I am a humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist who works with adults on an individual basis. I have trained and am in ongoing professional development at Spectrum, a London-based psychotherapy centre. I integrate different approaches, namely Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Stanley Keleman’s Formative Psychology®.
I have completed six years’ core training including the following courses:
- Oxford Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Spectrum Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Spectrum One Year Course in Psychotherapy
- Spectrum Post-Graduate Course in Psychotherapy
- Basic, Intermediate, & Advanced Sexuality
- Childhood Sexual Abuse – Occurrence and Prevention
- Reparenting Intensive
- Developing Clinical Skills
I have worked in the statutory and voluntary sector in health and social care settings, community development, communications and consultation. I’ve worked with older people, people who have had strokes and people with HIV/AIDS. I originally went to art college and now also work supporting students affected by mental health problems and disabled students. I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at the West London Centre for Counselling.
I’m intrigued by how we change, how we can live a richer, more fulfilling life; how we shape ourselves and how we can make small shifts that can have a profound impact on us. I am fascinated by how we relate to others and part of our work will inevitably focus on how we relate to each other as client and therapist.
I’m curious about how we grow, change, come alive or deaden ourselves; how we manage ourselves in the present, as a way of integrating, growing and transcending our past experience, whether satisfying or painful.
I am also interested in how we can manage and appreciate difference in relationship, whether that’s cultural, religious, gender or our day-to-day needs and wishes.
I have individual and group therapy for my own personal growth and wellbeing. I have regular supervision with a UKCP-accredited supervisor to support my professional practice, and I hold professional indemnity insurance.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its Ethical Framework.
Experiences I work with include:
- Anxiety and panic
- End of life and death
- Grief, loss and bereavement
- Managing illness or disability
- Self-worth and self-esteem
- Sexuality and gender identity
- Spirituality, meaning and existential dilemmas
- Transitions and change
I’m a gay man of mixed heritage. I understand the range of factors, challenges and outcomes involved in coming out, whether that’s about our sexuality, gender identity, HIV status or other important things we have not yet shared with others. In my experience coming out starts as an internal process and is an ongoing, life-long practice. It’s both a personal and a political act.
I know what it’s like to experience loss having had someone close to me die. I have had to face my own mortality through the experience of a violent, traumatic attack. I know how valuable therapy can be in supporting us to grow and to deal with often painful, life-changing experiences.
I have been drawn to working as a counsellor and psychotherapist through my own experience of therapy, and bring with me a breadth and depth of life experience from which I have learned so much. My work is my vocation, which has come into focus over time.
If you’re interested in working with me please call or email me. I will treat all contact as confidential from the start.