I am a male Independent Counsellor/ Psychotherapist in private practice and work both as a Counsellor and Mediator. I am an Integrative Practitioner which means I blend different methods of counselling according to my individual client's needs and have over 13 years experience of working with Young People (10-17), adults and families.
I work within the areas of Mental Health, Addiction and Bereavement and Loss with Young People (11-17 years old) and Adults.
I am a Teenage Behavioural Therapist and have over 11 years experience in working with hard to engage teenagers as both a Therapist and as a Mediator.I am also the founder and Head Counsellor at Teencampsuk http://www.teenbratcampuk.co.uk/ which is a therapy programme that has been designed by myself to engage young people to explore their real selves away from their home environment and peer groups.
The programmes based on physical, mental and group work challenges in the outdoors can develop the individuals inter-personal skills, self-discipline and self-confidence. The resulting increase in self-esteem and sense of self-worth can underpin a positive contribution to society.
I deal with such issues as depression, anxiety, bereavement, emotional and sexual abuse, gender issues, sexuality, relationship problems, mental health issues, low self esteem, assertiveness and anger management.
I also deal with addictions to gambling, alcohol, sex, prescribed and recreational drugs and many other life issues.
I am an approved Foster Carer and have attended the following short courses:-Three Faiths Training
Working with Gangs and Challenging Behaviour
Bullying Awareness Training
Misuse of Substances
Child Awareness Levels 1 and 2
Bereavement and Loss
Mental Health Awareness
Working with Young People
Working with Diversity
I work with children, teenagers, adults and families.
I have an up to date Enhanced DBS Disclosure for working with young people and I am fully insured with PPS UK