I am a fully accredited UKCP*, EABP and EAP registered psychotherapist, with more than 40 years of professional experience.
[*The UKCP register of psychotherapists has been accepted (accredited) by the UK Professional Standards Authority.]
I am professionally insured by Towergate.
I work with a combination of several different modalities (see the boxes below);
Over the last 35-40 years, I have a wide experience of working in a variety of clinical settings (including individual private practice, in groups, within communities, in educational and/or correctional settings, in charitable and voluntary settings, and in medical settings, such as in the NHS); and also of working with a wide range of different clients (adults, couples, adolescents, people in crisis, etc.).
Some of my work is also with various Employee Assistance Programmes, where employees of a company can be allocated some counselling sessions as a benefit of their employment. Some of these sessions are face-to-face; some of these sessions are by telephone or skype.
I work clinically in and around Edinburgh, Scotland, UK and also in the Scottish Borders (Melrose/Galashiels).
I also work by Skype, telephone (Face-time), and by e-mail - though I obviously prefer meeting with the person first and getting a proper sense of who they are.
I have also been very actively involved in:
Several professional associations within psychotherapy; in developing the politics of professional psychotherapy in Europe; in presenting at international conferences; in leading workshops & seminars; in editing books and journals; in writing many articles & chapters on psychotherapy; and in writing a couple of books; and editing and publishing several others, etc.
... as well as occasionally writing poetry, looking after the garden, going on holiday, meeting with friends,
... and being as loving a husband, father and now grandfather, as I can be.
For more information about the specialist areas of my psychotherapy work: please click on the appropriate link below:
Please also use the links in the top right corner of these pages to go to all the different other pages and areas of this website.
For a fuller general description of my psychotherapy work, click on the "Psychotherapy" link in the purple banner.
For details (and copies) of all my published articles, please go to the "Articles" section of the website.
For details (more of a 'blog') of recent professional activities and events over the last 17 years, please click here.