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Counselling & Psychotherapy in St Paul's, Blackfriars, EC4
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to reclaim a realistic sense of self and to mange your life more effectively. Anxiety, anger, depression or despair are not just problems to be fixed, however. As a counsellor and psychotherapist I work with them as symptoms of deep dissatisfaction with old and harmful ways of thinking, feeling and behaving and as opportunities to change, heal and grow.
I have over 15 years experience as a UKCP-registered counsellor and psychotherapist in the City of London, before which I have worked as a teacher and a priest. Located close to Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Fleet Street and Blackfriars, I offer a convenient and safe space in which to engage with counselling and psychotherapy for personal change and development.
Psychotherapy locations in London and Rye, East Sussex
I work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and offer supervision in Blackfriars, City of London and in Rye, East Sussex.
My City psychotherapy practice is near St.Paul's Cathedral and Fleet Street in Blackfriars.
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
Out of control behaviour
Creative Arts /blocks
Decision-making and discernment
Life in The City of London
Sexual and gender diversity
I was born in Warrington in 1960 and was educated at the Universities of Oxford and London.
After working as a teacher, then as a priest, I trained as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor.
After 5 years as counsellor on a gay men’s sexual health project, I have spent the past 16 years building a private psychotherapy practice, first in Fleet Street, Blackfriars and now near to St.Paul's, working with couples and individuals.
My own spiritual journey and personal psychotherapy have helped me to make some sense of life, but I have probably learned most from working with my clients and supervisees. My years of working as a skilled helper make me well-equipped to help you feel seen, heard and understood.
Recent Continuing Professional Development has reflected 3 distinct aspects of my practice.
The first area is couples work. I have done some training around working with “stuck” couples and on infidelity in couple relationships, as well as looking into into Attachment Theory, with special reference to couples work, all at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
The second area is contemplation and creativity and the mutually enriching relationship between them. In 2013 I took part in a research project exploring self-doubt as experienced by psychotherapists. I wanted to explore creative writing and photography as tools for personal development. With the insights gained from that weekend, I have researched and evolved a theory of Contemplative Photography, gleaned from Miksang and Christian spirituality and accompanied several retreat groups and individuals sharing the fruits of this model.
The third area is my work with gay and bisexual men, exploring the vexed question of so-called sexual addiction. You can read more about this work here.
I provide Couple Counselling in St.Paul's / Blackfriars/ City of London and in Rye/Hastings/East Sussex
I have wide experience of counselling Gay/LGBT/sexual diversity issues
I offer supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists at my locations in Blackfriars, City of London and in Rye, East Sussex
I am a registered as a psychotherapist with BUPA