Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth
and our freedom.
- Viktor Frankl
It can be challenging when feeling stuck or in crisis to take the first step and ask for help, but once that step has been taken a journey of positive growth with new potential can begin.
I believe that, with the right support, a difficult situation or crisis holds the potential to become an opportunity - which can lead to a positive, if not exciting, journey of self-understanding and discovery.
I believe, and have experienced countless times in my work as a counsellor over two decades, that no matter how insurmountable problems might seem at a moment in time, counselling can affect a shift in self-understanding and perspective that helps us regain a sense of control and freedom in situations which initially seemed overwhelming.
I warmly invite you to get in touch to discuss your situation which I will respond to with sensitivity and respect.
FINDING A WAY OUT OF CRISIS
I work with people with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, loss, relationship challenges or abuse.
Please contact me to discuss your specific situation.
PARENT & SON/DAUGHTER
I have a special interest and ability in helping parents and their children (teenagers and young adults ) to overcome conflict and build healthy and strong relationships, and in empowering teenagers to become independent, well-balanced and confident young adults.
I believe there is a lack of positive role models in particular for adolescent boys & young men in our society. As a strong and positive role model I have the ability to guide boys & young men through complicated times, enabling them to develop confidence, a positive male identity and to find their place in society.
PURPOSE & A NEW DIRECTION
In today's world it can be increasingly difficult to hold on to a sense of self, meaning and purpose, yet the quest for meaning is fundamentally human and also deeply personal. I can guide you on your personal quest and help you to identify a new sense of purpose and direction and the steps that need to be taken to manifest meaningful change in your life.
For people beyond the age of 50 I offer 3-week journeys in the Himalayas, combining adventure, personal development and discovery with philanthropy. These journeys are specifically designed to restore your zest for life, recharge your batteries and help you find a new sense of meaning, purpose and direction. If you would like to find out more go to:
I graduated as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 1999 at Edinburgh University and am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have over 30 years of in-depth experience of supporting, enabling and empowering young people and adults through challenge, enabling a positive process of self-discovery, increased self-awareness, confidence, agency and personal growth.
My clients come from a vast variety of backgrounds, including people experiencing homelessness, parents and sons/daughters with difficult relationships, single parent families, people with a criminal record, young adults struggling to make the transition to university, people facing life threatening illnesses and many more.
I am the father of two teenage sons.
After over 30 years of helping people through challenge or personal crisis, my approach is guided by my deep-rooted experience and intuition as much as by my training as a Person-Centred Counsellor.
I am passionate about helping people overcome difficulties, by transforming what is challenging into an opportunity for personal growth, and facilitating a positive transition and deep change.
My approach is non-authoritative, allowing you to take a lead in discussions, in which I gently guide the therapeutic process by being focussed on your potential, competence and the present moment and future (rather than the past). I see my role as a compassionate facilitator and I listen respectfully and carefully without judgment.
My focus is on enabling you to achieve your full potential by facilitating a process of self-discovery in which you eventually find and self-actualize solutions.
I work in a quiet and peaceful flat overlooking the Meadows.
Should you feel more comfortable in open spaces then walks together are also possible.
I also offer counselling via Skype.
An initial one hour consultation is £45.
Beyond this each session will be £65.00.
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