Rob is a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based at our Cheltenham consulting room. He has extensive experience working with clients with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues and is a professional member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). He offers effective short and long term therapy to our clients, whether individuals or couples; Rob works in accord with BACP’s ‘Good Practice’ resource guides and their ‘Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions’ (which covers numerous issues of ethical working such as transparency of practice and protection of client confidentiality).
Rob aims to provide a space in which clients feel held, safe and properly supported so they have the confidence to explore and work through their problems and overcome any anxieties and feelings of vulnerability they may have. He’s very warm, caring, empathetic, creative and insightful and makes extensive use of metaphors, drawing upon a wide variety of therapeutic ideas and principles to increase a client’s self-awareness, self-esteem, and sense of personal autonomy. Rob always keeps the client at the very centre of the therapeutic process, and thereby enables them to be true to themselves. For further information regarding Rob’s approach to counselling visit www.effectivecounsellingsolutions.com.
Testimonials from past clients:
“Dear Rob. Working with you has been an amazing life journey for me. It has been a pleasure to share my work with you. I thank you for all your encouragement you have given me….you have given me the gift of your expertise in counselling.” [62 year old Male]
“Rob, I can’t thank you enough for all your support and guidance. I have been so blessed to have had you as my Counsellor.” [48 year old Female]
“Thank you for everything you’ve done with N, all the things you’ve helped her with. It’s amazing to see the difference from last year to this. You’ve helped N confront her worrying, her self-confidence and many other things, including her self-worth, which I am so grateful for, first as her friend, then boyfriend and now fiancé…..N will continue to hold onto the lessons she has learnt with you over the last year, even in your absence. I’ve only heard good things about you and I know N will miss her time with you. Thank you.” [Fiancé of 19 year old Female]
“Thank you. My journey may not be finished but I am certainly equipped to fight dragons. I am still a drama queen but at least I am not hiding behind a mask. Thank you for helping me. Forever grateful. S” [33 year old Female]
“Therapy’s been a nice security net to have. Even if I’m having a particularly troubled or hard time I know that all I have to do is just make it through till Monday and then I can come here and you can refocus my thinking slightly and sort of make everything better without having an influence on things. So to lose your help and perspective on things will be hard as it’s something that I’ve not actually been able to get anywhere else. Whereas I may be able to get a friendly listening ear and I might speak to people who care a great deal it doesn’t mean they’ve got a lot of sense to offer back. So I suppose it’s the quality of what you have to give me – that’s something I’m going to miss.” [40 year old Female]
“It’s been hugely beneficial to be able to vent but in a controlled and focused way and work through what that all means. It’s been liberating and it’s been great, it really has and we really appreciate what you’ve been able to do with us and we’d have loved to be able to have seen some more of you but that’s not possible right now. Our only concern is that when we do go back to counselling, as we’ve got use to you and we like how you work with us, how would we do that and find that again [with someone else]. We’ve really related to you. It’s been really good. Thank you for everything.” [Married couple comprising 39 year old Male and 42 year old female]
“We have now finished our journey together. I am at the top of my mountain looking out at a whole new world for me to explore. I just need the courage to take that leap, to be that eagle, to fly, to feel the wind carrying me across the seas, the land, to feel totally free.” [36 year old Female]