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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 meetingsI 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.