- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I founded Palms Counselling and Personal Development as I wanted to provide a down-to-earth, no-nonsense counselling service for blokes; whatever your background, history and life circumstances happens to be.
I’m probably not your stereotypical therapist – in that I’ve spent most of my working life so far on building sites, and in my down time I'm interested in strength athletics and martial arts. But it’s these kinds of things (as well as many others) that make me the person that I am; and it’s important for you to know a bit about me if you’re going to trust me enough to share about yourself.
I’m professionally trained as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor. What this basically means is that I have been trained in a variety of approaches to counselling, where the model that best suits you can be used. As we are all so unique as individuals, I don't believe there can be a 'one-size-fits-all' approach to counselling; so I find it beneficial to tailor my counselling approach to each individual I'm working with to best meet their needs.
I believe that we can all greatly benefit from taking time to work on our mental health - whether that be working through some challenging life 'stuff' that has come our way, or taking focused time to plan and grow in our professional or personal life.
I can provide down-to-earth, practical counselling for men.
My work is underpinned by a Person-centred, Humanistic approach; using aspects of Solution Focused Therapy, CBT and Coaching to assist my clients in developing positive, sustainable change for their future.
Services I offer are:
Face-to-face - I am currently suspending this service due to current guidelines concerning Covid-19.
Online - via Zoom.
Medium and long-term support, depending on client preference.
Monthly personal development and/or preventative coaching/ mentoring.
Walk & Talk - subject to current guidelines concerning Covid-19.
Some concessionary rates available for trainee counsellors and other certain situations. For more details please email me.
My first session
I offer a reduced rate introductory session.
This gives you the chance to meet me, and we can talk about your reasons for looking at counselling and what you hope to get out of it. Then you should also have a better idea of whether I am the right counsellor for you.
In my experience, counselling is most beneficial when there is a good relational rapport; and so this session gives the opportunity to test the waters with me and see whether working with me would be a good fit.
Before continuing to work together, we will also agree upon a Therapeutic Contract that sets out the plan for our work together; which basically helps us know what to expect moving forward and helps ensure we're on the same page.
What I can help with
Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited