My Aim as a Therapist

  • Through empathy and expertise, to help individuals and couples enjoy a more fulfilling life.
  • To work with clients of all ages who have issues they wish to resolve or who seek greater self-awareness and personal development.
  • To help clients make the most of their aspirations and talents.

Professional Practice

Specialist areas of my counselling practice include:
Anger management; Anxiety;Bereavemen,Bullying;; Child related issues; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E.;Couples relationship counselling; Counselling young people; Depression; Gender/Sexuality; General Counselling; Loss; Low self-esteem; Obsessions; OCD; Personal Development; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Redundancy; Relationship Issues; Self-harm; Stress; Trauma; Work related issues.

Professional Impact

These are direct quotes from recent clients:

Staff of the Centre of Inclusion (at a school in the West Midlands):
‘A heartfelt thank you, on behalf of the staff and kids, for all your time, care, dedication and kindness. You have brought a little sunshine into so many lives, offered a hand to hold or been a shoulder to lean on, and you will be sorely missed. You arrived a colleague, you leave a true friend.’

A client CO:
‘How can I thank you for your kindness, support and understanding? I don’t think I would be at the point I am now without it.’

A client MD:
‘From a low personal ebb to a higher plain, you have helped me get things back into perspective. I value your innovative thinking, the depth and quality of your understanding, your consummate interpersonal skills and the robustness of your challenge. You have the gift of inspiring trust and delivering excellence with total professionalism and complete integrity. Thank you for all your care and support.’

Paul Stokes, a client
‘Thank you for all your fantastic support and encouragement. I know I am in such a different place to when we first met. The counselling has been a great help and I feel I’ve been set on the right path now to travel onwards in a new journey.’


Cert. Ed. 1965 (Birmingham) Cert. Counselling 1993 (Coventry) Dip. Counselling 1995 (Warwick) Cruse Counsellor 1998 (Cruse) Cert Youth Counselling 1999 (The Listening Ear) MA Counselling 2007 (Nottingham) Cert. Online Counselling 2008 (