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Gary Napier - The Gap Counselling

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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My vision is to support men and women who are 'stuck' in their current pain, to find a hope and a purpose, by helping them to move forward, within 90 days or less.

Online Counselling Services:

Anger Management
Relationships
Grief
Addiction

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16 May 2022

Relationship and Marriage Counselling

Couple’s counselling with Gary was a game changer!
His listening skills, analysis and advice for our situation has enabled us to create an environment of respect and understanding for each other and gain insight into some of our behavioural patterns allowing us to reach a deeper understand of ourselves as a couple and as individuals. Gary provides a safe place to explore different issues and has helped us to break some of the negative patterns that have had a destructive effect on our relationships. I HIGHLY recommend Gary’s services to anyone that needs some support either as a couple or one to one. More...

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16 April 2022

Therapist

Gary been helping my child for 9months now and I really see progress in him still loads of work to do but the improvements was visible since the first month is more happy and looks forwards to talk to Gary they created a amazing relationship thank Gary for all the help

19 March 2022

If I am honest I was sceptical about online couple counselling working but it was actually brilliant. We were able to say things on screen that would have been harder face to face.
Gary was brilliant. Insightful and kind whilst being challenging when appropriate. Would 100% recommend.
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11 February 2022

I had been in a relationship with my current partner for four years, which was proving to be very turbulent due to issues such as his depression, his extremely difficult divorce, house sale and non-cooperative daughter, all of which I was helping with. In 2019 I felt that I had done everything I could do to be supporting and loving but couldn’t see a way to rescue our relationship which is when I met Gary Napier.

I had never experienced counselling, and had always been of the opinion that you work things out yourself with the help of friends. However, I had reached the end of the road so, as a last resort, I turned to Gary. It was the best decision I ever made.

Gary has a wealth of experience, is compassionate, understanding, non-judgemental with a great sense of humour. His ability to make sense of endless, unstructured information and turn it into something constructive and positive was outstanding. I found it very difficult to share my innermost thoughts and fears but Gary did not judge, he listened and put me at ease. During our sessions he taught me how to cope with different situations, something I like to call a toolbox.

The result is, that two years later, my partner and I have moved forward in a positive manner. Naturally, challenges arise, as with any partnership, but the tools are there for ever to be called upon as and when necessary.

Thank you, Gary – from both of us
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10 February 2022

Very professional and good listener. I benefited a lot from my sessions

10 February 2022

The counselling sessions with Gary definitely improved our relationship. We were newlyweds experiencing issues and employed Gary to help us with communication and supply us with the tools needed to get us back on right track.

Together we explored a variety of topics and he really helped and guided us to understanding how to move forward positively.

The advice we received was valuable, impartial and the counselling was well worth the sessions as we are both now in a better place!
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29 December 2021

Gary is an absolute legend and half!

I started seeing Gary back in 2020 and I have seen him into 2021.

Since day one we got on like a house on fire. He creates this great space for you to say whatever you want. He is so calm with whatever the subject may be!

Great guy great times with him!

If you see this man's, profile your in the right place!
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3 December 2021

Counselling

My partner and I began speaking to Gary due to relationship issues we were having. Gary made us feel comfortable and was very easy to talk and open up to. We’ve had several sessions with him and he has been a massive help. He has helped us grow as individuals and as a couple. We would highly recommend him! More...

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24 November 2021

Counselling

If you’ve got this far, I’m proud of you!
Do not hesitate to contact Gary.

Gary conducts himself with such professionalism and made me feel incredibly comfortable from the moment we first spoke. He has such a kind heart and more importantly a genuine interest in coaching and guiding you through your journey.

Gary is easy to talk to, asks the right questions and is a fantastic listener.

He helped me see things from alternative perspectives and really enabled us both to dive deep into my problems and work through them together with his expert guidance.

I will honestly feel always indebted to Gary but I have to say I am so pleased I reached out.
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12 November 2021

Counselling

From the first time I spoke to Gary I knew I would be able to work with him. He is kind, attentive and non-judgemental. He has a very calming manner about him, and is always professional in his approach. His sessions are very much led by the needs of the client with just the right amount of challenge and direction. He is very perceptive and skilled in the way he communicates his observations. I always looked forward to my sessions, they gave me lots to think about and I still feel their positive impact. Having seen a number of counsellors over the years, Gary is without a doubt the best. I can't recommend him highly enough. More...

