I am a registered
Social Worker, and Approved Mental Health Professional.
I have been in practice for many years. I have worked
with Offenders, Working Age Adults, and Older
Persons. As well as Counselling/Casework, I have been
involved in staff training. I have the Further and Adult
Education Teaching Certificate.
People often ask why I pursued a caring career, and I
guess that there are many reasons. Having been brought
up in enlightened times must have been a major
contributor. As an incredibly young child I met what I
perceived to be an incredibly old lady called Estrid
Dane, and she told me that a successful life was about
bringing body, mind, and spirit together. Whilst I did
not understand what she was telling me, I have come to
realise that she must have been one of the pioneers of
holistic approaches to life.
Whilst still at school I became aware of a Benedictine
Monk, Benedict Heron, who seemed to be elderly, frail,
and quite withdrawn. He walked with a stick. In fact, he
would only have been in his forties. In his early
fifties he became a leading light in the in the
Charismatic Renewal movement, and when I saw him about
twenty years later he appeared much younger physically,
he was outgoing and he went on to live an active life to
the age of 97.
It is my wish and desire to help you have a peaceful and
I am interested in offering Counselling Support to a
whole range of people in English. So, if you feel
vulnerable, isolated, anxious, grieving, an older
person, infirm, or have any other needs I might be able
to help. Sometimes just sharing a problem can have a
therapeutic effect. Peace of mind can itself lead to
contentment. It is my aim to help you become healthier
and stronger in mind and body, and to this end I use
Whilst I prefer face to face contact, I am happy to
offer telephone Counselling, Skype/Zoom, or intensive
I look forward to hearing from you, and don’t forget a
first phone call costs nothing.