is about giving you a toolkit to help you understand what
is going on for you in all aspects of emotional disturbances.
It helps you identify those feelings and work out why you
are in a difficult place at the moment. This can include anxiety,
sadness, depression, loss, relationship concerns, obsessive
thoughts and behaviours, lack of motivation, addictive behaviours,
anger, shame and self confidence issues.
is very much about helping you to become your own therapist.
You are encouraged to look at the 'here and now' and towards
how you want to be in future relationships, work and family
life. Of course your past experiences influence and impact
on your thoughts and behaviours in the present, but the emphasis
is on what you can do today to maximise your happiness now
and in the future.
is an investment in your self for life. The sessions help
highlight your irrational thoughts and behaviours which are
not in your own best interest. It is about maximising your
chances of personal happiness. It is also about not just coming
along when things get difficult and upsetting but also to
consider having a 'personal development' session every now
and then to re assess where you are in life. CBT helps you
to enhance your everyday life, to reduce the possibility of
future emotional disturbance by you changing the way you view
events and people.
have worked at corporate level doing Executive Coaching too.
Taking time out in a safe and trusting environment in therapeutic
interactions can help you to reflect, re-assess and move forward
to more personally chosen and relevant goals in your life.
Being pro-active in your life rather than responding always
to others demands.
Qualifications and experience
MA (Psych) B.Ed (Hons)
Registered Accredited CBT therapist
U.K.C.P. Accredited Practitioner, membership number
British Psychological Society member, Counselling Psychologist
12 years lecturing Psychology and training counsellors
in Higher Education
10 years working with emotionally disturbed teenagers
in U.K. and California, U.S.A.
Counselling in H.M. Prisons Service
6 years working for Ceridian, International H.R. Company
in the Employee Assistance Programme, as a telephone counsellor,
Case Manager and Trainer for Change Management
Currently an Associate Counsellor for Ceridian
3 years running 'Happiness Seminars' including Cunard
on QM2, QE2, P&O, Saga and Travelscope Guest lecture programme
on cruise ships
Private Practice since 1994
Relationships personal / professional
Sadness / depression
Loss personal life / work related
Addictive thoughts / behaviours
Guilt, self confidence, social avoidance, shyness issues
Anger / control issues
Sleep / eating concerns
you wait until your car breaks down before you get it serviced?
Half of us would probably answer 'yes'. The other half might
well make sure their car had regular services. We pay out
for our car mechanic hourly rate without much surprise, although
these rates are fairly substantial.
So too with plumber's call out fees, dental bills etc. Our
emotional well being does not always get the same consideration.
Sometimes we might think it somewhat self indulgent to spend
money on our 'problems'. The investment you make in looking
into your difficulties will pay off greatly in your future
emotional and physical well being. You can replace a car.
Do we value our emotional
happiness as highly as inanimate possessions? Do we wait until
things get really difficult before looking for help
sometimes we are not aware how upset we have become, or maybe
dare not allow ourselves to start looking at what is happening,
fear prevents us. CBT therapy can really help reduce the emotional
disturbances, by giving you time to consider what is happening
for you in a safe and confidential environment where you can
give thought to what is happening in your life and start to
make changes and decisions for the future in a calm and structured
way. CBT therapy can then give you tools to watch out for
signs of potential future disturbances before they impact
greatly on our lives. Emotional disturbances can have deleterious
effects on our physical health, our personal and professional
Value yourself, take care of yourself and give
yourself the best chances of a happy and healthy emotional
the Greek philosopher said:
"Man is disturbed not by events or by other people,
but his view of those events."
does not aim to change events in our environments or the people
around us but what you can do is change your views
and thus help to reduce emotional disturbances.
fee for an individual session is £45.00 including VAT for
Telephone and on line counselling are also available.