I intend to consider the issues that you bring to therapy sessions without forcing your experiences to fit into any particular theoretical models, although I am, of course, influenced by my own experiences of life, including my training as a psychotherapist.

I can offer you a space in which we can explore your experiences together, and the meaning and values that go with them. The aim of these sessions will be to expand your understanding and insight.

I may not say much about my own private life and views here. This is not to ‘mystify’ myself, but to ensure that you are the focus of this joint venture and its primary beneficiary.

Counselling and psychotherapy are terms that I tend to use interchangeably at times. However, they are sometimes differentiated by the amount of time spent in such a relationship, counselling tending to be shorter term and sometimes with certain objectives, rather than a more long term, exploratory psychotherapy.

Material you bring to these sessions will be treated confidentially. It will not be discussed outside of our sessions except in the context of professional supervision, or in exceptional cases where others may be at serious risk or where a request for outstanding fees has not been met and further action is necessitated.

I work according to the codes of ethics of both the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, with whom I am registered as a psychotherapist, and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, of which I am a member.

These professional bodies exist to ensure that psychotherapists work in the best interests of their clients. I am also covered by Professional and Public Liability indemnity insurance.