Placing importance on individuals wanting to be seen, heard, and understood

Since November 2006 I have been working at a private hospital in England. I have provided consultations to several thousand individuals from many countries, including Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, India, and of course the United Kingdom. A portion of these foreign individuals spoke little or no English, and often required a translator, which posed obvious communication challenges. From these, and all my other interactions with people, I have learnt a great deal, especially in relation to the importance individuals place on wanting to be seen, heard and understood, and on these aspects I place significant emphasis.

From September 2014 until May 2019 I was a volunteer counsellor at the national charitable organisation Bucks Mind in Buckinghamshire, England, and I have encountered individuals presenting with an extremely broad range of psychological issues. Since February 2018 I have worked as a volunteer counsellor in the Bucks New University Counselling Department in Buckinghamshire, England. The principle reason that I volunteer is that I do not feel individuals should be prevented from obtaining psychological help because of lack of financial resources. So you can probably imagine that I was both surprised and honoured to receive a volunteer award for my counselling contributions. To read more about this please click on the following link.

Understand yourself better and improve your relationships

Education & Qualifications

InstitutionQualification Earned
University of Roehampton, EnglandAwarded MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
University of Hertfordshire, EnglandAwarded University Diploma in Counselling
Bastyr University, USAAwarded MSc in Nutrition
University of Westminster, EnglandAwarded BSc (Hons) Health Sciences
Institute for Optimum Nutrition, EnglandCompleted 2 years and then transferred to University of Westminster

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About the photographs

I have specifically chosen these particular photographs of the English Lake District for my website not only because these represent one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty which I would like to share, but equally important, it is my hope that you are uplifted by looking at these. All photographs used on this site were taken by Professional Photographer Simon Hathaway. To see more of his exquisite work please visit

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