I politely ask you to please read through the whole of my profile before inviting me to contact you.
I much prefer to meet potential new clients for a 'connection session' - free of charge - so that we can get to know one another, for me to see what's going on with you, and how I can be of service to you. This initial free chat is online via Zoom and generally lasts thirty-minutes to one-hour.
I'm particularly interested in transforming clients at the core - the more profoundly people make a shift - the fewer problems they have and the more they thrive rather than struggle. Isn't that what we're all looking for - thriving not struggling? After all, who wants to spend their life coping with their issues? And here's a fundamental truth...when you feel better - you 'do' better - across the board, no matter what's going on with you.
But I'll be upfront and honest here - I'm not an accountability coach or therapist. I won't be phoning or emailing you to ensure you've met your goals. In fact, We wouldn't be setting goals, working out an action plan or using techniques to 'fix' you. Why not? Because I don't believe that's what people need.
I only reply to those on Bark who message me with a little more detail because the 'tick-boxes' within Bark don't provide enough information to assess whether we're a good match.
If you could please message/email me with brief answers to the following.
What's going on with you?
What have you done so far to alleviate your problem, and why hasn't it worked?
And a little more about yourself too would be great.
The cost of responding to you via the Bark system is £6-£15. If I think we're a good match, I will always reply quickly. If you haven't heard from me, you can assume I've decided we're not a great match.
You may notice it looks as though I've not hired many clients via the Bark system. And that's because I take client confidentiality seriously. I don't want Bark, or anyone else for that matter, to know who I have and who I have not hired - so I don't update that part of the system. I hope that makes sense to you.
21 customer reviews
I first started working with Phil in August 20 as I had a lot of things to get off my chest. I wasnt able to deal with what was going on in my day to day life and so I reached out for help/guidance.
Phil responded very quickly to my enquiry and within a couple of days, we had the initial online consultation.
Straight away Phil made me feel calm and at ease as I had never had Proffesional therapy before so was very anxious.
Within the first consultation, I knew I felt comfortable expressing what was going in my world and 5-6 sessions later, I felt as good as new again.
Phil was very much able to boil down on the fundamentals I had going on and help me see and understand things in a different light.
I genuinely found my journey with Phil extremely interesting, fun and I cannot thank him enough! I feel great and am so much more at peace without all the anxiety and stress etc!
I cannot recommend Phil enough. More...
Thanks to Phil for his prompt and caring response. He is now greatly helping my partner who is having a hard time at the moment. Many thanks Phil.
Phil is an amazing guy.
He helped me immensely in a calm and professional way.
I would highly recommend having a chat with Phil. His calmness and wonderful words have made such a tremendous impact on me. I look forward to our sessions and feel lucky that we were able to connect. More...
Phil was absolutely brilliant and I really resonated with his approach! I made some big mindset shifts in just a few sessions and my outlook and perspective is now changed so much for the better, I can’t recommend him any higher 🙏
I am so grateful that I found Phil. I actually feel at a loss for the correct words to describe how Phil has helped me. I feel such a weight lifted from my shoulders since the sessions I've had with Phil.
It's difficult to describe with words the impact that it's had on my life ... I'm still the same person but I feel healthier Mentally--I don't think I've ever felt so clear headed in my life. Phil was able to help me uncover the truth about my feelings within only 2 sessions. I always feel at ease, comfortable un-judged and understood during our chats. He helps me to find the words when I'm struggling to make sense of something.
I have never spoken with anyone in this professional type of format before meeting Phil -- and I was really scared to talk to somebody about private issues... But Phil made me feel comfortable and at ease every step of the way.
To anyone who is reading this and wondering whether or not to work with Phil - DO IT. He's amazing. I have already recommended him to several friends of mine.
Thank you Phil! More...
