Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed or overburdened and struggle to see a way forward. If you are looking at this website, you have taken the first step towards finding support at a difficult time. I hope you find the information here helpful, but if you have a specific question about the nature of counselling please do not hesitate to call.Learn More
The therapeutic relationship is a key factor in the success of counselling, and it is important to find the right counsellor for you. The relationship is based on trust, respect, care and autonomy. If you choose to work with me, we will take time at our first meeting to understand your expectation of the process and establish how we will work, review progress and reach an ending.Learn More
If you feel ready to take the first step towards coming to terms with where you find yourself, please use the contact page to get in touch. I can call you to discuss the next step and you can decide if you would like to meet for a counselling session.Learn More
You may have many questions about how counselling might support you. Here are some of the most frequently asked ones. If you have any other queries please feel free to call for more information.Learn More
There are many reasons for seeking counselling, here are some of the areas I have experience working with; or you may prefer to call to discuss your needs. "Instead of having one way of working you would find a way that best suits the client in order to get the best out of the session" - a clientLearn More
I'm known to most people as Charlie and have been employed as a full-time counsellor since 2014; working with adults and children, both one to one and facilitating therapeutic groups. Prior to this I spent over ten years working for the Youth Offending Service, in the field of conflict resolution, behaviour change programmes and parenting support; all of which required a strong, supportive working relationship with clients.
Along side my work within organisations, I also have a private practice offering counselling support for a range of issues. I work with clients both face to face and online, using Zoom. This is a confidential encrypted app that is free to use and easy to download, should this be your preferred option I am happy to help you get set up to use this for our appointments.
My aim is to offer you a warm and welcoming space, in which you can explore your concerns, discover a deeper understanding of yourself, and a renewed sense of self worth. This in turn builds confidence as you move forward.
Experience and training
I graduated with a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2014 and have worked as a full-time counsellor ever since.
My approach is Person Centred, following the model of Carl Rogers, This approach puts significant emphasis on the trusting non-judgemental relationship between client and therapist.
I also have knowledge and experience of using other therapeutic models, such as CBT and Transactional Analysis, where appropriate for my client.
Other specialised training includes:
Foundation Diploma in Facilitation of Group AnalyticTherapy
Dip. In Grief and Bereavement Theory
OU Introduction to Death, Dying and Grief
OU Certificate in Attachment and Early Childhood
Training in working with families experiencing childhood bereavement – Winston’s Wish
Training in Drawing and Talking – A Jungian approach to art therapy
Gestalt Group Therapeutic Process
OCN certificate in Counselling OnlineI am happy to recommend alternative specialist practitioners or organisations where appropriate.