- Phone number
- 07923 425820
- Flexible hours available
Covid-19 updated statement: 28.07.21
I offer face-to-face counselling in a Covid-secure environment. Alongside other measures and protocols, counselling is offered in a large, well-ventilated room in a professionally-managed clinical setting. Whilst risk cannot be eliminated entirely, I believe that the steps I, (and the clinic), have taken, allow us to work as safely as possible in current circumstances.
Local and national advisory guidelines/regulations are regularly reviewed to ensure compliance and our mutual safety.
Do contact me if you would like to discuss.
About me and my therapy practice
Specialising in men’s mental health, I offer brief and long-term face-to-face counselling for individual adults. I have particular interest and experience in working therapeutically with clients struggling with 'quarter-life' (millennial), mid-life and retirement issues.
If you're finding it difficult to cope with changes in your life, anxiety, depression, loss or relationship issues then making contact by telephone, text or email is the first step to exploring how counselling might help you to change your life.
As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that when offered a conducive therapeutic environment, you will begin to be able to think differently about the way you feel about yourself, the way you behave and ultimately the sense of meaning and fulfilment you find in your life.
If you choose to work with me as your counsellor, I’ll sit with you in your turmoil, in your fear, in your hopes and in your dreams. I won’t tell you what to do. I won’t even claim to have the answers. But I will be by your side as together we explore and seek resolution to the issues that led you to seek help.
Alongside my private counselling work, I spent five years with a city centre charity in Liverpool. The role gave me a broad experience of working with 18-80 year old clients with diverse counselling needs.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I had a varied career including labouring on a farm, managing my own business and volunteering in criminal justice/rehab settings. I bring 'whole-of-life experience' to my work with clients but the focus of my attention will always be on understanding you and your experiences.
I hold an MA in Counselling and regularly attend professional training, seminars and workshops to stay up-to-date with latest ways of working with clients’ needs. In particular, I have undertaken training with Pink Therapy and Gendered Intelligence to help me in my work with clients who find it difficult to reconcile their gender and sexuality with societal expectations.
At my discreet consulting room on Pensby Road in Heswall, I will offer you a confidential space where your worries and feelings can be listened to and explored without judgment. Whilst I normally charge £45 per session, concessionary rates will be considered.
Private parking is available.
My first session
When you first make contact with me I will suggest we start the process by talking on the telephone for 15 or 20 minutes so that we can 'meet' each other. If you then decide to make an appointment, I'll ask you to consider how we might formulate a working contract so that we both know what to expect of each other.
At your first session we will discuss further how we might work together. I will not ask you to commit to a fixed number of sessions and how many you choose to attend is entirely up to you. But making sure that you feel comfortable with me as your counsellor is vital. You might not be sure straight away but after two or three sessions though, you will probably sense whether my approach is going to be effective for you personally.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work