Update January 2021 – During the current national lockdown I continue to offer a limited amount of face to face counselling to those who need it (in line with government guidelines/exemptions) while also offering remote options, and will discuss individual needs with each client. For further details, availability information and updates please visit my contact page
Welcome! If you’re looking for counselling this could be your first step towards getting qualified, proven, effective, professional help. Please take a look around the site and if you have anything that isn’t answered here, don’t hesistate to contact me.
My name is Rob, and I am a fully qualified professional counsellor/psychotherapist. I have a proven track record of helping people work through their problems and concerns. I offer a safe and confidential space to do this. My aim is to understand you, to listen to you without judgment, and use my skills to help you find a way forward with whatever problem or situation is causing you concern or suffering. Working with me can help you find a way through, and can help you to find new perspective and explore new ways of feeling and thinking.
I have experience of helping many people make positive changes to their lives, and the NHS approved assessment tool (CORE-OM) that I use demonstrates that my counselling/psychotherapy leads to reliable and measurable improvements to wellbeing, functioning, and resolution of problems/symptoms.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), which means I have met the strict standards required to be on the accredited register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
The therapy I offer is a way to address a wide range of problems and issues, and many clients find they only need brief counselling of 3-6 sessions to make significant positive changes in their lives. I am also happy to work on a more supportive, long term and open ended basis, which suits some people better. My aim is to help you resolve any problems or issues as quickly as is suitable for you and not to keep you coming back for more sessions than you need or want.
You may have arrived at this website to find out more about counselling, or to find a counsellor. Do look around the site and find out more information about what I offer as a therapist – if there is anything you are not sure about, or you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact me, read my Frequently Asked Questions or read more about counselling or about me. You may wish to read some of my articles on bereavement counselling, counselling for depression, or counselling for stress and anxiety.
I work from a dedicated counselling room in Manchester City Centre (Piccadilly, M1). I also offer email counselling by arrangement. My counselling room is upstairs, and is not accessible to people with some physical challenges, in such cases I will strive to make alternative arrangements (such as a home visit). Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Why not book an initial assessment to find out more about how counselling can help? It could be the first step to a more positive future.