Hi, I’m Craig and I am an individual counsellor and psychotherapist. I tend to focus on person-centred counselling but do use other counselling approaches such as solution focussed therapy if this is appropriate for you. The most important aspect of any therapy is the relationship between the two of us. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgemental space, whilst being honest and empathic.
I don’t see counselling as a job, I see it as a way of life and I enjoy working with individuals on the matters that are important to them, that are close to their heart. I have seen and experienced the difference that the therapeutic relationship make and I would encourage anybody to take the first step, when it feels ready to do so.
I have had years of experience working within the mental health and victim services sectors as well as counselling for agencies that offer bereavement support and drug & alcohol services. I currently also provide counselling for pre-trail victims of historical sexual abuse.
I have experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds and I feel I am on a good footing to reflect on equality and diversity and fear of difference. Typically, I work with individuals on issues such as stress, depression, relationship problems, trauma, anxiety and self confidence.
I will support you in exploring any issues that you choose, but during counselling I will not tell you what to do or how you should feel, I will not give you any advice however I may suggest things that may help you explore issues and tell you how I feel about the counselling process. I may mention the thoughts, feelings and patterns that I pick up from you as these
things can create a valuable insight into things when you feel confused or uncertain about what to consider first.