Thanks for checking me out. I am a manchester based cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT), counsellor and psychotherapist based in Manchester in the United Kingdom. I specialise in depression and anxiety disorders, men’s issues and relationship counselling. I also offer clinical supervision to other therapists.
My new book “The Enlightenment Plan” is now out with 14 meditation, mindfulness and self hypnoses CDs. In the book I draw on the best of Western approaches to therapy, and combine them with best of the wisdom of mindfulness and meditation traditions of the East. This creates a powerful tool kit to help you ‘wake up’ from the suffering of stress, anxiety and depression.
If you are interested in my work here are some useful links:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Men’s Therapy
- Relationship Counselling
This is my brief biography.
I graduated in 1991 with a 1st class Psychology degree and the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology student prize. This was followed in 1993 by an M.Phil. in H.I.V. Counselling and Support, and, in 2002, with a Ph.D. in Counselling Theory and Counselling Practice. All degrees were awarded by the University of Manchester.
I completed a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited Diploma in Counselling in 1994, and qualified as a cognitive behavioural therapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy from Edge Hill University. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Creative Hypnotherapy.
I have also undertaken postgraduate courses in couple counselling, mediation and supervision. I also hold fitness and nutrition qualifications.
In the 1990’s worked as a Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University where I was also a course leader for a degree programme for a spell. I started working in private practice as a therapist in 1996. In addition, I have worked within a variety of organisations including the N.H.S., commercial organisations, the voluntary sector, and N.G.O.’s in therapy, training, supervision, research, mediation and management roles.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its Code of Ethics. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and on the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am a Practitioner Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).
In addition to therapy, I read a lot, and am fanatical about physical health and well-being. I take the opportunity to travel as often as I can. I also have an interest in stand-up comedy, and can sometimes be found (nervously) developing my skills as a comedian on the Manchester ‘open mike’ comedy circuit. In addition to my web presence with my blog, I am also regularly quoted in national magazines and newspapers, and regularly appear on radio (Radio Manchester, Radio Lancashire, Sunrise Radio and Radio 5 Live) where I talk about men’s and relationship issues.