Counselling / Psychotherapy in Gloucester, Stroud and Cheltenham / Stress Management in Gloucestershire
Welcome to my website.
Perhaps you are having a casual browse or you may be looking for some counselling / psychotherapy / stress management in Gloucester, Stroud or Cheltenham.
Either way I welcome you and hope I can be of some help.
There may be times when something is troubling you, but you are unable to think or work things through on your own.
I can provide a professional and safe environment in which you can speak openly and confidentially about whatever is on your mind.
I am trained to listen to you in a way that can help you recognise the source of your present difficulties, which may be rooted in the past. This process can offer the possibility of long lasting change.
My Approach to TherapyI would like to think that at the heart of my Gloucestershire practice is what Carl Rogers referred to as the ability of the counsellor to treat each individual with "unconditional positive regard". This phrase has helped me appreciate the importance of the uniqueness and individuality of each person and mould my therapeutic approach to each person's individual needs. ONE SIZE does not fit all. My main theoretical framework is psychodynamic and I draw from a number of sources within psychodynamic parameters in my clinical practice. I am also experienced enough to work with people in solution focused therapy over a short period of time when that is more appropriate. Whatever approach I adopt I will endeavor to treat you with gentleness, sensitivity and respect.
InvitationThe writer and Theologian Leo Joseph Suenens once wrote "I can't change the direction of the wind but I can alter the tilt of my sails". The therapeutic journey centres so much on exploring what is within our power to change and what is beyond our power to change, and the painful (and sometimes relief filled) reality of moving towards acceptance.
I know very well that it is never easy to ask for help of this kind. You do not have to be alone in all of this. I have worked very closely with people in various capacities over the last 25 years. I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and have been established in private practice in Gloucester, Stroud and Cheltenham over the last twelve years.
My training and experience allows me to work competently in open-ended and short-term therapy. I am a professional member of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC), BPC Registered (British Psychoanalytic Council), UKCP Registered (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), and an Accredited counsellor with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and follow the BPC code of ethics. I'm here to understand and help, not to judge.
Clinical SupervisionI also offer Professional Clinical Supervision to Counsellors, Trainee Counsellors and Care Organisations.
LocationI have three consulting rooms in Gloucestershire:
Central Gloucester GL1, Central Stroud GL5, and Central Cheltenham GL53. All locations are very private and 2/3 minutes walk from the centre.
Telephone CounsellingA specified number of sessions over the phone can be arranged for those who, for whatever reason, are unable to travel to one of my consulting rooms.
On-Line CounsellingArrangements are under way for the provision of On-Line counselling. Please get in touch if this this way of working appeals to you.
Private Counselling Line: 01452 542177 and 07775780524.
I have much experience in working with the following issues:
Work Related Stress, Anger Management, Bereavement, Relationship Problems including Same Sex Partnerships, Depression, Anxiety, Culture Difference, Minority Groups, Sexual Identity Issues, Spirituality, Anxiety around Retirement and other major Life Changes, Change of Work Direction, and Dependency Issues / Addictions. I offer an extensive on site counselling service to companies and organisations / Bespoke Service