, Counsellor in Chester
I work out of a small private practice with my psychologist colleague at Riverbank Psychology in Hoole, Chester.
I qualified as a mental health nurse 26 years ago, training at St Thomas' Hospital in London. I have worked in clinical areas of drugs and alcohol (including detoxification units & therapeutic communities), homelessness, psychiatry and worked with young people and their families at risk of developing or experiencing first episodes of psychosis.
I have also worked within primary care mental health teams supporting people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety, phobias or people struggling with moving through normal transitions or change in their lives.
I am very experienced at delivering family interventions to families struggling with communication and relationships.
I have set up and developed services, worked in senior management within the NHS and worked on national programmes of health improvement across health and social care.
I am currently Senior Mental Health Lecturer at University of Chester.
I am a husband and father of 2 daughters - I also have a brother with Autism and understand the role of the carer when trying to find my way around the NHS and across social care.
Background & Qualifications
Registered Mental Health Nurse - 1993 - St Thomas Nightingale School of Nursing - registered on NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council)
Specialist Community Mental Health Nurse BSc Hons - 2000- University of Nth London
Post Graduate Diploma in Psycho-Social Interventions (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT and Family Interventions) - 2011 - Manchester University
Solution Focused Brief Therapy - 1997 - London
PG Cert in Education - current
Level 2 Coaching
Depression mild to moderate to severe
Addiction of drugs and alcohol; including habits that have become problematic
Life Challenges that require support and direction, including the opportunity for space, reflection and someone to listen i.e. counselling
Psychosis - people at risk of psychosis, people experiencing psychosis, families needing advice or somewhere to discuss and receive education
Approach to Therapy & How I Work
I work using a person centred model, using solution focused brief therapy and comprehensive assessment.
I will listen to you, make a comprehensive assessment and discuss how best to work with you; and if I know of a service better suited to your needs i will inform you.
Make contact and see if I fit with your needs.
**I intend to respond within 24 hours and can see people within a maximum of 72 hours - evenings and weekends available**
Therapies & Rates
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Counselling||In Person||£45 per 60 minutes|
|Counselling||In Person||£25 per 30 minutes|
Additional Rate Information
I can meet couples or family members together if agreed beforehand; with no extra cost
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