There are many different reasons you might be considering counselling and often the first step is the most difficult in deciding whether to make an appointment. I can assure you will always be shown unconditional positive regard, congruence and empathy which are essential elements of therapy. If you are looking for help because of anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, bereavement or something else which is troubling you, please do make contact and together we can explore your problems and help you find the inner strength and resources you have to move forwards in confidence.
I am passionate about helping others and gained a great deal of valuable experience of life problems and challenges in a varied working life which included a career in the medical services of the Royal Navy, and the emergency services over many years and in the pastoral encounter of ministry. I believe that we all have the capacity to have good mental health and I feel privileged to help you promote that regardless of your age or gender, occupation, orientation, or where you are in life, and for this to take place in a confidential and safe environment.
People bring a wide variety of issues to therapy and I have listed some of the most commonly experienced issues here. This list does not cover everything though, so please contact me if you want to talk about something else and we can discuss it.
I have special interests in the areas of trauma in it’s various forms, bereavement and loss and working with the emergency services and armed forces.
Usually people feel relieved once they have made a start with Counselling, and often tell me at the end of their sessions that they wish they had spoken to someone sooner.