
Certified NLP Coach Practitioner
Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory
Level 2 Practitioner of Applied Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Certificate in Dialetical Behaviour Therapy
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling
Member of International Coaching Federation
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
Registrant Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society
Registered Member of the South West Association of Counsellors/Psychotherapists