When I first contacted Phil, I was in a dark place and had been for some time. I had gone through months of counselling, could not be offered any more sessions and was feeling particularly vulnerable. I sent him an email and within an hour, he emailed back to arrange a "get to know one another" chat and believe me, this flew by. There was no pressure at the end of this chat to book a session with him and the chat was simply to see whether or not I felt like he was someone that I wanted to work with. Straight away, I knew that I wanted to book a session and I have never looked back. Phil is a heartwarming guy who can make you instantly feel at ease and he is so passionate about the work that he does. I have previously read comments on his page and I now get what people mean when they say that something just clicks and suddenly you have a whole new outlook on life. His sessions are so relaxed and we have laughed together and cried together, and I actually look forward to each upcoming session with him. If you are looking for someone to help you, he is likely to be your guy. Thanks to Phil, I have remembered how to appreciate and enjoy like and for that, I am thankful. More...
Phil is a great guy to work with. He’s very laid back and makes you feel at ease straightaway. I don’t know how he did it but something in me changed.
It’s like a huge heavy mantle has been lifted from my shoulders and I’m free of all the worries, pressures and stress I was struggling under and had been for years. I now look at life differently and everyday is an adventure! I awake in the morning looking forward to the day ahead instead of wanting to bury my head on the duvet.
I’m now enthusiastic about life and want to “Be the Best” I can be.
I thoroughly recommend Phil if you want to change your life!
Phil I Thankyou 😜 More...
Phil changed my whole angry outlook on life. Before seeing him life at home with my parents and teenage brother was awful and i was desperate to move out and be rid of my family.
A family member suggested i see him and i met him in london for a few hours to talk. Those hours changed my life. Phil made me feel comfortable enough to open up and talk and he never once criticised me but gave suggestions as to how i could manage my anger and was bold enough to hint that all the blame for how i was feeling was not everyone else's fault. I came home a different person and the positive affect it has had on the whole house has been amazing. For now i don't feel i need to see phil again but he will be the first person i will contact should i feel my anger is returning. Thank you Phil.
And just to add he has got a great sense of humour More...
I had a session with Phil when life was getting too much and work was overwhelming me (managing a care home. ) He helped me change my entire outlook to work and i learnt how to remain calm in the most stressful situation. Phil is more therapeutic than a bottle of red wine and his session was, in my view, worth every last penny as life has been considerably more relaxed since our virtual meeting. I don't feel i need to speak to Phil again for further sessions (and he never pushed for it unlike previous therapists) because i feel on track with my life BUT i will keep his number should i ever feel myself dipping again. HE IS BRILLIANT AND I CANT RECOMMEND HIM ENOUGH More...
Phil is for me the light at the end of the tunnel.
He is such an amazing person and professional!
I will be forever grateful for the patience he had and still has with me, for showing me the way from the darkness towards the light, never giving up on me even during the bumps we encounter in our sessions.
Phil reminds me that is always hope and is always a way to go “home”, that place where we are whole and complete, happiness In its rightful place.
Also the constant reminder that our thoughts are our biggest ally and is all up to us which place we choose to be in our life.
Many thanks Phil. More...
I had two sessions with Phil and it helped greatly. This was my first time reaching out to someone and I was feeling anxious and a little apprehensive but Phil put me at ease the moment he said hello. He is such a wonderful guide to speak with and I feel like I have made a friend for life. I highly recommend Phil 5 stars :) More...
Phil has honestly been exceptional. I have had 4 sessions with him and I can’t believe the outlook I now have compared to 4 weeks ago. Phil makes you see things in different ways. He is great to talk to and even better to listen too! So thankful I stumbled across his name. Thank you Phil :) More...
If you read a few of these reviews you might see words to the effect “It’s hard to put into words what Phil has done for me”. I find myself in the same position as these other reviewers - and entirely happy to be here. Simply put, Phil’s approach is about simplifying things and about helping people to find their own personal truth. To go further in description is impossible, as what he offers is much deeper - yet still totally accessible - just not easily described. I was all about complexifying things and quite enjoyed getting mixed up in difficult theories (which were usually not applicable to me at all) so it took me a little while to ‘get it’ but then it dawned on me and I’m so happy it did. Beyond the fact that Phil is a genuinely gentle, caring person, his unusual and very interesting real life experience adds an extra dimension to his understanding and empathy. I can’t recommend him enough. More...
