I have provided professional counselling / psychotherapy and psychosexual therapy for literally thousands of hours since my first higher level clinical placements in 2006.
This is a new entry in progress.
Main courses have included:-
1997 240 points towards a degree in Psychology, Sociology and Statistics Open University / University of Sheffield
2002 Certificate in Intermediate Level Counselling - Tile Hill College, Coventry
2002 Graduate Certificate in The Theory & Practice of Counselling - Coventry University
2004 Certificate in Health Psychology: Understanding Mental Ill-health - Coventry University - achieved 92% assignment mark and 90% for the written exam
2005 Certificate in Bereavement Care (Counselling)
2006 Certificate In Lifecoaching with Neuro Linguistic Programming - NCF 18 month course with many assignments
2005-2007 Completed taught part of Diploma in The Theory & Practice of Counselling - Warwickshire College / ABC Exam Board
2008 Completed clinical placements from 2006 to 2008 for completion of Diploma - achieved 95% to 100% in all sections including reports by clinical supervisors on my
work with clients as part of my 14,000 word portfolio
2008 Completed Certificate in Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse - Open College Network 3 month course with weekly exams & portfolio - Cert. printed January 2009
2011 Completed course in Family & Systemic Therapy - NHS
2012 Completed course in Psychosexual Studies: Understanding the Sexual Relationship - London
2013 Completed training in Couples Therapy
2013 British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy exam passed for Certificate of Proficiency - required for entry onto new national register
2014 Completed training as a Clinical Supervisor of other therapists
2015 Completed training in Assessment and Treating those at Risk from Offending and Perpetrators of Sexual Offending with two specialist organisations
I have also undertaken a host of extra training and will add a fuller list soon, but it adds up to around 100 courses, workshops, seminars, conferences and webinars ona very wide range complete A to Z of issues including: abuse, addiction of all types, anxiety, bullying, depression, dissociation, eating disorders, harassment, personality disorders, PTSD, trauma and much more.
I was a volunteer for many years in a range of organisations helping people with problems.
I originally read psychology and sociology with statistics for social scientist at university from the age of 18 and this was followed by a substantial career in regional and national journalism, broadcasting and newspaper and journal reporting and editing as well as strategic and creative operational public relations and media and presentations skills leading and tutoring.
I have been a a BBC staff reporter, producer, editor and presenter, managing director a=of a news and public relations and media agency I built form scratch, and journal editor and national public relations officer of a specialist government funded organisation working to help children and young people facing prejudice, discrimination, oppression and disadvantage in education.
This entry is new and in progress. Specialisms include:-
* Sexual Therapy also known as Psychosexual Therapy or Sexology Treatment
* Children and Young People
* Survivors of Harassment and Sexual Abuse & Offending
* Those at risk of sexually offending
* Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse, Violence, Online Offending & Other forms of offending, where appropriate
* Abuse in all its forms
* ADD and ADHD
* Addictions - alcohol, substances, behavioural addictions such as to caffeine, child abuse imagery, gaming, grooming, gambling, pornography, shopping, technology
* Anger Management
* Bereavement / Grief / Loss
* Eating Disorders
* Generalised Anxiety Disorder
* Harassment - whether you are a victim survivor or a potential or actual offender or you have witnessed such behaviour
* Health anxiety
* Personality Disorders
* Post critical events
* Presentation Anxiety & Skills including media interviews
* Self Esteem
* Sexual Offending
To name but a few of the issues I have had specialised training and lots of experience in assessing and treating.
* CBT Cogntiive Behavioural Therapy
* Integrative Therapy
* Attachment Therapy
* Person Centred Rogerian / Humanistic Approach
* Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
* Systemic and Family Practice - has techniques for one to one and couple work use too
* Plus elements of TransActional Analysis and the Psychodynamic approaches
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.
|Psychotherapy||Online/Telephone||£59 per 30 minutes|
|Counselling||Online/Telephone||£59 per 50 minutes|
|Counselling||Online/Telephone||£30 per 30 minutes|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy||Online/Telephone||£59 per 50 minutes|
|NLP||Online/Telephone||£59 per 50 minutes|
|Mindfulness||Online/Telephone||£59 per 30 minutes|
|Sex Therapy||Online/Telephone||£75 per 30 minutes|
|Relationship Therapy||Online/Telephone||£72 per 30 minutes|
Sessions can vary in length depending on your needs, up to three hours with comfort breaks. If you want to start off with a short session to check you feel comfortable with me then we can discuss agreeing on a suitable timing. Couple sessions can be from 50 minutes upwards but at least 80 minutes is recommended. I also treat those at risk of or who are already sex offenders at a rate of £75 when via phone or online per 50 minutes. If you are in financial difficulties then we can discuss the possibility of a reduced rate.