I'm a qualified counsellor who helps people improve their life.
I focus on personal growth.
And I help people make their outward life better.
I take a multidisciplinary approach. I am broadly educated and experienced in counselling and psychotherapy. I used to teach philosophy at university, and I help people to understand themselves through that deeper lens. And I follow research in the field of positive psychology (which focuses on strengths, values, and flourishing) and apply that through the discipline of personal coaching. I do all of this under the umbrella of counselling.
I take a strengths rather than a deficit approach:
I focus on your strengths, your values, your deeper desires - on what is good and strong about you - and help you use that to overcome your challenges and create a better life.
This is for people who are doing badly and want to do well, and people who are doing well but want to do much better. Whether you need to look inward, and change your mindset or grow emotionally, or whether you need guidance to create practical changes in your life, I can help.
Follow me on Facebook and Youtube for daily videos (well, reflective rambles based on my work) and other resources. And see below for my eBook.
Please note that there is a difference between what I do as a counsellor, versus what clinical psychologists and psychiatrists do. They work with disorders, offering assessments and treatments and providing risk management. I do none of that, rather I am a personal growth professional, trained to use counselling and coaching to help people face their challenges and flourish. So for example I see plenty of people who want to work on demotivation, despair, fear and so on in their lives, and I help them cultivate their insight, mindset, emotional strengths, and way of being in the world to turn things around. If they also need psychiatric, psychological, or allied health assessment and treatment, then I advise them to seek that elsewhere, even while continuing their personal growth work with me.