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MSc MBACP, BPsS - Counsellor, Psychotherapist

About me

Government guidelines permit travelling to and visiting mental health providers during this lockdown. I offer a place with procedures to make your face-to-face vest safe. I also offer online sessions.

Hello, I am Robert and I am an experienced and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.

These times are difficult for everyone, but more so for some. Young people often find this epidemic particularly stressful. If you, or yours, are struggling with the current situation, talking to someone trained as a counsellor and psychologist may be helpful. Telephone or video consultations have helped many clients thus far. If you would like to have an initial session, without commitment, to see if you may get some benefit, please feel free to contact me.

What I Offer:
I can offer you a warm and empathic counselling approach, within a comfortable safe environment based in Cheltenham. I offer you a means of understanding yourself and finding solutions.

What I Believe
I am a strong believer that each of us ought to be the expert regarding our own thoughts, feelings, emotions and everyday processes. You may well have a strong sense of what you are currently struggling with, but you maybe cannot name or understand it right now. You know what it is that you do not want to feel or experience in your life anymore, but you maybe do not know how to go about making the necessary changes, or even where to begin. It is my fundamental belief that each of us has the potential to progress forward, to make positive changes and to gain a clearer perspective of ourselves and our lived. This goal is supported by the therapeutics relationship built and created between the counsellor and client. I will offer a safe, supportive, non-judgemental, professional approach that will value you as an individual.

How I Can Help, Have Helped
Sometimes, issues, events and situations from our past or present can stay with us and end up negatively impacting on our well-being today. Are you experiencing difficulties that are currently having an impact upon your relationships, job, happiness, well being and everyday life? I have helped adults survivors of childhood sexual and/or emotional abuse, individuals suffering form long and short term anxiety disorders and panic attacks, those struggling in relationships, sufferers from depression and hopelessness, victims of loss and individuals who struggle day to day coping

What's Important
It is important to have psychologically space without feeling judged, so that we can explore what it is that may be negatively impacting on our lives. My training and experience has taught me that I can help others by offering empathic, non-judgemental and non-directive approach. I will work with you at your pace and with the issues you feel comfortable sharing. I will support you by helping you to make sense of why you feel the way you do, and to discover what it could be that has triggered your current emotions, thoughts and feelings.

During these unsettling times, I want to assure you that if you need support but are unsure of going out, I have years of experience as an online counsellor, both through video conferencing and telephone. I am offering a 50% discount for those of you who have been affected economically by job termination or having your income cut. These days, more than ever, we need to maintain our mental health resilience. Feel free to contact me with any queries or concerns.

People I work with

I have worked with the in their teen to those in their 80's, of various backgrounds, cultures, race, religion, sexuality and beliefs.

“Nobody chooses to suffer mental injury or ill health. But I can honestly say that my life has been made richer for the time I spent with Robert in a way I don’t think I would have had had I chosen anyone else”.
G.S. Client

"I have been to many counsellors and can honestly say the Rob's approach stands apart in his honesty, acceptance and simplicity. I have found it to be a learning experience as well as life enhancing"

J.D. Client

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Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People

Masters of Science in Psychology (MSc) University of Gloucestershire- MBPS 2018
Masters of Science in Counselling (MSc) Client-cnetred; Psychotherapy, CBT University of Bristol-2013 MBACP

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (PG) University of Bristol-2012
Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine (DC) New York Chiropractic College-1986

Experience:Private Practise Counselling in Cheltenham 2012 - Present

Teens in Crisis, Volunteer Counsellor 2019 - Present                                                                 University Student Mentor for Clear Links 2017 - Present
Samaritan Volunteer 2014 -2017
NHS 2gether Trust Foundation Volunteer Counsellor, Cheltenham, Gloucester 2014-2015
Listen In Volunteer Counsellor Berkley Square, Bristol Volunteer Counsellor 2010-2011
Private Practise - New York, 1987-2007
Direct Care Provider - Fernald State School for Severe Multiple Disabilities Massachusetts 1978-1980

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience with healthy results in working with:

  • Adolescents (11+)
  • People with disabilities
  • Families of and adults with Moderate to High Functioning ASD:
  • Those suffering with CFS:
  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual, Physical of Mental Abuse
  • Longstanding Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder (video support offered), Panic Disorder and OCD
  • Supporting parents with children with anxiety

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Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Refugees

Additional information

Weekdays  £50

Weekday Evenings after  £55

Couples £60

When I work

Daytime, evening weekday and some weekend availability. Varying scheduling available for those with busy varying timetables. Please text or call with any questions or concerns 07590 416170

Further information


I will be completely honest. direct and open with you at all times. I think I am very flexible on how we work together and welcome input. I believe that no two people respond the same way to therapy.

If you have any queries or concerns about counselling, feel free to contact me

07590 416170

3 Isbourne House, Wolsey Terrace, Cheltenham, GL50 1TH

Cheltenham, Glos, GL52

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

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