I've been working as a counsellor in Plymouth, Devon since the 1980's. I became a counsellor because I've been through quite a lot of difficult stuff myself. Having coping strategies to use when things get tough has saved me. Looking for solutions and not problems, is what helps me to thrive.
I use a range of therapies to suit the client (Motivational Interviewing, Transactional Analysis, CBT, Person Centred and Solution Focussed BRIEF therapy). I help clients reflect on and appraise their situation on a profound level, in the very first session and the effects can be powerful and enlightening. BRIEF therapy is a clean, direct and authentic understanding of self and the issues being dealt with. I help clients to quickly identify what their real needs are and the potential resources they could use to meet them. The real work goes on outside the counselling room. I may only see a client 3 or 4 times but these sessions are powerful and can be spread over many months.
The Counselling Zone is based in Falcon House, in Plympton. It's a clean, modern building - cool and importantly very calm.
I am a full Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy with an Accredited Certificate of Proficiency. Use ‘How I work’ and ‘How to book’ to guide you and help you make a start. This is how I change lives - one client at a time.