Type of client
- Private healthcare referrals
Methods of practice
- Face to Face - Short Term
- Face to Face - Long Term
- Telephone Therapy
Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15
I will always negotiate my where financing our work is an issue for you
Although coming to therapy is a really brave step, often taken after you have given it a lot of thought, it is still a decision that makes many people feel anxious. What is this person like who I am going to see? Will I get on with them? Feel comfortable talking over my problems with them? This is all understandable: you are meeting a stranger, even if a professional one. It is for this reason that I do not charge for our initial meeting. If we both feel we can work together, that’s great. But if not, we can discuss other options, and I can help you find another therapist if you would like me to.
How can therapy help you?
You have almost certainly come to therapy because you feel that something is bothering you, is out of kilter, or distorted feels to be too much of a dominant pattern over the years – whether to do with personal relationships, anger, stress, bereavement, depression, sexuality or other issues. You don’t want to feel the way you do: frustrated, exhausted, hopeless, sometimes despairing.
During therapy, while reflecting together, and you hopefully gaining enough trust in me to be as honest as possible, you will begin to understand the causes of your problems. From there, real change can take place. In fact, the ability and confidence to give voice to your feelings is one of the major gains you will make, because feeling ashamed to do so in your personal and even professional life, for all sorts of reasons, is one of the key fears holding us back from making changes in our lives.
Following a legal career, I trained in Attachment Therapy at the John Bowlby Centre, gaining my diploma in 2000, and am now a member of FIP (federation of independent Psychotherapists), where I am a director. I have an MA from Oxford University.
Although I am a straight man, I have worked with several gay people and continue to do so.
I also have considerable experience with working with couples
I am flexible with working hours, and can work both in the early hours of the morning and in the evening up until 7:30.
I specialize in the treatment of phobia, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),anxiety, anger management (on which I have published), depression, and relationship difficulties. I also work for large commercial companies for whom I provide critical incident support onsite and general emotional support for their employees where I work.
I work with
- Anger Management
- Employment Difficulties
- Online Counselling
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Sex Problems
- Telephone Counselling
- Workplace Counselling
- Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)