About Me

My Counselling Approach

A Wealth of Experience

​​I would call myself an Integrative Counsellor, by this I use various methodologies for my Counselling work. I work within these therapies; Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural (also known as CBT) .

Person Centred is a non-judgemental approach where the aim is to provide reassurance and encouragement as the clients “relocate” their thoughts which may be affecting their personal and social relationships.

Psychodynamic looks further back in the clients life to bring to light instances that may be affecting them today, and to help rationalise them. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a counselling approach which focuses on how your thoughts and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour.

Overall I use the best of various approaches and this is called Integrative Counselling.​  .
I am a former HR director from the software industry, so understand the effects of stress and anxiety and what it can do to people. I developed an interest in counselling after my mother died and thought my life was not worth living. I started training 16 years ago and have been providing counselling services for many years.

I was Chair of Cruse West Berkshire for more than 2 years also a Counsellor and a Supervisor. I have carried out 1000's of hours of therapy to bereaved clients.

I can’t say I have seen it all, because I haven’t but I do have many years of experience and training that helps me provide counselling services.

I work with young and old, there is no magic formula to the work as emotions may vary from loss and frustration through to anger or total despair. ​

Background and Qualifications

​​My training has been wide and varied, starting with a certificate in Counselling Skills from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, which I acquired in June 2002.

After that a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Counselling & Psychotherapy Award Body (CPCAB).

In addition I have attended many hours of training and hold a variety of certificates from counselling courses at Oxford University and other professional bodies.

I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their Ethical Framework.
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My counselling environment

My counselling environment

My counselling room
My primary counselling room is in a country house near Pangbourne. 
This is a peaceful and tranquil setting.

I also practice at: 
Boathouse Surgery, Whitchurch Road, Pangbourne RG8 7DP. 
High Street, Thatcham RG19 3JD.
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