Gareth MBACP (Reg), MCPara

Availability:   Thursday Evenings

Mode:  Face to face, Online, Video, Telephone

Fees: £50 p/hour (£40 Reduced)      

Qualifications in detail

CPCAB L4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling

CPCAB L5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People


I am an integrative counsellor with experience of working with a diverse range of clients and issues.  Having previously worked within the NHS in primary and emergency care roles, I have been able to train to work with patients and colleagues presenting with a range of problems such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. I also have experience of working in an educational setting with young people and with Employee Assistance Programmes, working with companies and organisations for the welfare of their staff.  I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework.

What do I offer?

I offer the opportunity to work with your issues in a way that suits you; whether that be face to face, by phone, video or text.  I specialise in health and work issues as well as working with young people, but can offer counselling for a range of issues. 

Some of the issues I have experience of working with are:

  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Work and School Related Stress or Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Effects of Chronic and Terminal Illness
  • All types of Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Bullying and Self-Esteem
  • Men’s Issues
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Gender Issues


‘Try to realize it’s all within yourself, no-one else can make you change’ – George Harrison, 1967

For what it’s worth, I’ve been there; I know that point at which things get too much to cope with and I know that the opportunity to share my issues with someone who was able to listen without judgement or giving me their own opinion was invaluable.  

My main approach to counselling is person-centred which means that I will help you to find the answers that you’re looking for rather than sit and tell you what I think you need.  For me, we all have the power to heal physically, psychologically and spiritually, and the trigger for that healing lies within us, although sometimes we just need some help to find it. 

 Feedback from Clients:

  • ‘Very supportive and easy-going.  I find him very easy to talk to’
  • ‘A fantastic space in which to share and work through your thoughts and feelings’
  • ‘Really brilliant and really helped me’