“My interest is in the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life.” Charles F Kettering.
I have a wide range of experience in helping people to overcome many difficulties including:
A solution-focused approach concentrates on what you want to change in your life. Whilst this approach is forward-looking, rather than just getting the drains up on the past, there’s always as much time and space as you need to cover anything you want.
I offer reliable and practical help without “psychobabble”, drawing on the latest research about how the mind works. I also draw on a wide range of techniques which have been established as the most effective for relieving emotional distress and difficulties so you can move on with your life as quickly as possible.
This approach, often known as enhanced CBT, is tailored to each person to give you your own toolbox for the future and can include, as appropriate, things such as relaxation/calming techniques, guided imagery, visualisation, thought records, mindfulness, learning helpful thinking and communication styles. The average number of sessions is between two and six. Brief solution-focused counselling is therefore an affordable way of resolving difficulties. The skills involved can also be taught in training sessions for individuals and/or groups as a personal development resource outside the more traditional counselling/therapeutic context – please contact me for details.
I am currently on sabbatical for at least a year. I will update the website when I am back at work.
Qualifications: MA (Cantab) HG.Dip.P MHGI
Registered Member of the Human Givens Institute: HGI Register
Member of the European Therapy Studies Institute
Data Protection Update
Your personal information will be kept in accordance with the Data Protection legislation on the basis that you have given your consent to information about you being held by the therapist, which means that we will:
- use your contact details only to get in touch with you about matters relating to your therapy, such as appointments and to provide helpful information, where appropriate, unless you have given your explicit consent for the therapist to contact you for other purposes.
- retain notes of your treatment for a period of 7 years, in accordance with professional requirements and will take steps to ensure the security of the record.
- not share your personal information with other individuals or organisations, except where we have reason to believe you or others to be at risk,or where there is a legal duty to disclose it, or as otherwise specified, if applicable.(If the last clause is applicable, your therapist will explain it to you.)
- provide you with free access to the information we hold about you, should you wish.
You also have rights in relation to your personal information. Please contact us for further details. All clients or prospective clients with whom we have contact from 25 May 2018 will be given details of those rights automatically.
If you have concerns about the accuracy or management of your personal information, please tell us. If you are not satisfied with their response, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (https://ico.org.uk/concerns/, Telephone 0303 123 1113) and/or the HGI (http://www.hgi.org.uk/register/complaints.htm Telephone:01323 811662)