Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-08577
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives.
I have found a good counsellor-client relationship is core to successful counselling. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session for both sides, where we will also explore how best I could support you.
I will not claim to cure illness or erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through exploring different perspectives and developing new insights, enabling you to feel better about yourself and to live with purpose, despite the hardships you face.
If your goal is to live a more satisfying and fulfilling life, largely free from negative feelings, I can assist you.
As well as being a qualified counsellor to diploma level and a psychotherapist, I’m also a certified online and telephone counsellor, a bereavement volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Support and a listening volunteer for the Samaritans. My clients are adults, men and women (I particularly welcome older adults) who realise they need support in dealing with a broad range of life challenges such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, anger, loneliness, or work related stress.
I can see clients in-person in Exeter and Budleigh Salterton, subject to availability of spaces. I also offer online sessions via Zoom, or phone sessions for people in remote locations without a stable internet connection, who are not able to travel.
In summary, the way I approach counselling is person-centred, aiming to help you make the most of your life and improve relationships with others. Most importantly, I want you to take control of your own mental health and wellbeing.
- Qualifications & ExperienceAdvanced Professional Diploma in Counselling Theory and Therapeutic Practice
Certificate in Solution Focussed Therapy
Certificate in Existential Therapy
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Certificate in Counsellings Skills and Theory
Over the years I have worked in NHS primary care, counselling patients of GP surgeries in Somerset, regarding various issues, after being referred by their GP, and also staff of GP surgeries in an employee assistance program.
I have worked with Devon Mind doing short term therapy with people with mental health problems in Devon.
With Cruse Bereavement Support I have supported clients from Devon and Cornwall with a six-session model coping better with their grief.
The Margaret Jackson Centre in Exeter gave me the opportunity to do long term work with clients looking for emotional support with different presentations.
I am also a volunteer for the Samaritans, where I provide emotional support to anyone from all over the UK in emotional distress, including struggling to cope or at risk of suicide.
- What I can help with
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Bereavement / Loss
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Panic attacks
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Languages Spoken