My qualifications, training and experience
Reading counsellor I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor with 25 years experience. I began my training and career with Relate (Marriage Guidance), working mostly with couples, although even with Relate there is much individual work done. These days I tend to work more with individuals, although not exclusively.

I firmly believe that the most effective work is done with an open-ended contract, as each individual works at their own pace. However, we do not live in an ideal world, so when the choice is a limited number of sessions or nothing, then I do believe some useful insight can be achieved with the shorter term work.

I work with at least a once a week session, which as far as possible is at the same time and on the same day.

For individual counselling my hourly fees are £48; and for couples £60.
Here are some of the problems that I have helped with over the last 30 years:

Eating Disorders: Bulimia and Anorexia

Gender Identity
Personal Identity
Separation and Divorce
Post Natal Depression

Relationships: personal and at work
Bereavement and loss
Self Esteem
Abuse: physical, emotional and sexual