I offer professional, confidential online counselling and psychotherapy for men and women in the UK, Europe and internationally, using Skype and FaceTime. My aim is to help you effectively resolve your emotional and psychological problems in a supportive therapeutic environment. These are some of the areas that I work in as a counsellor and psychotherapist:
I hold an MSc in Counselling Psychology and I am fully accredited as a counsellor and psychotherapist by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also registered and regulated as a counsellor and psychotherapist by the British Government Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (BACP Register). I am DBS-checked (Disclosure and Barring Service) and fully insured. I am registered for UK data protection and I am compliant with EU GDPR requirements. I am approved by British private health insurers including Aviva and AXA PPP Healthcare. I have extensive experience of private, NHS and voluntary sector practice in the UK (London, Yorkshire, Birmingham) and in Europe and internationally via online therapy using Skype and FaceTime.
Men and women are drawn to therapy for a range of different reasons. Sometimes they simply feel “stuck” or have lost purpose or meaning in their lives. At other times the decision to ask a counsellor or psychotherapist for help comes after months or years of struggling on their own with anxiety or depression or with self-destructive behaviours. There are also those whose lives have been turned upside down by a life-changing event or crisis such as the failure of a relationship, the death of a loved one or the loss of their job. Others are at a crossroads or wrestling with a decision: anything from the approach of retirement to whether to come out. Finally, some men and women simply want to understand themselves better and gain greater insight into their own psychology – you don't have to be unhappy to see a therapist. Whatever brings you to therapy, my approach as an online counsellor and psychotherapist is at all times respectful, non-judgmental and affirmative, regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, belief system or lifestyle.
Seeking professional therapeutic support is never an easy step to take, particularly if this is the first time you have seriously thought about approaching a counsellor or psychotherapist. You may well feel overwhelmed not only by your problems but by the spectrum of different therapies and specialists on offer. To find out more about me and about online therapy – also known as "Skype counselling" and "teletherapy" – and to help you decide whether I am the best person to assist you in moving forwards in your life, please take the time to look at the other pages on my website. Here you will find information about how I work, what theories I draw on in my therapy practice and how I first came to be a therapist. On my links page you can access additional independent advice on how to choose the support that's right for you, as well as find out more about professional accreditation and areas of work that are of particular interest to me.
To check my availability and to arrange a consultation for online therapy using Skype or FaceTime, please go to Book online therapy.
If you are in crisis and need immediate therapeutic support, the following organisations may be of assistance: Samaritans, Mind, Befrienders Worldwide