Steve has a strong background in Compliance and Risk Management. He is currently head of Oxygen Professional Risks, a leading specialist in Liability Insurance for the Psychological Professions.
An insurance broker for all of his working life, Steve has specialised in this field since 1988 when he and a colleague launched a unique insurance facility for members of the British Psychological Society. His foresight and leadership drove rapid growth of the service, which quickly expanded into the related professions, including Counseling and Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, HR, Training & Developme
Steve has presented workshops and delivered seminars on Risk and Insurance in Counseling at conferences and on training courses. In the late 1990’s he was a founder member of a national forum evaluating standards in Primary Care Counseling and Psychotherapy, and has contributed to the BACP Professional Standards Committee. Steve is currently Series Consultant and Contributor to a forthcoming book – Psychotherapy 2.0 Where Psychotherapy and Technology Meet – (Karnac; UKCP series).
A staunch advocate for timely intervention and risk mitigation, Steve has constantly been at the cutting edge of innovation within the sector, and is the first port of call for practitioners when things have gone wrong. He is a trusted mentor and facilitator when they find themselves faced with a complaint or a potential claim for compensation.