It can be tough realising that you need help and the prospect of having to talk to a stranger about sometimes painful and daunting feelings can be difficult. I have many years experience of supporting people through difficult situations to the places they want to get to. I will treat you with compassion and understanding be non-judgemental.
I do not believe that the person is the problems, I believe that the problem is the problem! Working together I will help you to explore the issue and figure out how to make use of your existing skills and strengths. I love helping people to develop their preferred sense of identity. I work with people through individually tailored sessions to identify what is standing in their way, understand their experience and help them build on their strengths and problem solving skills to make positive changes in their lives.
I have been supporting people for over 10 years and worked in a variety of settings. I use a relational approach to get to know you and understand you in your world. I specialise in relationships and have expertise in every sense of that word. Whether it’s relating to others, loved ones, yourself or things such alcohol or other addictive pastimes I can help. It could be when relationships become unfulfilling, breakdown or suddenly become complicated I can also help.
Prior to working in the helping profession I worked for many years in the corporate world as an IT professional working in a variety of settings. I am a cisgender father of two young people.
My private practise is located at the Magnolia Centre in Sherwood Nottingham NG5. It has a car park and on street parking nearby and well served by public transport.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
I have a Masters degree in Psychotherapy from Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and have considerable experience with over 12 years of working with clients at a variety of settings, including supporting carers (Carers Federation), Gambling addiction (apas) and alcohol & substance misuse issues (Safespace/Framework).
In addition to my private practise work I work at Nottingham University running personal development groups for trainee forensic psychologists.
I am listed on the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and am a member of BACP and work to both their ethical framework. My work is fully supervised and am committed to my own Continual Personal Development and training to keep up to date with the latest research.