Counsellor & Hypnotherapist
I am a qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist.
I offer a number of effective ‘person centered’ and integrative therapies using a range of different counselling methods.
Having previously lived in Bristol for over 30 years I recently moved to Dursley in Gloucestershire with my wife Gill.
Following 37 years in a different career I made a decision to retrain as a counsellor as I had cause to experience first hand the difference effective counselling can make to a person. I wanted to be part of a valuable and fulfilling profession.
I can currently offer client sessions at the following therapy rooms:-
1) The Old Rectory Clinic, High Street, Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire, BS37 9UQ
2) Calcot Manor, Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8YJ
Seeking help through counselling can be a difficult (but courageous) step to take but the rewards can far outweigh the initial fears or concerns. I offer a safe and confidential setting in which you can become aware of self limiting thought and behaviour patterns. You may not be aware of the things that have been holding you back and preventing you from reaching your full potential in life. Successful counselling (as I found) can make a transformational difference to your life.
Just want to THANK YOU so so much for everything you have taught us, for helping us through such a difficult blip in our marriage, for making us both realise our faults and strengths and giving me especially a better way to cope and deal with the difficult days. [Read More]
FJ & NJ
I have been meaning to contact you for a while & I do apologise for the delay in writing this message to you. I wanted to keep you updated with my progress. Firstly I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart....the six sessions I had with you have changed my life. [Read More]
Rob is an excellent and extraordinary counsellor. His patience and guidance is second to none, and I have really enjoyed working with him to achieve my aims and goals. [Read More]
I came to Rob after a sustained period of unhappiness in my life. I was new to counselling but from the outset we worked towards clear goals, established together. He helped me to understand a state of mind I had been struggling to comprehend on my own. Throughout the process he was attentive, sincere and impartial. [Read More]
Many thanks Rob. I had never sought professional help before, so that first contact was a real leap of faith. The fact that I could speak openly with you about heartfelt issues is testament to the trust I have in you, and I am so glad that I plucked up the courage to take that first vital step. [Read More]
Rob is extremely gifted at what he does. He has a very rare skill of getting to the heart of the issues that put distance between couples whilst still remaining impartial. [Read More]
I was struggling after the death of my father as my grief was impacting on everyday life, so I knew I needed help. I plucked up the courage to call Rob and as soon as I heard his wonderful calm voice I knew I had made the right decision. [Read More]
Rob has been great.
I realised my problems and knew I had to take actions, that’s when I got in touch with Rob. Initially I didn't think that talking through issues with someone would make me any better. However after working with Rob for many months [Read More]
Thank you Rob for the 7 sessions we had together, with your calming manner you quickly helped me to open up and share with you the problems I was facing in my life. Together we explored some of the root causes of the current situation and you helped me to see things in context. [Read More]
I started counselling sessions wanting to experience more joy in my life and become more resilient to some particular life-challenges I had been struggling with. In the 7 sessions with Rob he always seemed to know and to quickly uncover what I needed to focus on. [Read More]
Rob has been a great help to me, with clear goals, non-judgemental, supportive, client-centred counselling. He offers the chance to unwind and offload, discover for yourself a way forward and deal with the problems that currently overwhelm you. He has been a Godsend, with a very special professional manner balancing the delicate issues with care and consideration. [Read More]
I am a male in my early thirties and have been working with Rob for the last year. It has made such a difference to my outlook and how I feel on a daily basis. When I first met Rob I was suffering emotionally and spiritually. I was possibly at one of the lowest points in my life. Over the course of about 7 months Rob helped me understand myself, address the key issues and regain control. I now feel an internal peace I hadn’t felt for many years. [Read More]
I have now learnt through counselling and hypnotherapy many new coping strategies and mechanisms when dealing with stressful or hurtful situations. I now feel much more in control of my emotions whereas prior to he sessions I had no control of these. My relationship with my husband has gone from strength to strength and prior to the sessions there were points I thought we would not pull through. [Read More]