It can be challenging when feeling stuck or in crisis to take the first step and ask for help, but once that step has been taken a journey of positive growth with new potential can begin.
I believe that, with the right support, a difficult situation or crisis holds the potential to become an opportunity - which can lead to a positive, if not exciting, journey of self-understanding and discovery.
I believe, and have experienced countless times in my work as a counsellor over two decades, that no matter how insurmountable problems might seem at a moment in time, counselling can affect a shift in self-understanding and perspective that helps us regain a sense of control and freedom in situations which initially seemed overwhelming.
I warmly invite you to get in touch to discuss your situation which I will respond to with sensitivity and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 1999 at Edinburgh University and am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have over 30 years of in-depth experience of supporting, enabling and empowering young people and adults through challenge, enabling a positive process of self-discovery, increased self-awareness, confidence, agency and personal growth.
My clients come from a vast variety of backgrounds, including people experiencing homelessness, parents and sons/daughters with difficult relationships, single parent families, people with a criminal record, young adults struggling to make the transition to university, people facing life threatening illnesses and many more.
I am married and am the father of two teenage sons.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest and ability in helping parents and their children (teenagers and young adults ) to overcome conflict and build healthy and strong relationships, and in empowering teenagers to become independent, well-balanced and confident young adults.
I believe there is a lack of positive role models in particular for adolescent boys & young men in our society. As a strong and positive role model I have the ability to guide boys & young men through complicated times, enabling them to develop confidence, a positive male identity and to find their place in society.
An initial one hour consultation is £45.
Beyond this each session will be £65.00.
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client