Dr Norman


The Friendly Therapist

Call now for a free initial telephone consultation

Total confidentiality assured
In-person or video-link appointments
Private health insurances accepted

PhD (D. Psychotherapy); MSc (Counselling); MA (Mental Health); BSc (Psychology)
BACP Senior Accredited Practitioner; UKRC Registered; Prof Standards Authority Registered

Choosing a Practitioner

At present in the UK, anyone at all, qualified or not, can call themselves a counsellor, a psychotherapist or some sort of a psychological therapist. This means that a lot of very inadequately qualified, and all too often actually unqualified, people advertise themselves as therapists. It is therefore very important that prospective clients ensure that any practitioner that they consult is a member of a Qualifying Professional Body such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. This is because such professional associations can discipline bad practitioners. They also publish easily checkable standards for the levels of professional practice and ethical behaviour that clients should be able to expect.

Make sure that any therapist that you choose is properly qualified, properly insured and professionally accountable.



Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology Services in Southampton, New Forest, Totton, Hampshire, Dorset, Waterside (Hythe, Marchwood, Fawley, Holbury, Blackfield)


PhD (D.Psych); MSc (Counselling and Supervision); MA (Mental Health); BSc Hons (Psychology);
MBACP Senior Accredited Practitioner; UKRC & Prof Standards Authority Registered Counsellor


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

United Kingdom Register of Counsellors

British Psychological Society


Counselling associate/consultant to principal UK & US Employee Assistance Providers

HR counselling consultant to major UK & European industrial organisations

Private practice counsellor and psychotherapist

Consultant Trauma Therapist – UK Emergency Services

Critical Incident Debriefer and PTSD therapist

Trainer/Consultant in Stress Awareness, Drug/Alcohol Issues, and People Skills to:

  1. HR Services operating on behalf of major UK & European employers
  2. H. M. Customs & Excise; H. M. Coastguard etc
  3. Aviation Industry / Petro-Chemical Industry / the Financial Sector etc

Therapist supervisor and practice consultant to:

  1. Independent counselling and psychotherapy practitioners
  2. Major care and rehabilitation services providers
  3. Local Authority Social Services Departments
  4. The Voluntary Sector


  • Head of Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies – University of Southampton
  • Examiner in Postgraduate Counselling Studies – Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Examiner in Conflict Resolution Studies – University of London
  • Examiner in Therapeutic Counselling Studies – University of Kent
  • Academic Advisor in Psychotherapy Studies – University of East London
  • Academic Visitor – University of Southampton
  • Visiting Lecturer in Counselling– University of Surrey
  • Principal Research Therapist – University of Leeds
  • Community Psychologist – Claybury NHS Hospital
  • Consultant Psychotherapist – Grovelands Priory Hospital