A Peaceful Place

One of the nice things about my work as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor is the main venue that I work from.  The Natural Health Centre is set in the heart of the very relaxed and historic market town of Woodbridge. Established in 1999, the centre now offers a broad range of therapies and […]

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The Art of Feeling

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso. Being Creative. As a qualified and accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have, for years, helped many clients to find innovative ways to express themselves when finding words becomes difficult.  This has been through the use of art materials and the use of […]

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Drugs & Alcohol Treatment Service

From 2004 – 2007, I was the Service Manager of a medical and psychotherapy treatment service for those seeking support in overcoming substance abuse addiction; one of the services of Cranstoun group.  The service covered the London Borough of Croydon; one of the most diverse of London’s Boroughs. The treatment service was classed as a Tier […]

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Approaching Self-Harm

To set the therapeutic context most widely regarded as integral to understanding and treating self-harm, one would consider the work of Melanie Klein (1882 – 1960).  Melanie Klein is widely regarded for developing Object Relations Theory.  An adult sufferer of depression herself and, through her work with one of Sigmund Freud’s (1856 – 1939)students; Sandor Ferenczi […]

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Putting Me In the Spotlight

I was recently interviewed about my work as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor for The Natural Health Centre Newsletter.  Here’s how the interview went: Dean, what first brought you into Counselling and Psychotherapy? Well, my upbringing was happy, but we experienced quite a lot of heartache; we sadly lost beloved family members to Leukaemia, Cancer and […]

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A Problem Shared

Many clients will often express a fear of going into a group situation but, as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have seen many benefits for clients who participate in Group Therapy.  Sessions are usually conducted around a common theme among a group of people; for example, a group where clients all have an experience of […]

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