11 Everest Avenue
20 Upper Maudlin Street
Do you feel stuck or isolated?
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Counselling is an opportunity for you to learn more about yourself and feel better about life's challenges. This might include overwhelming life changes or an accumulation of smaller factors that are holding you back. Regardless, great benefit can be gained from discussing them with a professional counsellor. I can offer you that opportunity whether you have, for example, low self-esteem, feel socially anxious or suffer from depression. I have experience helping people manage bereavement, relationship difficulties, general sadness, addictions and family issues, amongst many others. I provide safe, confidential and supportive counselling sessions.
As counsellor and client, we are equals. As such we can approach and challenge your concerns together. This 'person-centred' mindset will form the basis of the work we do together. I also incorporate other techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), creative approaches or transactional analysis. For example, if words are failing you or you are a visual person we can work with a sand tray or writing exercises. Please have a look at this page on my website for more information:
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with the BACP and hold a full, clean DBS certificate. I have years of relevant experience, both professionally and personally. My style of counselling suits a wide range of clients but I have a particular interest in working with social anxiety and addictions.
My background and life experiences are highly varied. I was born in Wellington, New Zealand. As such, my logo and business name were inspired by the Māori people. More presently I am a husband, father and step father. As such, I am well acquainted with the challenges of a busy family and also single-parenting.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
I charge £35 for a 50 minute session.
In our first session, we will discuss what it is that has brought you to me and what you would like to achieve from counselling. In this way we can plan for a number of sessions and subsequently regularly review our progress.
I ask that you pay for sessions at least 24 hours before the start time. In that way, you are in control and are not 'contracted in'.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My room in BS2 is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately the BS16 room is up 2 flights of stairs.
I offer sessions on most weekdays and also Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|