29 October 2021

Recommended by a friend, I was made to feel comfortable by Gary from the off. I’ve had several sessions over some months with him and every one has been equally worth while. Talking and learning from him has given me a greater motivation for my own future. I’m naturally a listener but being able to have my say and unload has really enabled me to be on the path to finding myself. He had and has given me every encouragement throughout the process. I’m proud I am gaining confidence and strongly urge others like me to talk. I hope his naturally warm, positive energy can uplift you too. More...

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21 October 2021

Counselling

Gary is an awesome therapist. He always gives you the opportunity to lead the session instead of dictating what he thinks you need to talk about. He is very thorough in his approach with his main goal being for clients to be free in every area of their life. He is nonjudgmental and is a very good active listener. He is prompt and will let you know in advance if any changes need to be made to the schedule. I recommend Gary if you want to get your monies worth and great results at the same time! More...

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30 September 2021

Counselling

I initially started talking with Gary due to relationship issues which eventually resulted in a breakup. I have previously had counselling before but nothing compares to the sessions that i have had this far.

First and foremost, Gary is punctual and has been committed to every session.

Gary is extremely skilled in what he does. He has the ability to listen, reaffirm what has been said, asks appropriate questions all whilst putting you, the client back in the driving seat to take control. He has empowered me and helped to develop my sense of confidence through reflection of the past, and looking to the future.

His skills are secondary to none. I have recommended him to friends and would highly recommend him to others

Thank you Gary
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26 September 2021

First-class conciler took the time to understand our give us goals to achieve from a person who would be reluctant to discuss problems to an outsider definitely consider this man

15 September 2021

Gary made me feel completely at ease from our first session. I was in complete despair and could not understand why my relationship had broken down and my family lost. But Gary has helped me understand and couched me through dealing with my situation. In which I am getting stronger everyday dealing with problems better each week. I would highly recommend Gary and am very thankful as he has helped me through the toughest time of my life. More...

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31 August 2021

Counselling

I was experiencing isolation, fear, emotional distress and rejection in our marriage. My husband was prone to angry outbursts, moodiness and depression, and I couldn’t talk to him. He became too defensive and aggressive. It was a struggle for years to find the root cause for this behaviour- latent grief- and to rebuild our relationship. Gary was our solution. I was close to ending the marriage entirely, as we had a baby son, and my confidence, health and well-being was affected. We have finally turned a corner and begun relating like best friends again. It’s still a work in progress so we see Gary regularly, but it is a godsend and very necessary. My husband is a typical man- he doesn’t do ‘feelings’, and he hates talking about himself. But Gary has a way of reaching him, and intuitively communicating with great respect and clarity. My husband loves his work now too, and is a different man because of his influence. Thank you Gary. More...

24 August 2021

I was a bit nervous at first to start the counselling sessions. However, I quickly grew to love them. Gary always have me amazing advice, that already allowed me to tackle problems that were weighing me down, from the beginning. I felt like I was talking to a friend that gave out the best advice and told me when I was right and when I was wrong. I feel like I have learnt and grown so much already and that is thanks to all the help and support that Gary gave. More...

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21 August 2021

Therapist

I honestly can’t thank Gary enough for helping me with me anxiety. I finally feel that I’m not consumed by it and am finally enjoying life how I should be. I could not recommend Gary enough, he has changed my life for the better! More...

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22 July 2021

Relationship and Marriage Counselling

Our marriage has massively developed in a positive way. By being able to speak to Gary who remains impartial but also kindly guides us has helped us.

If anyone needs help or even has any concerns they want help to address. Gary is definitely the guy! If you have any doubts within 10 minutes of speaking to him your doubts will disappear.

He has been helpful with recognising each persons room to grow and we even ended up having individual sessions which helped us individually and together.

We would not be who we are as individuals and as a married couple without Gary’s help. He will always be the first person and only person that we would recommend.

Thank you once again Gary!
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5 July 2021

I started working with Gary primarily due to my struggle with communication and anger. I lived in a very negative headspace, allowing past regrets hold me back and didn’t know who I was or what I wanted to be.

Having first worked on communication, we then went through anger management and life coaching and I now understand what true freedom is. I now see the importance of healthy communication. I now see that I don’t have to play any roles in life. I can be myself. 100% authentic.

It is hard work and it requires you to be really honest with yourself but the results are genuinely life changing. I now have an excitement for the future. I now know who I am and what I want from life and crucially, Gary has helped me to gain the tools to move forward confidently. He has helped me to drop the baggage I’ve been carrying and embrace a life of freedom.

