More about me
In 1996, with colleagues I set up a counselling agency called 'Impact'. We had contracts to provide counselling for employees of Rhondda Cynon Taff Borough Council, Welsh National Opera, Opportunity Housing Trust and other major employers in South Wales. I have also worked for other employee assistance agencies, such as AXA, seeing staff and managers from large corporations such as Barclays, GE, BA, ITV, and many others. I worked as a staff counsellor with First Great Western Trains, and worked with survivors of the Southall train crash. I worked with patients in the NHS in the Shetland Islands, and for 8 years in Gwent Family Mediation as a family mediator and latterly as a supervisor, qualifying with the then College of Family Mediation. In the past 12 years I have worked in my own private practice.
My initial training was humanistic, person centred, solution focused and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). But in the past two decades I have done training in a wide range of therapeutic schools of thought and draw on whatever feels helpful for the individual and the issues you bring.
In past lives I have represented Britain's cultural interests in Indonesia and Greece, working as a librarian with the British Council, worked for Fulham and Hammersmith Borough Council, been acting Director of Mencap in Wales and lead their leisure department, advocated for people with disabilities, managed People in Partnership and Rhondda Community Arts, and developed projects in deprived communities in the South Wales valleys. I have been a volunteer with UNA exchange, VSO and U3A.
I have been married for 38 years, have 2 grown up children and a grandson. My interests are in the natural world and the environment , social justice, creative and therapeutic writing, and the arts. I have published a book about working and living in the Shetland Islands, called 'Shetland Saga: a soothmoother's story.'
I have counselling clinics in London Bridge and Teddington. Both are accessible by public transport and a short walk from trains and buses. In Teddington there is parking across the road from the clinic at a small charge and free parking on side roads nearby. I also counsel at my home in Teddington.
I am able to offer sessions for individual and couples on Mondays til 8.30pm in London Bridge, flexible on weekdays and evenings in Teddington, and in addition special sessions for couples on Sunday mornings in Teddington.
'Walk and Talk' sessions are available during week days in Teddington.
Arrangements for Skype and telephone sessions can be flexible.
My fees are :
£75 per 50 minute session for counselling individuals and couples at London Bridge and Teddington
£50 per 50 min session 'Walk and Talk' in Bushy Park.
£75 per hour and a half session for clinical supervision for counsellors
Rates for counselling students negotiable
Please call me on 0750 5024 117 or email me at [email protected] to book a session.