About me and my Counselling
I currently live in Mansfield , East Midlands with my wife and my 2 boxer dogs Lenny & Lola! From an early age I had a passion for helping those in need and this has grown over the years. There are so many challenges we face in life and it's easy to feel overwhelmed and under-prepared. Sometimes it's just nice to talk to somebody to gain a different perspective on some of the things which may be worrying us. I originally began my private practice in South Yorkshire, before moving it down to Mansfield where I have been working with a variety of clients for the last 4 years.
I gained 'A' levels in Psychology and English before going on to complete my B.Sc (Hons) degree in Applied Social Studies. I subsequently obtained a Masters Degree in Psychoanalytic Studies, which is where I decided I really wanted to go into Counselling. I have experience in Mental Health, writing and delivering training on a national level to over 350 staff and managers. I am now a qualified and accredited Counsellor and have co-written a book on relationships, which was published in 2015. You, me and us is available to purchase from the Living Life to the Full site. Click here for the direct link. I am also a guest columnist for the Mansfield Chad where I write articles around a variety of mental health topics.
As of 2018, I am currently planning a book around domestic abuse on men, which I will be co-authoring with friend and colleague Eric Hoskins. We are hoping to publish this in 2019.
I firmly believe we all have the right tools to cope, but sometimes we can have problems locating these and that's when a Counsellor can help. By empowering you to explore your feelings and understand your goals I will help you to locate those tools and take control, equipping you not just in the here and now, but also for the future.
I am accredited by the National Counselling Society and work within their ethical framework.
If you have any questions I am always happy to have an informal chat with you prior to your first session.
You can read a few of my testimonials here