Graham G. Glynn
01305816371 / 01305816371
Hello - my name is Graham and I a highly experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist; over the years it has been my pleasure to help many people to successfully overcome a very wide range of emotional issues, relationship difficulties and family problems; I am especially interested in issues that involve Low self-esteem and Feelngs of Shame and Unworthiness; Perfectionism and People Pleasing; Anxiety and Depression; Anger and Resentment; Lethargy and Lack of Life-Purpose; Anxiety and Lack of Trust within Relationships.
I am a very down-to-earth person with a non-judgemental philosophy and my Counselling values include confidentiality, empathy, compassion and total honesty. I include detailed handouts which explain how our thoughts and feelings affect our well-being, behaviour and outcomes within relationships - and how the counselling process works, safely, step by step. Many people have said how much these handouts have helped them and how they have continued to refer to them as 'reminders' after the counselling sessions have been completed. In addition to my counselling skills, I am able to bring a significant amount of 'hard-won' wisdom, understanding and sensitivity from many years of personal, relational and professional Life-Experience gained prior to my many years in counselling.
In my Counselling work I offer a safe space where emotional and relational issues of all kinds can be shared, explored, worked through sensitively and resolved. I have found that Counselling can be of immense value in helping us to find inner peace and to understand and control our thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns enabling us to achieve a far more harmonious emotional balance both within ourselves and in our relationships with others.
My Counselling model is integrative/psychosynthesis (also known as 'psychospiritual') - a model which is entirely non-religious but goes beyond other forms of counselling in that it recognises that we each possess a ‘higher’ spiritual presence which, when integrated with our emotional, mental and physical faculties, brings us a much greater degree of confidence, inner-strength, happiness and well-being. The model draws upon a wide variety of counselling perspectives ranging from the cognitive to the esoteric and this enables us to adopt the most appropriate and effective ways of working together.
Like so many children, I was brought up to suppress my feelings and found emotions and relationships very difficult; however, thanks to counselling training and many years of working through my own personal challenges, I learned how to work positively with my thoughts, feelings and actions. For the last 25 years I have enjoyed a successful career, a wonderfully happy second marriage and an exciting sense of life-purpose and it is no exaggeration to say that an understanding of counselling and psychotherapy has transformed my life as well as the lives of many of the people with whom I have had the privilege to work - I hope that I can share this success with you as well.
Below I have included a few of the comments and testimonials I have received from counselling clients who have been kind enough to write to me about their counselling experience:
I found Graham via the BACP website and, initially not being sure what a 'psychospiritual counsellor' was, approached my first free consultation with some cynicism. Almost immediately I realised this was the right decision as despite my protestations we have achieved so much together. Don't be discouraged or distracted by terminology or labels, Graham is a skillful, knowledgeable, versatile counsellor who has helped me grow in ways I didn't think were possible. Ever patient, allowing sessions to evolve if needed, Graham has accompanied me on a journey that has led me to identify and change long held beliefs and patterns of behaviour that haven't served me well in the past.
As a hard-bitten medical professional, I was initially cynical but am happy to admit that my experience has been truly life changing. Thank you is in no way enough to express my gratitude for the help in my development I have revived from this gentle kind man. I am so glad I found him but also that I allowed myself to trust that he could help me become the person I am today. Mrs C. F. (Senior NHS Medical Practitioner).
When I met Graham for the first time, I immediately felt comfortable and at ease. Graham's polite, friendly and understanding. As I explained my difficulties, he listened carefully, non-judgmentally and with a deep sense of empathy. During the proceeding weekly sessions, Graham helped me to explore my own challenges and gain a far better understanding into what exactly was causing me so much distress. Whereas before I had lost all hope, I'm now pursuing many of my dreams I thought were never possible thanks to his help.Graham is a wise and compassionate man. I'm so pleased I found him. I'll always be grateful for the time we spent together and how my life is so much more enjoyable nowadays. Thanks to him I have gained a highly positive sense of self and an exciting new sense of Life-purpose – something that has greatly enriched my wider family as well as myself. Mr G. M.
Meeting you was a life changing experience for me. I so needed to be looked after by someone I could trust implicitly and who I could connect with. It was very easy to relax and trust in your company and I learned more than I could ever have imagined. Thank you for offering me that space and sticking with me through it all. I will forever be in your debt. Graham, you have very special qualities as a counsellor and a wealth of knowledge to draw on. When I'm qualified I will lead by your example. I think you're wonderful. You have opened my eyes to a beautiful world! Miss J. M.
