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Counselling & Psychotherapy in St Paul's, Blackfriars, EC4
As counsellor and psychotherapist my approach combines helping you to manage the challenges you face, with accompanying you as we explore the meaning of those challenges in the bigger picture. I believe that counselling and psychotherapy involves more than problem-solving. At its best, therapy offers a resource for healing, spiritual growth and transformation.
I was a teacher and a priest before training, first in couple counselling, then as a UKCP-registered psychotherapist and supervisor. During the past 15 years I have worked as counsellor on a gay men’s sexual health project and built up a private practice in counselling, supervision and psychotherapy in St.Paul's, Blackfriars, London and Rye, East Sussex.
Working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the City of London for over ten years has convinced me that many City workers and entrepreneurs live with unacceptably high levels of stress. External pressure from managers, colleagues and customers can combine with internal pressure to succeed, to produce a very unhealthy lifestyle. Given the stigma that still accompanies mental health issues, individuals can feel a crushing sense of failure and and isolation. Counselling and psychotherapy can provide a real lifeline if you need someone to talk to in complete confidence.
As counsellor and psychotherapist I have particular interests in finding meaning in life crises such as relationship breakdown and bereavement, living with compulsive or addictive behaviours and searching for authentic spirituality, creativity and self-expression.
I provide a discrete, confidential and professional service to individuals. I am also an experienced couple counsellor. Located close to St Paul's Cathedral, Fleet Street and Blackfriars, I offer a convenient and safe space in which to explore your concerns. I also work at the Elysian Centre in Rye, East Sussex.
I offer face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy and Skype counselling with individuals and couples. I offer supervsion to other therapists and health care professionals. Alongside conventional psychotherapy, I also offer walking therapy as an alternative to meeting in the consultation room.
I know that qualifications and experience by themselves do not make a ‘good’ counsellor or psychotherapist. I welcome my clients with equality, acceptance and an open mind, as well as a clear recognition of the vulnerability that counselling and psychotherapy entail, for both of us.
You are welcome to email or call me to discuss your concerns and any questions you may have about what counselling and psychotherapy involves.
Locations in The City of London and Rye, East Sussex
I work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and offer supervision in the City of London and in Rye, East Sussex.
My City psychotherapy practice is near St.Paul's Cathedral and Fleet Street, Blackfriars in the City of London.
St.Paul's and Blackfriars Underground stations and City Thameslink mainline station are within 3 minutes walking distance.
Location details and full directions will be given when a first appointment is agreed.
I also work as counsellor, psychotherapist and offer supervision in East Sussex at The Elysian Centre, 18 Cinque Ports Street in Rye, close to Hastings, East Sussex and Kent.
Some issues I work with
Anxiety and fear
Creative Arts /blocks
Decision-making and discernment
Life in The City of London
Sexual and gender diversity
Qualifications and Experience
I began work as a couple counsellor in 1995 and as an individual counsellor in 1999. I qualified with Diplomas in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2001 and in Supervision in 2003.
I hold a Certificate in Marital Counselling (1998) from the University College of Ripon and York St.John, Leeds
I hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2001) and a Diploma in Supervision (2003), each accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), from The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, (CCPE), which is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy(UKCP).
Throughout each year I take part in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) across a range of psychological approaches, including CBT, ACT, Psychosynthesis and Humanistic and Psychoanalytical approaches.
Since 2002 I have been registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). My work was successfully audited by UKCP in 2010.
I receive regular supervision of my work, which is conducted in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy(UKCP).
I am a Service Provider for BUPA and AVIVA.
I provide Couple Counselling in St.Paul's / Blackfriars/ City of London and in Rye/Hastings/East Sussex
I have longstanding experience of counselling Gay/LGBT/sexual diversity issues
I offer supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists at my locations in the City of London and in Rye, East Sussex.