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Gary – Therapist

My background as a counsellor, comes from working within the field of Mental Health and Addiction where I did my training. I have worked in this sector for nearly a decade and have direct experience working with a wide range of diverse clients.  I currently work as a team leader in a residential drug and alcohol treatment centre located within Hertfordshire and have a strong passion for helping those affected with addictions and mental health.

I have strong links within Hertfordshire and the UK to help refer anyone in need of more intensive support, this includes families.   I’ve worked as a telephone counsellor for a charity based in London called The Mix, who support young people from the age of 11-25yrs old, through telephone counselling. This has allowed me to gain experience with the issues faced in the modern age for young people from diverse backgrounds with a range of mental health issues. The issues I work with are self esteem, anxiety, depression, bullying, abuse, substance misuse.

I am a huge advocate for mental health not only for adults but also our younger generation.   I’m currently working as part of a pilot project with the NHS to provide twelve funded sessions for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. This has lead me to further my training in this area.  I’m a registered therapist on the PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) as an approved counsellor who has undergone specific training to work with those who suffers with trauma related conditions.   I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.   Training

  • NLP Practitioner
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Diploma In Therapeutic counselling
  • Group Facilitation Skills at the Gestalt Centre
  • Diploma in Mindfulness
  • Trauma Training
  • Advanced Couples/Relationship Counselling Training

Area of expertise

  • Substance & Alcohol Dependence- Worked in the filed of addiction for nine years
  • Young Adults- Worked with young adults for three years in various roles
  • Couples- Worked with couples for three years in various types of models and settings
  • Childhood/ Adult Trauma- Working currently at a rape crisis centre, to provide counselling for those affected by sexual assault.