, Counsellor - Penzance
As a counsellor, I'm here to offer you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to explore your feelings, personal relationships, or simply to provide an opportunity to deepen your self-understanding.
I am fully insured, Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. In addition to being a qualified Person-Centred counsellor, I hold a degree in sociology and writing and am an experienced Cooperative Development Worker.
As well as working privately, I continue to provide counselling support through GamCare (Gambling Addiction) and Counselling for Social Change (providing support for people on benefits / low-incomes). I have recently ended a period of volunteering for Addaction (Drug & Alcohol recovery).
Beyond the counselling room, I am a father, musician and writer. I have worked and volunteered for environmental and social organisations for most of my adult life and am the founder of 'Counselling for Social Change' which ensures counselling is available to those on low incomes.
Background & Qualifications
Registered Member BACP (Accred)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
B.A. (Distinction) in Sociology & Writing - Monash University, Australia.
Working with Problem Gambling (Induction) - Certificate - GamCare
Solihull Parenting Approach (Foundation Course) - Certificate - Solihull NHS Care Trust/Addaction
Founder & Director - Counselling for Social Change
Member - British Association on the Person Centred Approach (BAPCA)
Member - Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, including:
► Relationship Issues
► Anxiety and Stress
► Self esteem
► Alcohol & Drug Dependency
► Personal development
► Life changes - including retirement, redundancy, illness
Approach to Therapy & How I Work
My counselling style is rooted in the Person-Centred Approach. I start with the belief that, with the right support, we all have the ability to move towards a more fulfilling and satisfying way of being and living our lives. In the Person-Centred Approach the counsellor trusts the client to find their own answers and direction.
As the counsellor, I am a fellow traveller on your journey, helping you to understand how you interact with the world, helping you develop a greater sense of self-awareness in a safe space.
The essential qualities needed to create this environment are empathy, acceptance and congruence. These core conditions, are at the heart of the Person Centred Approach.
Although my core training is in the Person-Centred Approach, I have an keen interest in other approaches, including mindfulness, ecotherapy and existentialism, which may be helpful for some people.
Therapies & Rates
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Counselling||In Person||£40 per 50 minutes|
|Counselling||Skype/Telephone||£40 per 50 minutes|
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