I am a therapist and trainer specialising in helping people who didn’t feel good enough as children and still don’t feel good enough now accept and value themselves for who they really are.
I’m also the founder and coordinator of the ChangeCamp event.
I grew up on Anglesey, going to Nottingham University in 1977 to study Chemistry.
I was rather shy and introspective getting interested in psychology as a way of better understanding myself and getting along with others. Although I didn’t study it at University, I read a lot about it and got interested in counselling.
After university I took a three year part time Person Centred counselling diploma course. I soon realised that I needed much more life experience to be a good counsellor.
Since university I have been a milkman, assistant steward on an Irish Sea ferry, Residential Social Worker, Assistant Head of Youth Centre in Inner London, a grape picker in Switzerland, a spring grinder(!) in Germany and a night porter and barman.
In 1990 I moved to Newcastle upon Tyne for an MSc Software Engineering course, then worked as an image analysis programmer, and became a practicing Buddhist.
In 2000 I took a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner training, which led to even more NLP and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) trainings. Eventually, I decided to learn how to use these approaches to help others.
In 2005, I abandoned the software engineering day job and started work as a self-employed therapist and trainer. I now live by the sea in Blyth, Northumberland, with my partner Karen (a psychological therapist in the NHS) and our dog Sally.
Find out more
Click on the links to find out about the EFT / NLP based therapy I do, AAMET accredited EFT trainings for laypeople and professionals, EFT workshops, books I have written to help you use EFT to let go of limiting beliefs and some of the EFT techniques I have created over the years. You can also find a lot of articles about this kind of work and how you can help yourself be more fully yourself.
- Presentation: How To Stop Shoulding On Yourself
- Presentation: Tapping Into Your Shadow
- Presentation: Tapping Into Feeling Better
- Presentation: Tapping For Simple Stress Relief
- Presentation: Relieving Stress And Distress With EFT
- Presentation: How Tapping Can Relieve Stress And Distress
- Presentation: Compassionate EFT
- Presentation: How To Use EFT To Reduce Unecessary Suffering
- Presentation: EFT And The Power Of Slow Change
- Presentation: An Introduction To Releasing Trauma With EFT