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BSc, PGCE, DipHE.Couns, MNCS Accred

About me

Comprehensive and Compassionate Therapy to help you conquer your life’s challenges.

Are you struggling with your relationship? Finding it hard to find the real you? Dealing with family or friendship issues? Noticing that your child is struggling and needs support? Finding it difficult to cope with everyday life or realizing you need to value yourself more? If you have any of these thoughts, they are all things that you can bring to therapy amongst many others. We can work together for you to find a path through your challenges in a non-judgemental, empathetic, and honest process. What ever the challenge in life is, counselling can be a safe space for you to develop a deep sense of self which during life’s more difficult moments can be of assistance moving forwards.

What can I offer you.

I work with you, listening to what is happening for you, asking questions and prompts to help us both understand what the challenges in life are for you and the best ways to approach these to help find you the route forward to happiness and fulfilment. I work in an integrative style with a Person Centred base, combining CBT, Art and Mindfulness into the work when required. This means I work in a manner that means you direct the sessions which are held in a non-judgemental, honest and empathetic space.

Who do I work with and in what settings?

I work in person and online, offering a range of different options. These include, working in schools with young people, working with adults and children in private settings, which for face to face therapy include working with you in your home or place you feel safe to talk, Walk and Talk therapy and where needed in a suitable room booked by myself. I also offer online video counselling, phone, and text-based options. This allows me to be flexible and have a range of availability to accommodate all clients. I understand that committing to therapy is a brave step and I offer a free initial phone or video chat to see if you feel that the way I work will suit you. I then offer either 30-minute sessions to go through paperwork and to answer any further questions or 50-minute sessions. More information and booking options can be found through my website; or contacting me directly on 07379116533.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • SCITT PGCE Design Technology
  • BSc Product Design and Mechanicsn
  • CPD One Day CBT Training Workshop
  • CPD One Drug Awareness Workshop Counsellor with Penhaligon (Agency working with adults)
  • Counsellor with Pool Academy (working with children)
  • Counsellor with Counsellors Together CIC (Agency working with Adults including addiction)
  • ACES Early Years Training Course TIS Headstart UK, support for returing to schools 2 day course
  • Online Events Webinar on Working with Children and Young People Online
  • CPD Existential Perspectives
  • Accredited Member of NCS and Counsellors Together
  • Fully insured through Oxygen Insurance Company

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Single Session Therapy

Chronic Pain and Illness

Under 18's


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

  • Initial Meeting - £25
  • Domiciliary - £50 (50 Minute Session)
  • Office Based - £50 (50 Minute Session)
  • Walk and Talk - £50 (50 Minute Session)
  • Phone Counselling - £50 (50 Minute Session)
  • Online Video Counselling - £50 (50 Minute Session)
  • Instant Messenger - £50 (50 Minute Session)
  • Block bookings of 8 sessions - 5% Discount
  • School contracts negotiable depending on frequency and hours required.

When I work

9 am - 8 pm Monday to Friday Weekends possible, please discuss when contacting Phil.

Further information

Offer a 5% Discount for Counselling Students

Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme