Life can feel overwhelming at times and it can be hard to find the way forward. It might be that anxiety is stopping you from enjoying life, relationships are problematic, you’re not thriving at work, or you often feel low, dissatisfied or stuck in your life.
It takes courage to face up to what’s holding you back, but by exploring your difficulties alongside someone who is non-judgemental, warm and fully attuned to you, you can unlock the door to a happier, more fulfilling future.
Therapeutic Counselling with Steve
The relationship between us is a vital ingredient of the work, and my focus is always to provide a supportive, empathetic and trusting space in which you feel truly heard and safe to talk openly about personal issues. Through this authentic connection, self-acceptance, change and growth become achievable.
My integrative approach is informed by a number of therapeutic models: humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT, attachment, relational, mindfulness and existential. I believe this allows me to be flexible and alive to the needs and expectations of each unique individual I’m with, rather than having a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Most importantly, I will be fully present and engaged with you throughout the process.
Some of the potential benefits of engaging in therapy include;
- Improved personal relationships
- Increased self-esteem and emotional well-being
- A deeper understanding of yourself
- An enhanced capacity to enjoy a fulfilling life
- Clarity around personal choices and professional goals
Therapy can be short term or open-ended depending on your needs, and we can discuss this along the way.
I was inspired to train as a therapist after receiving invaluable help at a difficult stage of my life. Through injury I was confronted with having to give up my life as a professional musician, something which seemed unimaginable to me. Working with a counsellor gave me the opportunity to explore what was really going on in my life, to understand self-defeating unconscious patterns in my behaviour, find acceptance, make changes and start living again. What had felt devastating and limiting became my springboard for growth and a much more fulfilling life.
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship difficulties
- Career issues
- Depression and low-mood
- Addiction/addictive behaviours
- Loss, illness and life changes
- Lack of purpose/dissatisfaction with life
Some of the areas I work with include
For performers/creative artists
Having spent many years as a professional musician, I also have a special interest in working with performers and creative artists, with an understanding that working in The Arts comes with its own unique set of challenges.
Psychotherapy Qualifications and Training
I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am qualified in the following:
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling, CPCAB
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling, CPCAB
- Certificate of Proficiency BACP
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling BACP
I also hold a BA Hons in English Literature with Social Sciences and a Teacher’s Diploma (LTCL) from Trinity College of Music.
My learning is ongoing, as I continually work to develop and deepen my knowledge and experience through further professional training.
I have worked as a counsellor for a number of agencies and charities. Currently, alongside my private practice, I work as a bereavement counsellor, helping people who are coming to terms with grief and loss.
I offer a free initial twenty minute phone call or Zoom meeting, in which we can discuss what you’re looking for, as well as giving you an opportunity to ask any questions about how the process might work. If you feel happy to proceed, we can then arrange a first session together.
£75 for a 50-minute session.
Therapy sessions at City Therapy Space: