Since the early 90s I have been accredited as a counsellor and supervisor by the British Association for Counselling (BACP) by whom I was honoured with a Fellowship in 2007. I have worked in a part-time capacity for the University of Bristol since 1992, and am currently an emeritus professor, alongside my freelance practice as an EMDR therapist, counsellor, supervisor, consultant and trainer in voluntary and statutory organisations. I have presented workshops and seminars in New Zealand, Malta, South Africa, Crete and the USA - as well as across the UK.

My published journal papers and books are based upon my practice and research - two of which focus on working with adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and another on the impact of abuse and trauma on the body.

This site provides information about the types of work I undertake as well as providing access to my books and workshops.

Biography

I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1961 and spent more than twenty five years working in that role for the NHS, Social Services and charitable organisations (Child Guidance Clinic and Community for Autistic Adolescents) before re-training as a counsellor at the University of Bristol in 1987. I gained a post-graduate diploma in counselling in 1989 and went on to study for an MSc in Counselling (Supervision and Training) which was awarded in 1992. In 1995 I was awarded a PhD from the University of Bristol.

My original training was underpinned by person-centred values, and humanistic, cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic theories and practices. More recently I have been influenced by narrative ideas and practices, as well as solution focused therapy - more appropriate for short term therapy. I am an accredited EMDR practitioner, using this approach to undertake legal work (RTAs) and work with private individuals

From May 2014 I will be working from my home in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire from where I can offer a private, pleasant and safe environment.