I highly recommend anybody looking for counselling and such services contact Gary Napier.
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21 June 2021

Gary has a friendly relaxing manner about him. He listens and talk to you, (not over you). You feel like you can say just about anything to him. I didn’t want someone who was just going to sit there and say nothing for an hour, or just agree with everything I said. I needed an objective 3rd party to give me some grounded advice. Gary helped me find me again. Helped me find my strength and self worth, (I’m on the right path now). I was wary about going to a councillor, but I feel it was the best move I have made in years, I now wish I had not waited so long. But now I realised it was obviously the right time with the right person. I have recommended Gary to someone else, and would feel comfortable to suggest his counselling services to others. More...

2 June 2021

I have tried councilling before, and it felt impersonal and like talking to a stranger. Gary has a way of making me feel comfortable and relaxed that sometimes I forget it's a session, I always leave feeling mentally lighter and more empowered to tackle the things I feel are weighing me down. He is patient and reassuring so I don't feel judged by anything I may say so it makes it easier to be open and honest.
He is really good at remembering the details, things that I may have felt were not important and encourages me to evaluate my reactions and emotions. So that I'm growing in self awareness and getting better at handling those hard situations myself with the tools learned in our sessions.
I have and would defiantly recommend Gary.
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3 May 2021

Working with Gary was a great experience. Although I was aware that Gary would have been supporting many other clients, Gary made me feel very secure and that I was the top priority in our sessions.

His individualised care enabled me to
Be open and honest regarding my issues from the onset. I felt very comfortable sharing deep thoughts with him and he gave me the autonomy to also work through my own feelings with his support. He questioned my thoughts and enabled me to start my journey in “the new me”

I highly recommend Gary to any one struggling with anything, he has a great calm nature and good sense of humour which also helped to e courage honesty whilst also being able to laugh and enjoy the session which at times could be mentally challenging.

Well done Gary, forever greatful.
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21 April 2021

Counselling

Our teenage son has been having sessions with Gary for the past 4 weeks now and we are so delighted with his progress. He's like a different Kid!

Gary is so kind, compassionate, understanding and relatable - he is just the best! I was worried that our son may reject the sessions but he really looks forward to them!

If you are looking for a counsellor don't hesitate to get in touch with Gary, he has worked wonders with our lad in such a short space of time and we are so grateful we found him!
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9 April 2021

Counselling

After suffering from PTSD for years I finally sought help. Gary is amazing, insightful and very skilled. He helped me break down my barriers and worries, my life has been turned around both socially and professionally and more importantly I can go out cycling again without any fears, it feels like I have a new life. Thank you.

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29 March 2021

Relationship and Marriage Counselling

Gary is a skillful and empathic professional, who helped us to focus on what matters most in our relationship. He was able to help us see that what we thought were disagreements over each other's expectations were really about our fears and insecurities. My relationship with my wife is vastly improving. We now communicate more openly and provide each other with tangible and actionable assurance over any fears we may have in our marriage. More...

28 March 2021

Amazing listener, helped me to see things differently. Helped to work through issues in my marriage. Thanks Gary...

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20 March 2021

Relationship and Marriage Counselling

While doing our research for “the right” counsellor, me and my partner came across Gary s profile.. Gary’s a very nice person, he put us at ease as soon as we started the first session. He listened carefully, and helped us to deal with our inner struggles, as a couple and as individuals. He gave us insights in order to help us open our minds to each other’s visions of things, and gave us the “tools” for a satisfying and healthy relationship. What we ll do with these “tools” it ll only depends on us, but after 1month and a half, we re definitely in a better place. So, long story short, If you’re looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, kind, patient and non judging counsellor, Gary s the right one. Highly recommended!!! More...

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17 March 2021

Therapist

Gary is an amazing guy. Ive been working with him for 4 weeks now and every week im looking forward to my session, even though i. Dont have a problem or a question every time. The reason i love working with Gary is, his listening skills and his positive character. He allows you to open and share your thoughts, and then guides you on a self discovery without telling you what you should or shouldn’t br doing. On my first session he helped me a lot with my father relationship and now its stronger than ever before. If you are looking for a consultant who will truly understand and care for your well being , then Gary is you guy. Thanks 🙏 a million and talk to you tomorrow
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16 March 2021

Gary has been amazing very easy to talk to , I was very sceptical about counselling and really thought I would find no change, I was very wrong ! ! he has been a great help and comes highly recommended. More...

