Positive Ways

Positive Ways


Disability Resource Centre
Poynters House
Poynters Road

01462 700504 / 07791 520388

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Disability Resource Centre
Poynters House
Poynters Road

01462 700504 / 07791 520388

About us

As human givens based counsellors & therapists, Emma and Keith offer effective, fast & practical help, with depression, stress, anxiety and all emotional upsets & distress, including trauma. We don't use 'psychobabble', just the best current psychological knowledge. We can help you move on quickly, counselling & coaching you in techniques that you can apply to any life situations.

In addition to a Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy, we also have qualifications in Counselling, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Peer Support, Motivational Interviewing and CBT Coaching, which our clients find adds even more value to effective therapy.

Because of our breadth of experience, we will choose the right and best solutions and approach for you. If you are unsure what kind of help, therapy or support you need, just ask. Our width of training, experience and knowledge of effective therapies and therapists means we can, and will, give you clear guidance, even possibly direction.

As well as supporting individuals, as a partnership, Emma & Keith are able to help couples with their relationship issues, from a sense of betrayal or guilt through to helping couples simply understand and communicate with each other.

Counselling or Psychotherapy?

In order to choose the right approach for us to adopt for you it is useful to consider and define that:

  • Counselling tends to be of a longer term nature whereby you are listened to as you begin to make sense of what it is you are experiencing. This tends to lend itself to bereavement, relationship counselling and some addictions. Sometimes Depth Counselling is needed too (see below).
  • Psychotherapy tends towards brief solutions therapy, like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the Human Givens approach, which are useful to getting calm and addressing issues.

Issues addressed

This might include help through depression; help with stress, anxiety and anger and particular in with Emma's expertise in addiction and Keith's speciality of trauma (PTSD).

PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect people for many different reasons in many different ways. It may arise from a the classical traumatic event, such as a car crash, an explosion or death of a loved one, but it can also happen to any of us who struggle with any form or series of events that impact upon us. This can lead to the regular and sometimes inexplicable panic attacks. We can help resolve that quickly.

As experienced healers we can hold space for you as you come to terms with and make sense of Bereavement Counselling or explore and come to terms with death. Through Anger management, Depression, Anxiety Counselling & Stress Counselling, we will support and advise you, helping you build your skills and resources, to solve your problems, time after time.

Sometimes it is as simple as overcoming Lack of Sleep or Poor Sleep or feeling stuck. Or it may be the support needed to beat that Addiction Management. Our breadth of experience normally leaves our clients saying, "They just get me!"

Couples, relationship and pre-nuptial Counselling

Many of our clients are currently coming to us for help and support with their debt or business difficulties/challenges, which often leads to relationship stress and break. Couple Counselling is important and we find that our clients value our wise heads, sage advice and simple understanding.

We know what it is to be male and female in this society and we respect and value the importance of gender difference and diversity. Couples approach us for empathetic and practical support, exploring sensible ways to understand each other and move their relationship forward. This can include overcoming a sense of betrayal or even mistrust, which may lead to handling separation and divorce.

Sometimes busy times take over. Our experience enables us to also support you and your family issues, including children, as we have worked in schools, community and delivered parenting classes. This is part of the Life Ways Program, which helps you and yours plan your future and move through what used to be known as ‘Rites of Passage’, these are critical stages in our life which may include leaving home, starting a new career, planning marriage, having a family up to retirement and possibly facing death.

Business as usual

Our psychological and business experience is ideal for helping you resolve such issues and bringing you back to that place of ‘normal’. Sometimes the stressed, parent, partner, employee, manager, executive or owner manger just needs an effective advocate in their corner. This is distinguished from workplace counselling, which organisations often engage us to undertake on behalf of staff.

As former CEO's, Managers and Executive Coaches, many of our personal clients also use us to help them meet general Business & Work Related issues and Career Management.

Depth Counselling

Most clients find the counselling and brief therapeutic techniques are more than sufficient to help them move on, especially knowing that we will continue to be there (in their corner) should they need support. Sometimes deeper counselling may be requested, perhaps to deal with deep rooted issues, like abuse or to explore their spiritual sde.

Overcoming and surviving abuse

Very often clients will find they need healing and counselling for their past, direction that feeds their spirit and coaching in how to achieve that positively

From the healer place of deep compassion and courage, We have successfully supported and aided those suffering from all kinds of physical, emotional and mental Abuse to make sense of it and lead even more full and enjoyable lives.

It takes courage and strength to ask for help. We will meet you there and encourage, support and suitably advise you through it.


We effectively counsel and support our clients through Herts, Essex, Beds, Bucks, Cambridge and North London, covering Harlow, Hitchin, Welwyn Garden, Letchworth, Hatfield, Hertford, St Albans, Baldock, Bedford, Milton Keynes and beyond.

Training, qualifications & experience

We effectively counsel and support our clients through Herts, Essex, Beds, Bucks, Cambridge and North London, covering Harlow, Hitchin, Welwyn Garden, Letchworth, Hatfield, Hertford, St Albans, Baldock, Bedford, Milton Keynes and beyond.

Training, qualifications & experience

HG Dip.P
Diploma in CBT Coaching
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
Peer Employment Training
Recovery Coaching
Motivational Interviewing
BSc (Hons) Psychology
PgDip Gender and Difference

Professional Membership:
Association of Certified Accountants

Member organisations *


Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with



Our fees start at £60.00 per hour

Further information

We have practiced as a healers for over 20 years, complementing our pragmatic approach to all of our work and life as a Therapists, Coach's and Teacher's. We place Client empowerment and opportunity ath the centre of my work.

In addition to providing the latest pyschological techniques to build on my breadth of Counselling & Therapy experience and qualifications, We serve in the local community to ensure We understand the needs of our clients fully.  

We are parents of five and (a grandfather) , who enjoy playfully nurturing, especially the sacred clown in us all, as useful antidote relief to the seriousness that healing often has to address. We have trained in both Person Centred & Psychodynamic Counselling, both of which were powerful precursors to qualifications as a Human Givens therapist www.hgi.org.uk.

We have also worked extensively in the NHS, Charity sector and business worlds as a finance director, a CEO and consultants gaining various professional qualifications including an MBA, HG Dip.P and FCCA. I continue to devote time and energy to helping others through our charitable work, which has included with the suicidal, supporting addicts, alongside the homeless, guiding prisoners and with challenged learners in schools.

As well as teaching and running workshops, We have an eclectic approach to spirtuality which enables us to explore as wide or as simply as the client needs.

It is with this background that we are able to address a very wide range of issues with an equal variety of approaches ranging from acting as a life coach, therapist through to sacred dreaming. We are pragmatic our approach, an individual approach that puts nurturing and gentle humour at the centre of the process.

Maps & Directions

Langford, SG18
Dunstable, LU5 4TP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


7 Days week, including evenings to suit our client

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme