Phil Turner | Accredited Professional Counsellor | Cheltenham | NCS

Phil Turner

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS21-02121

Location: Cheltenham

I work collaboratively and creatively to help clarify the changes you want and support progress towards them. The content and nature of my therapy is tailored to each individual, I seek to understand your situation, adopting ways of working and a pace to suit you.

As my clients get to know themselves better and challenge and change aspects of who they are, they most often speak of results in terms of having: the confidence to move forward, better relationships and more clarity about who they are and their direction in life.

Some people find the confidence they want in just a few sessions, often recovering a sense of their 'old self'. For long standing issues and more lasting change an open ended arrangement is more suitable.

My counselling works for people who are experiencing emotional pain of any sort. However it is particularly useful for those:
-Whose experience includes a loss of direction, purpose and zest for life.
-Who realise that something has to change on the inside before it can change on the outside.
-Who, despite their fears, have the courage to enter unknown territory in order to find a new way.

Prior to becoming a qualified counsellor in 2007 I worked in business, management and as a certified management consultant.

You may contact me without obligation and in confidence.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    In 2004 I commenced training for a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling.

    In 2005 I commenced work as a voluntary counsellor with a community counselling service.

    I qualified in 2007. Since then I have worked, as a volunteer and as a part-time telephone counsellor with an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). I have worked exclusively in private practice since 2012.

    In 2008 I co-founded Cotswold Talking Therapies, an organisation that provides services to the public and to therapists in the Cotswold area.

    In 2013 I was awarded accreditation for counselling/psychotherapy by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

    In 2014 I was awarded a Diploma in Integrative Supervision. I offer private supervision to individuals, groups and organisations and I have developed a special interest in supporting colleagues through BACP's accreditation process.

    In 2016 I set up the Accreditation Support Network.
  • What I can help with
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Spirituality
    • Trauma
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