I have 27 years' experience as a psychotherapist, currently work as a counsellor and am a quality assessor for a national counselling training organisation.
My work draws on many different models including:
I co-facilitated adult personal development groups (a type of therapy group) at Richmond upon Thames College for over twenty years (these now take place at the Twickenham Therapy Centre). I also taught counselling students at the college and until taught the theories of groups, transactional analysis, emotional literacy and positive psychology to MA students at Brunel University.
Husband, father and grandfather, I live and work in Strawberry Hill and Hampton. I am passionate about yoga, mindfulness and healthy living & ageing intelligently. I am a former Independent Chair of the British Wheel of Yoga Qualifications awarding body and am also an environmentalist with an interest in Deep Ecology (considering the interdependent nature of human and non-human life).
Doctor of Education - My thesis concerned therapy groups & criticism of the main psychological theories
Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Certificate in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching
Certificate in Further Education Teaching
MSc Environmental Change - Social & Physical Aspects
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
Fellow of the Institute for Learning
Member of the International Association of Positive Psychology