I am both a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
As an Individual Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice and subject to its Complaints Procedure.
I counsel from my home in Newport Village, East Riding, and there is offstreet parking and wheelchair access.
I was born in London, and after leaving school I decided to train as a priest. After a year I knew this was not for me, and I joined the army.
While serving in the Middle East I was involved in a road traffic accident and fractured my spine. Since then I have been a wheelchair user.
I took exams in accountancy, and worked as an assistant accountant for several years in the private sector. I then joined the Civil Service.
Eventually, I took voluntary redundancy and trained as a counsellor. The training was one of the hardest things I have ever done,
as I had to explore every aspect of my life and personality, but I have found it infinitely worthwhile. It is a privilege to be involved with other people on part of their life journey.
In 2003 my wife and I moved to Yorkshire, and are really enjoying rural life.