I am a fully-qualified professional counsellor, Accredited and Registered by BACP. In addition to my private practice I have worked for
many years with Relate, the UK's largest organisation providing relationship therapy, as Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor, and I continue to do so part-time. I work with both individuals and
couples, with a particular specialism in couples work and relationship counselling.
I have trained extensively in a number of theoretical approaches, and developed skills in working with people therapeutically over many years. For over 20 years I have actively coached people in their business and personal lives and their personal development, and have delivered training programmes in these and other areas (although training is not a feature of my current practice).
In addition to my counselling training and studies I have taken a long interest in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). I have qualified as a NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Coach, and have supported international NLP training programmes. NLP complements remarkably well all aspects of my work, and integrating NLP ideas and approaches into my counselling and coaching practice helps me work even more flexibly and effectively with clients.
For many years I have used the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) in my work with individuals and groups, and I am a qualified MBTI practitioner. The MBTI is a great tool for gaining insight and understanding for such things as personal development and growth, career planning and working with other people.
Prior to focusing on therapy I was, for many years, an organisational change consultant with one of the largest global management consultancy practices. In that role I worked with leaders and their staff in a wide cross section of organisations, helping them bring about change and face up to the many challenges that brings, both for the organisation and at the personal level for individuals affected. That experience provided an excellent grounding for the deeper therapeutic work I now focus on, and of course my long experience of coaching people in all walks of life provides an invaluable basis for my coaching practice.