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FIND A WAY . . . FIND YOURSELF . . . .
NB: DURING THE PRESENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, I AM OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BY ZOOM RATHER THAN MEETING CLIENTS FACE-TO-FACE. THIS IS A MODE OF THERAPY THAT I HAVE USED PREVIOUSLY IN APPLICABLE CIRCUMSTANCES, AND IT IS POSSIBLE FOR EFFECTIVE THERAPEUTIC 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.
Please note this statement from UKCP: "This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance." I have also successfully completed the counselling on-line primer jointly developed by the Open University and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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 currently working in Zoom video sessions, but in more normal circumstances for in-person meetings, 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 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.