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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 psychotherapy is about more than problem-solving. At its best it offers a resource for healing, spiritual growth and transformation.
I was a teacher and a priest before training, first as a relationship counsellor, 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 in private practice in Blackfriars, London and Rye, East Sussex.
I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the City of London for over ten years. 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 work face-to-face and on Skype with individuals and couples and I supervise other therapists and health care professionals. Alongside conventional talking therapy, 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 therapy entails, for both of us.
I hope that what I offer you will be ‘good enough’ to contain your fears, meet your needs, and help you to realise your full potential.
Locations in The City of London and Rye, East Sussex
I currently work in the City of London and in Rye, East Sussex.
My City psychotherapy practice is near St.Paul's Cathedral and Fleet Street in Blackfriars.
The nearest Underground stations are St.Paul's and Blackfriars.
City Thameslink station is only 2 minutes' walk away.
I also work 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
Gay / Bisexual/ lgbt issues
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 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 and Hastings /Rye.
I have longstanding experience of counselling gay/lgbt clients around gender/sexual diversity issues.
I offer supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists at my locations in the City and in Rye, East Sussex.