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.
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.
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.
Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions for more information including details on costs. If you have any questions or would like to explore how we could work together then please give me a call 07970 905954. I look forward to working with you.
At this moment in time I am unable to offer any face to face counselling. However, I can offer alternative options which are Telephone counselling or on-line Video call counselling.
Online Counselling is just like having face-to-face counselling, except you talk to me online using a secure video link (similar to Skype or FaceTime).
I am aware that the current situation will be causing anxiety and distress and being able to talk through your worries and fears with a trained counsellor could really help.
I use Zoom to provide the Video Counselling. I use Zoom because:
– it’s available to users with lower bandwidths
-it meets a very high standard of confidentiality and data security
-it’s free and easy to use
Please do give me a call if you would like to find out more or to book a session.
Once you’ve booked a session I’ll email you the details of your on-line meeting with a link to access your session.
(If you have never used Zoom before then it would be useful to download the App from the App Store ahead of the appointment time.)
At the time of your appointment, just click the link in the email and you’ll be connected to a video call with me.
Zoom will not collect your personal information and sessions are not recorded. Video calls take place using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to ensure they remain confidential.
I have very much enjoyed the sessions I have had with you and I have learnt a lot.... [Read More]
Our relationship was in a precarious place and I felt there was little to be positive about. We spent 9 sessions with Rob who we found to be understanding, respectful and warmhearted... [Read More]
When I decided to look for a Counsellor I researched many and was drawn to Rob by his testimonials. Having never done this before, I visited Rob with apprehension.... [Read More]
I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for your help and care.... [Read More]
I Just wanted to let you know that after seeing you I signed up for an online diploma.... [Read More]
I am just sending you a short note to say thank you so much for helping me recover from long term depression.Your help and guidance during the eleven sessions has literally changed my life ... [Read More]
Visiting Rob for counselling has helped me with my gambling problem. I found him easy to talk to and very reassuring. [Read More]
Hi Rob, Thanks for all your help.... [Read More]
Hi Rob you have helped me immensely and I feel empowered to make the plans I need and want to... [Read More]
Just a note to say thank you again for all you have done for me during our sessions this year.... [Read More]
Rob, I am so eternally grateful for all your help, your advice is invaluable... [Read More]
Many thanks for your counselling it opened my eyes to things I wasn't aware of. [Read More]
Thank you very much for the help you have given me, I am now looking at all aspects of my life with a much more positive outlook and am eager to see my full potential. [Read More]
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]