BA (Hons) · MSc · MBACP
I have been a therapist for over ten years.
I started my counselling practice in 2009 and I have worked with many people who have wanted to change or accept something about themselves or their life stories.
Issues that I have worked with include: anxiety and depression, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, work-related stress, addictions and addictive behaviours, serious illness, existential re-evaluation, and spiritual awakening.
I was also a volunteer counsellor at the Fountain Centre at Royal Surrey County Hospital for five years where I worked with cancer patients and their families as well as members of hospital staff.
I have completed over 200 hours of classroom-based training in clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and I attend monthly one-to-one professional supervision for both counselling and hypnotherapy.
Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
For most of my early professional life I was a freelance computer programmer.
In 1993 I co-founded the world's first internet recruitment service Jobserve. By 2000 Jobserve was top of the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 league table and in 2001 the company was the first “dot com” business to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise.
I retired from the computer industry in 2001.
In 2002 I spent 28 days in a Priory Group “rehab” treatment centre for alcohol addiction. I have now been “in recovery” for over sixteen years.
Prior to training as a counsellor I was a volunteer with the Brigitte Trust providing emotional support and practical help at home to people and their families facing cancer and other life-threatening illness.
I run a regular Guided Meditation Group at Ripley Village Hall.
I am a volunteer guide at Liberation Unleashed.
Witney, J. (2017). Liberation Unleashed: A phenomenological study of helping others to see through the illusion of a separate self. Unpublished Master of Science Dissertation, Middlesex University, London.
Ripley & Send · Surrey · GU23 · UK