If you are reading this, I expect you are probably suffering and worried – about yourself or your family or friends at this most difficult of times. Life was hard enough before Covid-19, right? Or maybe it was just fine, and now it feels like that’s been taken away. I want you to know that you’re not alone. I see you. I see your pain and fear and worry, I see your anxiety, your low mood, the things you try to keep hidden, behind the brave face. I see your hurt, your sense of loss, your concerns and your grief.  I see your stress and sense of injustice, I see the ache in your heart and the yearning for normality, I see the pain of the disconnection with your friends, family, partners, your loneliness and isolation (even if you are surrounded by people). I see your boredom and broken dreams, I see your struggle to survive, your frustations and your anger, your deep sense of loss. I see your worries about your job or business, your health, your money, your future and your concerns for your friends and family. I see the guilt when you find stolen moments of happiness or feel powerless to do anything to help. I see your sadness and heartache. You are not alone, however much it may seem that way right now. I see you.

It may help to read my article on the stages of grief and loss as they relate the the current situation.

As the Coronavirus/Covid-19 situation unfolds I am well aware that many people have many new problems to contend with and that we are collectively experiencing a huge shock to our ordinary ways of life.  I am trying to help as much as possible and while my face to face work has been impacted similar to many people, I am able to offer alternative means of contact.  I am especially experienced in text-based means of therapy such as writing therapy through email which may be helpful to those who are forced to self isolate in shared accommodation or who live in close proximity to family and cannot find an appropriate space to talk out loud but am also offering telephone and uk based telephone counselling where appropriate.

For my full response and information on how I am working through the Covid-19 situation, and further info on my online (telephone/video/email counselling) services 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.

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