Do you need to talk and find a way
forward? Phone counselling offers a confidential and supportive space to do
just that. Whatever the problem, you don’t need to face it alone.
Perhaps you are wondering if telephone
counselling can be as effective as seeing a therapist in person: well, my
experience has shown that it can. This dates back to 2009, when I joined the
staff of a national helpline. Prior to that, all my counselling work had been
face-to-face, for instance with the NHS and with a bereavement charity.
However, on the helpline I learned to fine-tune my listening to ensure that
people got the most from phone sessions. One of the things I discovered is that
talking on the telephone with a skilled phone counsellor really helps the
speaker to focus, and to get to the heart of things.
In 2011 I set up my own private practice in
Bristol and as part of the work I began supporting English speakers in France,
which I have enjoyed doing ever since.
My main approach is Person-centred. What
this means is that I provide an especially warm, understanding and honest
counselling relationship where even difficult or painful subjects can be
explored in safety, and new horizons can then open up. I completed a
Postgraduate Diploma in this kind of therapy at the University of Strathclyde in
Glasgow, from 2005 to 2007. Sometimes I also draw on other counselling
approaches where I feel it would be useful - so sessions can be tailored to
individual needs. My professional membership is with the British Association
for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); I adhere to their Ethical Framework
and have been an Accredited member since 2009.
Following his set of sessions, one of my
previous clients commented, “My mental health has taken a quantum leap
forward. I like being me!”
I offer a free initial 30 minute phone
consultation for anyone who would like this. Further information is available
on my website, which is shown above.
You are very welcome to get in touch using
the email and phone details at the top of the page.