My partner asked me if I would see someone as we were having some issues, I agreed but was somewhat sceptical, my partner found Phil online and we made contact. The first stage was to meet up for a coffee and a chat, a connection meeting as Phil calls it, after which he agreed to work with me. Our first session we met face to face, he asked me what I wanted to get out of our time together and then we chatted about where change comes from, what is thought, truths, principals and life in general and before I knew it, an hour and a half had elapsed. Phil then said to me wow we've spent all this time talking and we have not even mentioned the issue I went to him with. I left our meeting and returned home and somehow I felt lighter, happier and the world seemed a much better place. Our next two sessions were online due to the lockdown but continued in much the same way, Phil never gave me any strategies to work on only recommended a video to watch. By the end of our third session the door was wide open and I had come home, my time spent with Phil has not only saved my relationship but has lifted a massive weight off my shoulders, given me a spring in my step and as I have already said, the world seems a much better place. This has also been noticed by both my partner and work colleagues. Phil is genuinely interested in you as a person and helping you resolve whatever issue you go to him with, and will not prolong the number of sessions just for the sake of the money, he truly gets pleasure from seeing people like me who think they are broken, realise that they had just become lost and have found their way home. I would say that I do not personally know anyone that would not benefit from spending time with Phil. More...
Phil changed my life! Before meeting Phil I really struggled with anxiety. Now I am such a stronger person with such a positive outlook on life! Phil always made me feel at ease and we always had a laugh! Get in contact with Phil you won’t regret it! More...
Marie Atallah (on behalf of my son Joe)
Phil was not available for my assignment but despite that and despite not receiving any money he was extremely helpful and supportive and I know next time I will definitely go straight back to him and hope he is available.
Well...what can I say! Without echoing the other reviews of Phil, which I completely agree with whole heartedly! My experience over the last month has been a life changer for me! I was SO nervous of reaching out to anyone, let alone a life coach. Phil caught my attention and so I made the big decision to book THAT meeting. It turned out to be one of the best decisions Ive ever made. Not only is Phil a true professional but he is also such an understanding and thoughtful guy, who just gets it! He made me feel totally at ease and made me feel free to talk unconditionally!....After speaking with Phil, he completely made me see and think things in a whole different way..and I am now back on track! Superstar 6 ⭐️ More...
Well, the words will not do a justice to describe the work that Phil does, as they will fall miserably short.
However as they are the tools I am given to operate here, the words below comes up for me;
Ease, trust, connection, awareness, acceptance, support, introspection, genuine warmth, equality, teamwork, responsibility, leadership, personal power, enjoying just being, letting go, inviting, possibility, change, relativism, positivity, knowing, acting on, perseverance, hope, recognising stability, bringing transformation, living, embracing and celebrating...
The list goes on. I guess, once we are able change our position and our perception - though we will pulled back- we can never go back to the same place. So what we are left with is life full of wonders and us - slowly and slowly learning not to get in the way but- to join in.
Thank you Phil, for showing another way, in your gentle and modest manner. More...
An afternoon with Phil left me rather speechless which is not something I say all the time. Our four hours whizzed by on a sunny afternoon in St.
James Park. My honest truth is that before meeting Phil my head was full of unhappy thoughts and questions about life and some of the personal relationships I’ve experienced which have gone sour. My fear was that my own unhappiness is driving people away and I’ve not been able to meet that special person in my life.
The more I tried to resolve my own issues, the more I felt trapped within them. Phil lightly pointed my mind in a very different direction and within the few hours together I feel like I learned how to accept those thoughts in my head and not negate them but then also to know that those thoughts and fears would not be there for long.
We are all born happy and content. I walked away after four hours feeling like a new person and since then every day has brought something newer, fresher, more alive than I have felt for a long time.
Phil doesn’t churn out a lot of old clichés or come out at you with positive thinking. Instead, his technique is both easy and vivid.
I would recommend Phil to anyone who is looking for some answers in life and I have already shared his details with others because many of nearest and dearest have noticed a change in me for the better. More...
A couch for a meeting, a friend for a lifetime! The line between professional and personal is so thin you don't realise how quick you are confident enough to open yourself to the power or knowing. Highly recommend!