Psychotherapy and Counselling

I am a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Life Coach and Trainer with over twenty years’ experience in assisting individuals and organisations to enhance their performance and effectiveness both personally and professionally. Which leads to the resolution of psychological, emotional pain, distress and reduced inter-personal conflict.

My aim
My aim is to inspire hope and contribute to the positive mental health and well-being of my clients, enabling them to make the changes they desire whilst overcoming doubts and self-limiting beliefs in the most unobtrusive way.

How I work
Working in a Humanistic and Integrative way means that I respect your uniqueness and I see you as a person not your diagnosis and I do not advocate to a one size fits all approach to therapy. The therapy I offer is individually structured to meet your needs, respectful of your innate ability and resources to make the changes you desire.

Integrative means that my practice is informed and guided by a range of evidence-based models of psychotherapy which enhances the efficacy and choices available to resolve your issues, rather than being reliant on a single model approach.

What I can offer
The most up to date research into psychotherapy and counselling indicates that the greatest predictor of a successful outcome in therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. I can offer a relationship that is respectful, empathic and free from judgement in a safe contained space where we can explore your issues together.

Whether you are looking to resolve or work through a specific problem either personal, relational or professional in counselling, or have a particular goal you would like to achieve such as increased confidence or to resolve a fear or phobia, or you want to enter longer term psychotherapy for more complex issues I can help.

What do others say?
Clients I have worked with frequently report that they feel motivated and confident in their ability to cope with the challenges that life presents, with an increased ability to adapt to change; master their emotions; make better decisions; challenge and change automatic negative thoughts and behaviours; with reduced levels of anxiety.

When and where will the sessions take place?
I am based in the Nottinghamshire and Ashfield Districts.
I offer day time and evening appointments.
Monday to Friday 9.00am-8.00pm.
Saturday 9.00pm-1.00pm.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Batchelor of Science Degree with Honours BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (Accredited through Staffordshire University) and I am member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am also a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and a senior member of The General Hypnotherapy Standards Counsel (GHSC).

With full professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check, I work within and adhere to the ethical codes of conduct set out by the BACP and GHSC.

Other qualifications:
• Diploma in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy
• Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
• Strategic Intervention Life Coach (Anthony Robbins & Cloe Madanes)
• Couples Counsellor and Marriage Educator
• Conflict Resolution Trainer (City and Guilds)
• PTLLS Teaching Qualification (City and Guilds)

Further to my individual client work I have been involved in delivering training, and workshops in the following topics:

  • managing change
  • conflict resolution
  • stress management
  • principle centred leadership
  • relationship counselling
  • improved communication and assertiveness to a variety of organisations including local authorities; primary care trusts; medical centres; hospitals; private corporations and law enforcement agencies.

I also offer employee assistance programmes and have lectured in higher education establishments.

In addition, I have extensive experience working at senior management level in the private sector enabling me to understand the complexities and challenges faced by staff and management teams alike, this has given me the necessary experience to ascertain the root cause of issues in a timely manner, offering principle centred strategic interventions to help resolve them.

For several years I have worked in the voluntary sector for a charity in the North West offering psychotherapy and counselling to the local population working with clients varying in age and presenting different issues which includes:

  • anxiety
  • work related stress
  • depression
  • panic
  • bereavement and loss
  • sexual abuse
  • psychological abuse
  • inter-personal relational issues
  • conflict.

Please see below for a more extensive list of the issues I am able to work with.

To arrange an appointment please call me on 07914 848253 or email

GHR Registered Practitioner

GHR Registered

GHSC Registered Practitioner

GHSC Registered

Fully Insured Hypnotherapist in Nottingham

Fully insured