About me

I live in Central Peterborough and have worked in private practice since 2003. Alongside my private practice I have also worked full-time within a treatment agency for many years, as a Senior Practitioner within the agency in recent years. I now work full-time as a self-employed counsellor and psychotherapist.

Peterborough Riverside

Peterborough Riverside

Since the early 1990’s I have pursued an interest in counseling and psychotherapy,  undertaking foundation trainings in ‘Gestalt Therapy’, ‘Transactional Analysis’ and qualifying as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic programming (‘NLP’).

I trained as a psychotherapist at the Metanoia Institute which I joined in 2000 and where I completed a post-graduate MSc course in Integrative Psychotherapy.

I am registered with the UKCP  (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and work to their professional standards and ethical framework. I am a graduate member of the Metanoia Institute.

My approach is broadly influenced by the developmental-psychoanalytic and humanistic-relational counselling and psychotherapy traditions. Have a look here for an introduction to how I work.

My special interests include working with the impact of unaddressed childhood difficulties and trauma, overcoming compulsive or addictive behaviours, and working with relationship problems causing tension, conflict or low self-esteem


Training, Qualifications and experience

MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute

Gestalt Psychotherapy Foundation year training, The Gestalt Centre 1998

Neuro-linguistic Programming: Master Practitioner Qualification  with Jo Cooper and Peter Seal 1996

Group work training – Bedford 1994

Relationship break-up – support group training 1994

Peterborough Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy – First year Diploma in Psychotherapy 1993

Transactional Analysis 101 (Foundation Course) 1992