I am a Manchester based Psychotherapist and a Full Clinical Member and International Officer of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (having previously been a member of the Governing Board & Board of Trustees and having sat on their Professional Regulatory Committee of Colleges and Faculties.)
I am a Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association, an Accredited Counsellor with the European Association for Counselling and a Registered Psychotherapist with both the European Association for Psychotherapy and the World Council for Psychotherapy. Additionally, I am an Honorary Fellow of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness and an Accredited Solution Focused Practitioner with the UK Association for Solution Focused Practice.
I have been a Qualified Therapist since 1989 and a Qualified Psychotherapist since 1995. I am the Principal of the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, lecturing internationally. I am also on the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Psychotherapy and the Editorial Board of Annals of Psychotherapy & Integrative Health.
I have worked with thousands of people, from all walks of life and backgrounds. I am empathetic and non-judgemental, embracing the core conditions of Congruence, Empathy and Unconditional Positive Regard which assists my Clients in achieving their Therapeutic Goals in a timely manner. I incorporate Solution Focused Therapy with Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, which makes the Therapeutic Experience one that is truly empowering and life affirming.
Since 1995, I have utilised Psychotherapy to work with a wide range of Issues, such as: Weight Control & Management/ Stress Management/ Anxiety Conditions (I.e. Stage Fright, Flight Anxiety, General Anxiety Disorder, Blushing, Psychological Skin Conditions and Phobia Treatments) and General Performance Enhancement Issues (I.e. Sports, Business and Educational.) Of course, these are only a few examples.
Whether your looking to experience Psychotherapy for Personal Development or to work with a specific issue or challenge in your life, embarking on a course of Psychotherapy is not something a person should enter into lightly. I practice a Solution Orientated, brief form of Psychotherapy - Saying that, a commitment to the process is required and I suggest you book a session with me in order to asses if I am the right Therapist for you.
I have also provided Clinical Supervision for Psychotherapists of all experience levels since 2001, I am honoured that so many of my fellow practitioners trust my work to the extent that they wish to work with me in this capacity and would welcome any colleagues arranging a session to discuss their needs.