More about me
In 1996 I set up a counselling agency with colleagues 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 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 13 years I have worked in my own private practice. 2 years ago I moved back to London from South Wales and started a private practice in Teddington
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 three grandsons. 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.'
Fees and Appointments
I have a dedicated room within my home for counselling clients. There are excellent public transport links and I am just a short walk from trains and buses. There is free parking on side roads nearby.
I am able to offer sessions for individuals and couples flexibly on weekdays, evenings, and in addition Sunday mornings.
'Walk and Talk' sessions are available during week days and weekends in Bushy Park. After the end of March-October also in the evenings.
Arrangements for Skype and telephone sessions can be flexible.
My fees are :
£50 per 50 minute session for counselling individuals. £75 for couples
£50 per 50 min session 'Walk and Talk' in Bushy Park.
£50 per hour session for clinical supervision for counsellors
Rates for counselling students negotiable.
I am happy to offer a free 20 minute introductory telephone conversation before our initial meeting,
Please call me on 0750 5024 117 or email me at [email protected] to book a session.