Riviera Wellbeing

U.K. qualified psychotherapist offering individual and couples counselling. There are times in life when we feel lost. It can be helpful to talk with a qualified therapist to find some healthy solutions so you can begin to live life fully again.  

I am a U.K. qualified psychotherapist, relationship/psychosexual therapist and executive coach. I also trained with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). He works with individuals and their partners who are affected by intimacy disorders such as sex, love and pornography addiction. However I work with people suffering from all types of addictions. 

I offer a safe and confidential space for others to explore the reality of their lives, discover their true selves and achieve their full potential.

In terms of individual counselling, people come to see me for many different reasons, including addiction, depression, anxiety, sexually compulsive behaviours, loss and bereavement, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, difficulties in relation to sexuality and sexual identity, HIV/AIDS, workplace issues, stress, isolation, identity issues, low self-esteem and self-worth. 

In terms of couples counselling, there can be several reasons for seeking help.  One may find themselves struggling to communicate effectively which leads to more frequents arguments and/or a pattern of blaming each other. Anger and resentment can grow in this space.  Sometimes the problems are of a sexual nature where perhaps there are differences in sexual desire within the relationship.   A couple may be struggling to come to terms with the impact of infidelity on the relationship.  Sometimes the reasons for feeling stuck are hard to identify but there is a feeling that one has just drifted apart from their partner or spouse.  In today’s forever “on-the-go” world, managing busy careers and juggling family responsibilities can overwhelm us, both as individuals and in our relationship as a couple.   I offer relationship counselling to same-sex and heterosexual individuals and couples and my clients come from a wide range of different backgrounds, cultures and religions.

If you are an expat who has relocated to France, that may bring its own challenges.  Individuals often report difficulty in settling in without their previous and familiar support structures.  Breaking into new friendship circles can cause social anxiety.  Expat life can feel superficial and alienating without the deep connections that we all need. 

In my work as a therapist, I practice according to the needs of each client, drawing on a range of therapeutic techniques. I trained in the theories of humanistic, psychodynamic, relational, existential, behavioural and body psychotherapy. I also work with cognitive therapies such as CBT. I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

In terms of executive coaching, I work with individuals and senior executives to work through challenges and changes in the workplace.  Working as coach, I combine my life experience as well as my executive career of over 20 years in the City of London.

More information can be found on my website.