Counselling - or psychotherapy - helps you resolve issues that are causing you stress, lack of confidence, anxiety and uncertainty, and hindering your life. These issues may stem from your work or relationships or from issues in childhood that are still affecting you in the present. Resolving things sets you free and new options can be explored. When that happens you feel better about yourself and are more empowered to make changes. You can know a lot more things as well: how you want to be, what you want from life, and from relationships. Once this happens you have a sense of knowing where you want your life to go with the resources to get there.
I have been in practice for 31 years. As one of the UK's leading psychotherapists I am co-author of the popular self help book 'I Just Want To Be Happy'. Available on Amazon (and as a Kindle version) the title derives from the underlying wish of practically all clients. It is enlightening and inspirational and includes lots of 'Power Tool' exercises to create dynamic changes in your life.
I also have extensive experience of working with adults who have experienced childhood abuse and have presented national workshops on this subject.
My other claim to fame is that in the late 1980s I was the first person to achieve a British degree in hypnotherapy. This was a groundbreaking step forward in its wider acceptance as a positive means of change.
Utilising what is known as gut directed hypnotherapy I also do specialised work with stress related irritable bowel syndrome. For details of this go to www.ibsgetwell.co.uk