7 Woodbine Farm Business Centre
If you are a man or boy struggling with despair, anxiety or depression, I can help. Taking that first step can be scary — it was for me — so if you'd like to see what I'm like here's an introductory video
I can see you face-to-face in Truro or over Skype.
Why boys and men?
We all need a helping hand from time to time, but boys and men are in crisis. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45. Why? We don't talk enough. Often men can't articulate their needs and feel they must be tough, provide for their families and yet, increasingly, must disown their "toxic" masculinity. This is a recipe for disaster, bad for fathers, sons, and women too.
I was inspired to train as a psychotherapist through my own journey of healing after a breakdown in my late 20s, brought on by the pressures of work, estranged fatherhood and unresolved childhood issues. The healing came as I learnt more about myself and what was driving my unhealthy behaviour, and this route of healing through self-exploration is my guiding principle because I know it works.
How it works
Learning to be vulnerable and understand our own needs is a great strength but it's a skill that has yet to be learned by many men and boys. I'm a person centred counsellor which means I focus on establishing a strong relationship with you so you can do this important work and make changes on your own terms. My goal is to provide the right conditions for you to develop self awareness. It's a safe space where you won't be judged and it's confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (qualified summer 2018). 180+ clinical hours.
Counsellor at Simply Counselling, Plymouth (Jan 2017 - current)
Listener at Samaritans, the international suicide helpline (2014 - 2017)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
30 minute consultation - free
50 minute session (Skye or face-to-face) - £40
Payment by cash or transfer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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