As of 2021 I’m 60 something, and ‘older, but still growing’ – something Rogers said, and something I’ve come to understand about myself over the years.
In times of Covid I’ll work with you in a way that works best for both of us, depending of course on what the current “rules” permit. So that can be anything from ‘in person’ (with agreed measures to address risk) or by phone or by a one of the video platforms such as Zoom, Whatapp or Telegram – all available as ‘apps’ or on a PC or Mac.
I’ve been seeing people as a counsellor/psychotherapist since 2003, including working at the Nottingham Priory as a drug and addictions therapist (for a short while), and then as a volunteer at the Nottingham Counselling Service, and I’ve seen a fairly broad range of people, working with a fairly broad range of issues, from weight to worry (aka anxiety), from isolation and loneliness to feeling overwhelmed and swamped by others.
I trained at Temenos, starting in 1998, and I ensure I undergo regular ‘Continuing Professional Development’, and am, of course, in supervision.
I’ve worked with all kinds of people, from young adults to people of my own age and older, from people in the armed forces, the police, the NHS, students, professionals and, well, as I say, all kinds of people.