I believe we are born to grow – not just physically, but for our whole selves to develop into our potential. Things happen in life – past events or current circumstances – that affect us and seem to get in the way of us moving on with our lives.
By drawing on different theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, I offer gentle ways of working with these things so they are no longer such large obstacles. I like to call it ‘tilling the earth to prepare the ground for green shoots of new growth’.
Whether you are looking for shorter term counselling or longer term psychotherapy (or perhaps you’re not sure!), come along and meet me for a free introductory chat about how I can support you on your journey.
Feedback from recent clients include:
“One of the most productive experiences I’ve had. I can’t thank you enough.”
N from Torquay
“Justin provided a very safe, nurturing space in which I could explore my current situation and historic issues”
C from Paignton
“I really appreciated your approach to me as a person.”
A from Torquay
"Justin is a very approachable therapist."
"Justin made me feel comfortable immediately and helped me make steps forward each week."
R from Teignmouth
"A safe space was provided."
"I felt very at ease and able to develop a relationship with Justin, something I struggled to achieve with other therapists."
C from Torquay
"I feel a lot better now and feel more positive about my future."
D from Brixham
“Justin’s approach is always caring and kind and full of grace.”
L from Torquay
“Always professional but also kind and gentle…exactly the approach I needed”
“Following my sessions I feel stronger, more resilient and positive about the future”
C from Paignton
“Most helpful was your continuous goodwill and caring relationship.”
S from Torquay
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for over 25 years in the caring professions, mainly developing support services in the charity sector. This includes starting and overseeing a counselling service of over 50 counsellors.
My formal studies have resulted in:
- BSc (Hons) degree
- Certificate in Counselling
- Fundamentals of Psychosynthesis
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Post qualifying Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Post graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
In addition, my continuing professional development training has covered topics such as:
- Working online
- Sand tray therapy
- Loss and significant change
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £35 for a one hour session.
I reserve a limited number of sessions at a reduced fee for people on means tested benefits.
Here’s the jargon-y bit for people who are interested and for students of counselling / psychotherapy: I am an integrative therapist – more influenced by person centred, psychosynthesis, and focusing oriented psychotherapy than other theoretical approaches.
I operate from my permanent therapy premises in Torquay.
If you would like to meet me in my premises for a free, no obligation, introductory session, please call me or email to arrange a convenient time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|