I wanted to say a huge thank you for all the work you have done with me over the past few months. The path you have guided me along has not always been easy, but its one I feel privileged and blessed to tread. I feel empowered to continue with my journey and I have a hunch that what lies ahead is going to be truly magical. The wisdom and intuition you have shared with me will always have a special place in my heart. Mrs D. G.
When I found Graham I was looking for someone who would be able to work with me in a constructive and productive way, who could also have a gentle and caring edge. I wanted to be able to make progress and have help and guidance to ease away a very old life pattern that just seemed to be getting in the way more and more. Graham immediately seemed to tune into my wavelength, was able to really empower me to find the answers I needed and know what to do with them. He was the perfect person for me to work with because he is both spiritual yet very grounded and down to earth. I loved my sessions and am very pleased to say that he enabled me to take the changes I needed to make very quickly, and life is much better for it! Thank you Graham for your care and attention. Mrs L.C.
I just wanted to let you know what a huge difference you have made to my life and my way of thinking I really appreciate all the help you have given me to help myself. Its such a relief not to spend my time feeling anxious and doubting myself and to understand why other people behave in the way they do. I will never forget all that you have taught me and will try my best to pass the knowledge onto my son.
Mrs S. B.
I was cautious at first about going through the counselling process as I had a previous bad experience with a psychotherapist, but I have since felt that choosing you was one of the best decisions I have made. …...prior to my counselling sessions, I was suffering with extremely low self esteem, and a fear of rejection which was ruling my life. Since I started the counselling sessions I gained enough confidence and self esteem to make two trips to India entirely on my own. This is something I would not have even contemplated I was capable of doing before my sessions.From the beginning, I felt very comfortable with Graham’s counselling techniques as he always let me move forward at a pace I was comfortable with, and I have only come out of my comfort zone when I felt ready, and with Graham’s support and guidance. He never made me feel under any pressure, or forced his opinions on me as to what course of action I should take …..I have a particularly sensitive nature, and Graham’s empathic approach has helped me to be able to live with this more easily. He has also opened my eyes to a spiritual side of my nature that I was not aware of before. I have benefited so much from my counselling sessions that I have now started a Level 2 Counselling Skills course with the ambition of becoming a counsellor so that others may benefit from counselling in the same way that I did …...an extremely competent counsellor with a natural ability to help others and achieve long term results.Mrs S. G.
For more information please see 'Experience' below - and my website: WWW.Grahamscounselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
My first experience in counselling was as a Senior College Welfare Officer in which role student counselling played a very significant part - upon leaving this role I as given the following testimonial:
"During his 13 years with us Graham continued to impress all those with whom he worked and became well respected by students and staff alike. Reputations are not easily won but Graham’s was deserved. He displayed total professionalism whether lecturing or counselling. Among his attributes I would list his competence in all he undertakes, his communication flair, dedication, loyalty and initiative. We are poorer for his departure, his enthusiasm and his gifts." Dr. J. B
Later, in 1997 I broadened my experience by taking a course with the Dorset Drugs and Alcohol Advisory Service and since 2003 I have been counselling in private practice. The most common issues with which I have worked include relationships (romantic and professional), low self-esteem, self-criticism, guilt, depression, people pleasing, perfectionism, anxiety and angry or reactional behaviour; also common are problems associated with lack of life purpose, spiritual identity and a weak sense of self. Prior to counselling, I have held a variety of posts including Head of Education at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Senior Lecturer in Landscape Design; Sales Manager; Marketing Manager; Garden Tour Leader - (UK, Madeira, Italy, France, and China)..... all of which have broadend my Life-Experience and enabled me to relate to people very well.
Higher National Dip Counselling (Distn);
Certificate NLP practitioner; Master Diploma NLP;
Certificate in Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy.
Diploma in Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Master Reiki Healer
Registered Member MBACP
Accredited Member GHR (Hypnotherapy Register)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (relevant for eco-therapy)
Nuffield Scholar (Landscape, Garden and Spiritual Symbolism across Mainland China)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feelings of guilt, shame, inner criticism, perfectionism, people pleasing, weak sense of self, poor sense of life purpose, lack of spiritual identity.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Fees: £55 per hour
I am passionate about the benefits of counselling, psychotherapy and relationship life-coaching and I try to make them as affordable as possible. The fee includes detailed 'handout' materials which explain the counselling process step by step and cover the nature of thoughts, feelings and behaviour and their impact upon ourselves and our relationships. The handouts are the result of many years of experience and everyone finds them extremely helpful not only during the counselling process itself but also as a source of ongoing reference material.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available weekdays and evenings (not weekends).
Types of client