Based in Sheriff Hutton, near York

Contact details


01347 878 982


07800 731 381

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Experience, qualifications and professional memberships

Professional Association


Accredited, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice


My Work

  • Since February 2013 I have been working in independent practice, based in Sheriff Hutton. In 2021 I reduced my professional work to a two-day per week counselling and coaching practice. 
  • 2000-2013 – I took on the new role of Head of Student Support Services at the University of Hull, moving to the University of York in 2003 to become Director of Student Support Services. During this period I undertook training and practice as a coach and mentor.
  • 1995-2000 - took up the post as Head of the Counselling Service at the University of Hull
  • 1986-1995 - ran a successful private practice, providing counselling and psychotherapy, supervision, training and team consultancy, initially in York then in West Yorkshire.
  • 1976-1987 - worked for the Richmond Fellowship, a voluntary sector organisation providing therapeutic communities for those with emotional, psychological and mental health difficulties. I completed in-service and senior staff training and moved from residential roles into developing and managing new projects and providing training.

Education and Qualifications

  • 2016-17 Senior Practitioner Diploma in Supervision: Centre for Supervision and Team Development (London)
  • 2014-15 Certificate of Professional Practice in Spiritual Studies and Companionship (Accredited by the College of Teachers)
  • 2011-12 Level 3 Professional Certificate in Workplace Coaching: Institute for Leadership and Management
  • 2008-09 Strategic Management Programme, University of York
  • 2006-07 1994 Group Senior Management Forum: Developing Strategy & Delivering Performance
  • 2003-04 Certificate in Coaching and Primary Certificate in Performance Coaching; Centre for Coaching, London
  • 1998-99 Certificate in Art Therapy Studies: Leeds Metropolitan University
  • 1990-92 Master of Education in Counselling and the Management of Human Resources (distinction): University of Leeds at University College York St John
  • 1984-86 Diploma in Humanistic Psychology: Institute for the Development of Human Potential (IDHP), Leed.
  • 1976-79 Richmond Fellowship in service and senior staff training
  • 1973-76 BA (hons) Chemistry: University of York

Voluntary work

  • Colleagues Across Borders Since 2016 I have been involved in supporting colleagues working in professional caring roles with refugees in North Africa. This is largely through regular one to one conversations with a colleague online. The colleagues we support are themselves refugees.
  • Coaching through Covid Set up in response to the pandemic, through this coaching programme I have so far coached five people in NHS or Social Care roles. This is online and is specifically intended to mitgate some of the impacts of the pandemic on these people working at the 'front-line'.
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