I specialise in the following therapeutic approaches:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
How do I work?
I attach great importance to a collaborative relationship with my clients. The therapy is based on regular 50-minute sessions, tailored to clients’ individual needs. We begin with an assessment and an introduction to my philosophy and methods.
The first session is an opportunity to find out how we can best work together. It is important from the outset to create conditions in which you feel safe and able to speak openly. We begin by making a contract covering the administrative aspect of our work. My intention is for us to develop a trusting relationship, which I believe plays a key role in the process and progress of the therapy. I want to understand what you expect from psychotherapy and to start to get to know you. I also invite you to ask any questions you might have. We regularly review the therapeutic progress during the course of counselling
I am a Doctor of Existential Psychotherapy. I'm a family man with a son and three daughters of whom I'm very proud. I love animals, walking in nature and cycling. I also teach Judo, write poetry and love to sing.
I love my work as a psychotherapist. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is paramount and the way I work is to first develop this trust with my clients. Through the difficulties and anxieties of life, human beings have an unlimited capacity to grow and it has been my privilege to witness this.
I worked for more than thirty years with families who were either traumatised or facing extreme crisis. For over eight years I practiced at an NHS surgery in North London and supervised trainee students in counselling. I also worked for about a year as a volunteer counsellor with the Specialist Team at the British Refugee Council. I have experience working with cultural diversity and in gender issues, relationships and sexuality. I'm engaged in ongoing research, which informs and updates my clinical practice. I supervise individual and group counsellors and teach phenomenology as a psychotherapeutic discipline.
Outside of my therapeutic practice, I chair a charity working for distressed children and families worldwide.
I am a member of the Society of Existential Analysis. I am also a registered member of UKCP and BACP whose ethical guidelines and code of practice I follow.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.