We all go through tough times. When you feel stuck, lost or in crisis, the supportive space of counselling can help you find a way forward.
Update, October 2020: Due to the current public health situation with Covid-19, I am offering online and telephone appointments, rather than face-to-face sessions.
I am a counsellor who especially enjoys working with people in the creative arts and industries and those wishing to develop their creative side. I provide these services for people based within the UK. For more details, please see the "Online and phone counselling" page of the website.
My style of counselling is rooted in the person-centred approach. This means I work on the principle that every human being has their own innate potential for growth and healing. My role is to help the person access that potential, so they can flourish and thrive. In particular, I focus on developing a counselling relationship which is warm, understanding and honest, and which respects the pace of the individual.
A second therapeutic method which I value and often use is Richard Schwartz's Internal Family Systems (IFS). This way of working offers a very safe and effective means of increasing a person's inner harmony and balance. As a result, clients often find that their relationships with others also improve. You can read more about IFS here.
As mentioned above, I always listen carefully to what my clients tell me about their creativity, and I do my best to foster and encourage this as a powerful source of wellbeing.
Finally, I draw on other ideas and theories in my work, depending what is required by the person and their circumstances. If you are looking for practical strategies, then I am happy to talk about this in a down-to-earth way.
What issues can counselling help with?
Counselling may help you cope with the following:
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all
What people say...
On completing his set of counselling sessions, one person said,
Another client commented,
For an informal chat about what you are looking for, why not telephone: +44 (0)7581 325846 or click here to email me?. Alternatively, you may find answers to some of your questions on the Contact & FAQ page of this website.