I am a fully qualified professional counsellor with seven years of working with a diverse range of people and their issues. I draw upon my training in Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and CBT theoretical models to tailor my service to best suit your needs. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and adhere to their code and ethics.
I have experience working with a wide variety of common mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety disorders. I help clients who have issues such as relationship problems, dealing with trauma /bereavement or general unease with life.
I specialise in working with obsession problems and have over 5 years expertise in many compulsive based issues such as Gambling addiction, Emotional Eating, Obsessive Negative Thoughts, Porn addiction, Gaming addiction and Extreme Exercise.
My current project is working with those who suffer from Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia or Emotional Eating problems. Such conditions often lead to other problems such as relationship issues, unhappiness and low self-esteem.
Teaching and Training
I enjoy passing on my knowledge and expertise to trainee counsellors, through teaching accredited counselling courses at a local college. Training is a keen interest of mine, I design and deliver bespoke training courses and facilitate workshops for various organisations. I have delivered training in schools, prisons and the wider local community. To find our more of my training services click here
I also bring ten years’ experience of working as a life coach. Using a strength based, solution focused approach I work holistically to develop sustainable life skills and behaviour change. I offer effective tools and strategies to promote resilience, personal growth and wellbeing. I can help with relationships, career, life events or just making positive healthy changes. To find our more of my life coaching services click here
My Qualifications and Training
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
BSc Applied Psychology and Computing
Diploma in Life Coaching
I have a current full enhanced DBS check
GamCare – Problem Gambling
CBT-E – For Eating Disorders
Managing Actual and Potential Aggression – Instructor course
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Click here to check me on BACP register
I also have a profile in the Counselling Directory website
Current or previous relevant work experience
Redlands Counselling and Training – 5 Years as a Tutor delivering CPCAB counselling courses.
Steven James Counselling – 5 years working as an Associate Counsellor, predominately with those with Problem Gambling issues.
St Mungo’s (Housing Association) – facilitate reflective practice session for staff working in mental health housing project.
Arts Uni Bournemouth - Volunteer Counsellor
YMCA Bournemouth - Volunteer Counsellor
BCHA (Housing Association) - I was part of the team that created and delivered the successful Ignite personal development programme for the local community; later employed as their staff trainer, designing and delivering bespoke courses to front line staff.
Samaritans – Over a year working on their telephone support line.
Dorset Mind – 6 Years volunteering for their befriending service. Offering support to those isolated by severe mental health issues