I am counsellor and an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I was a director and co-founder of Catalyst Counselling CIC, a social enterprise providing counselling, therapy training and employee assistance programmes in East Anglia. I retired from my directorship of Catalyst on moving to the south coast of England near Southampton in 2019.
Before working as a therapist I practised law for over 30 years.
In 2015 I wrote A Lawyer’s Guide to Wellbeing and Managing Stress in collaboration with lawyer support charity LawCare.
During lockdown in mid-2020 my publisher agreed that I could publish extracts from the book so that the contents were more accessible at a difficult time for many. You can find edited highlights here.
And I write on wellbeing in the legal media.
Over the years clients have given these testimonials.
I set up Restart One in April 2020 to offer online counselling, initially using a single-session model.
At a time when waiting lists for counselling help were growing longer in most places, the accessibility of online and phone therapy seemed to offer a simple alternative.
I have now expanded to working with clients over a pre-agreed number of sessions or over the longer term.
The idea was to make the experience of therapy more accessible and affordable.
And to offer counselling with a minimal wait time.
My fees are set with a client’s financial means in mind and I am happy to consider reducing the standard costs where the full fee would prevent access to counselling. Please feel free to ask about this.