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FIND A WAY . . . FIND YOURSELF . . . .
NB: During the present coronavirus situation, I am offering video counselling by Skype rather than meeting clients face-to-face. This is a mode of counselling that I have used previously in applicable circumstances, and it is possible for effective counselling work to take place. I am currently fit and well and will continue to be available for clients, but in this alternative mode for the foreseeable future.
I currently specialise in counselling sexual addiction and related intimacy disorders, but am accustomed to dealing with a wide range of issues such as relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, trauma, study or career difficulties, and the psychological and emotional consequences of abuse.
I am based on the Wirral, with good motorway access and public transport links making it convenient for clients from the Wirral, Liverpool and South Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and North Wales. I am also available to work in Skype video sessions. I offer confidential, face-to-face sessions for adults, both individuals and couples, and this can either be short-term work on specific problems, or longer-term work on more deep-seated personal issues. I meet with clients in a light and spacious room, which is quiet, secluded, and conducive to reflecting on whatever is on your mind. I aim to listen to you in a non-judgmental way and to provide a consistent and reliable resource that will enable you to understand and accept yourself better and gain a greater sense of control over your life.
I have worked for over thirty years as a counsellor and psychotherapist, and am registered as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and as a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a member of ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity). I worked in the NHS for eleven years as Principal Adult Psychotherapist and Senior Counsellor, and before that for ten years as a University Counsellor. I also have experience in industrial, commercial and public service settings, and am currently a Consultant for the Churches’ Ministerial Counselling Service, which offers counselling to ministers of religion and their spouses. I have also had extensive experience, in both the NHS and private practice, as a clinical supervisor of other counsellors, including trainees. I believe strongly in equal opportunities for all, and strive to understand differing cultural backgrounds and to maintain a non-discriminatory approach. Please feel free to contact me if you would like further details.