I have experience working with a wide range of difficulties, some of which I have listed below, along with my relevant credentials

Over 30 years experience in therapeutic services

I am a qualified and accredited UKCP gestalt psychotherapist and accredited BACP Counsellor.

I have worked in  for and I have now managed a private practice which is available to members of the public and organisations for 17 years.

Over 16 years public sector Mental Health Services

I offer Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy in the West Midlands in an area which is easily accessible from Birmingham, Worcestershire and surrounding areas.

I am an associate Psychotherapist to The Professional Footballers Association (The PFA) in Partnership with Sporting Chance Clinic, also to ‘Retail Trust’ , National Adoption services, The Practitioner Network and ‘Towards Healing’.

I have experience from working with a wide range of difficulties some of which I have listed below along with my relevant credentials achieved before May 2015;


  • 2011 – Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
  • 2010 – Post graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
  • 2009 – Post graduate Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
  • 2007 – Diploma in Counselling (Level 4).
  • 2005 – Certificate in Counselling (Level 3).
  • 1996 – Higher National Diploma in Play Specialism.
  • 1993 – Btec National Diploma in Caring Services.

Additional training

  • 2019 ‘Rewind Trauma’- approved to practise the Rewand Trauma approach. Facilitated by Dr David Muss; Originator of the Rewind Technique for PTSD
  • 1991, Founder International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy). Author: The Trauma Trap (self-help ebook, Amazon) Director, PTSD Unit,(1989-2018) (BMI Hospital. Birmingham, (UK)
  • 2019 ‘Working safely and professionally with erotic transference and counter-transference’ (BACP Training event facilitated by Sally Openshaw)
  • 2017 – ‘Working with Relational Trauma’ PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
  • 2017 – ‘Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery’ PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) ‘
  • 2015 – Promoting safer therapeutic services.
  • 2013 – Making Trauma Therapy Safer; Facilitated by Babette Rothschild
  • 2013 – Making Trauma Therapy Safer; Facilitated by Babette Rothschild
  • 2013 – Safeguarding children and Young People Level 3
  • 2012 – Mental Health Act Awareness
  • 2012 – Mental Capacity Act & DOLS Awareness
  • 2009 – Solihull Approach
  • 2008 – Sexual Abuse training
  • 2003 – Crisis Prevention

Areas of experience

  • Sexuality
  • Sexual issues
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Relationship issues
  • Affairs
  • Betrayals
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Low self confidence
  • Eating Disorder, including Anorexia Nervosa, Binge eating, Bulimia Nervosa.
  • Stress
  • Termination
  • Abortion
  • Miscarriage
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Manic Depression
  • Post natal Depression
  • Work related issues
  • Trauma
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Addiction, including Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Smoking. Sexual
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bullying
  • Career counselling
  • Child related issues

Links Self – Help Mental Health Information

Kids Health: Your Mind: Click Here

Living Life to the Full: Click Here

MIND Information: Click Here

Mental Health Foundation: Click Here

Mental Health Matters: Click Here

Mental Health Self-Help: Click Here

Mental Help Net: Click Here

ParentLine Plus: Click Here

Psychology Self-Help on the Internet: Click Here

The Samaritans: Click Here

World Health Organisation Guide to Mental Health: Click Here

Young Minds: Click Here