16 March 2021

Gary has been absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for some help and assistance.

Gary is a Genuine, knowledgeable, and fantastic listener. He was a really calm and and helpful influence on myself and I would 100% endorse Gary if you are looking for some help and assistance in counselling. More...

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20 February 2021

Counselling

Please note, I don't share this rating lightly.
However, my experience of working with Gary has been both constructive & a pleasure, making this decision straight forward.
Gary is an honest and approachable counsellor, with comprehensive skills that most people will benefit from.
Quite simply, I recommend Gary without any reservations.
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20 February 2021

Relationship and Marriage Counselling

I began working with Gary a few months ago after the breakdown of a relationship. He has great insight which has been invaluable in helping me navigate my way through a very difficult time. His expert counselling and coaching has allowed me not only to heal emotionally but also to grow in confidence in many other areas of my life. The sessions were conducted via zoom, which meant they were convenient and comfortable.
I'd highly recommend speaking to Gary if you're struggling with relationship issues, or if you are in need of some direction in life.
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15 February 2021

Counselling

Working with Gary has been really easy. Really puts you at ease. I have felt confident in him to be able to really open up and work on some really difficult issues. He is companionate but also moves you forward. He sets home work which really helps. If you do not manage to complete all of it he does not make you feel under pressure. I would definitely recommend him and would use him again in the future if need be. More...

12 February 2021

I see Gary as a life saver. He has really transformed who I am for the better and I couldn’t be more thankful. Gary is always smiling and always leaves our sessions on a positive. He has gone above and beyond what my expectations were for a counsellor and it really shows that Gary truly cares for what he does. I think he is an exceptional person and I truly value everything he says. I have nothing but amazing things to say. More...

11 February 2021

My husband and I had disconnected and we needed the tools and a safe space to be honest about how we feel. Speaking with Gary was the best thing we could do for our marriage . Gary is so calm , friendly and asks the right questions that helps you to truly dig deep into your feelings . My husband and I can see the changes in how we communicate and we are finally able to put the past in the past and focus on the future . I highly recommend Gary to anyone . If anything happens to occur again , Gary will be our first choice .
Thank you so much
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11 February 2021

Counselling

Gary has been amazing to say the least. He has, in a short space of time really helped me. Gary has always been professional, on time and never missed an opportunity to engage with me, even allowing for last minute requests of mine. Thank you Gary.

8 February 2021

Highly recomended for couples counseling - helped talk through and identify root issues. As well as what is important to us both.

8 February 2021

I was a little sceptical at first as I’ve had few counsellors via the NHS that I did not find helpful at all. I’m so happy I took the leap to reach out to Gary. He is a great listener, very understanding, patient and does not rush you at all. I’ve had 4 sessions so far, and I feel 100% safe to speak to him about anything I need to address. For the first time in my life, I finally feel like I’m getting somewhere. I have had so many realisations after each call and my partner has also noticed a big change in me already. I feel really positive about the process. Thank you so much for everything so far. More...

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8 February 2021

Counselling

We have been struggling with our marriage for a long time, when we joined bark and seek couple counselling from Gary Napier, our relationship gets better and better, we have less arguments, even less anger towards each other, He's a amazing counselor, he actually listens to what we have to say, and then guide us accordingly, we have done many excersics with him that has helped us in understanding our relationship so much better and to move forward.
I highly recommend him, in only few sessions you'll see the difference yourself.
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3 February 2021

Counselling

Amazing.. couldn't of picked anyone better.. one of the best decisions we've made as a couple.. he is very understanding, feels safe to talk to and gets deep into the root of the problem and then gives u positive feedback and homework. We (as a couple) have come very far in the space of a month and feel like Gary helped to get us there so we are forever grateful. More...

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25 January 2021

Counselling

Gary is likeable, relatable and someone I felt comfortable opening up too.

21 January 2021

I had known for a very long time that the vast majority of my problems in life stemmed from my anger and resentment. Gary has helped me to see the internal mechanics of how my anger has controlled me, and how to find other ways of dealing with my stronger emotions. He has also worked with my wife and I collectively on our relationship, with impartiality and poise. He has a warm and endearing manner that truly make you feel comfortable to be both strong and vulnerable. I can’t recommend Gary highly enough. He has genuinely had a huge impact on my life. More...