I am a qualified counsellor and therapist, working with adult individuals, couples and family members to find the best outcomes for their wellbeing that are available.
My training was in Transactional Analysis Counselling an observable model of personality that explores and bring awareness of interactions between people and within the individual.
This enables choice, decisions and positive change to be made. Its an exciting tool that I use in my own life every day. It helps me to understand why I react as I do when I meet challenges and how I might respond in the here and now more appropriately.
My Online Practice
I chose the practice name New Direction Solutions as it typifies how it is sometimes necessary to learn to do, think or feel in a different way so as to resolve those issues that we all encounter in life.
Working with clients and seeing them develop and change in positive ways gives me a great sense of satisfaction. Doing something that is so meaningful provides me with purpose and feeling valued.
For many years I worked in fast paced demanding companies in the area of IT Service Management directly working with teams in different countries and from different cultures.
This gave me the first hand experience of working in an organisational capacity with the challenges this entails.
I have studied the martial art of Goju Karate directly from my teacher in Japan for over twenty five years. As the UK representative of the school I now teach other teachers.
Doing something physical in a social setting brings many advantages. In the modern world isolation and lack of mental/physical stimulation is becoming a real problem. I’m getting older so I’m not as quick and don’t heal like I used to. So I have learn to adapt – that’s life!
Honestly, if you are going to do one thing to have a better life – get out there in the real world and PARTICIPATE!
My years of being a student and a teacher has been and continues to be very rewarding.