There are times in all of our lives when it can be difficult to see a way through the challenges we face. Learning more about yourself and the person you would like to become, whilst gaining understanding in how you relate to others (and visa versa) can be a hugely empowering process.
It is a brave decision to bring yourself to see a counsellor and I am aware of the challenge this can often be. I believe my role as a counsellor and therapist is to provide a safe and supportive environment through which you might better understand the difficulties you are facing, how you feel, and how you can move forward in areas of your life where you are overwhelmed.
Qualifications & Experience
I am a qualified Integrative Therapist, trained to provide a range a therapeutic approaches to ensure you are heard and the right support is offered. These approaches include (though not limited to) Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I aim to work in an accepting and compassionate way. Amongst other areas I can help with stress and anxiety, OCD, anger management, bereavement, depression, loss, post-traumatic stress, shame, identity issues, self esteem, relationships and work related issues.
I have over 15 years experience of working and supporting individuals and families through a range of complex challenges. I have worked both as a practitioner and manager across a number of services supporting parents, young people, victims of crime (including domestic violence and assault), and a charity supporting children who have been trafficked and exploited.
The challenges individuals face can often feel insurmountable. I have experienced how working in a collaborative and supportive environment can enable people to adapt and make the changes they want to see.
What to expect
As your therapist you can expect me to listen, understand your needs, and be non-judgemental as we explore the difficulties that you are facing. I work within the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for good practice. With the unique interests and needs of my clients in mind, I maintain my professional competence through continuous personal development and work ethically within my practice. Depending on your own needs, I am able to offer short-term, time limited or open-ended therapy. I have personally experienced the positive impact of the counselling process and practice in a way that is accessible to all – recognising the differences, unique qualities and gifts we all have. It is a real privilege to provide direct counselling and therapeutic support to those in need.
Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy – Accredited through the IACP (Irish Association Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Registered Member BACP (British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy)
7 customer reviews
Had some online sessions with Phil via Zoom. Covid 19 has really impacted me and my family. Feel a lot better, calmer, and will continue to see him. Recommend giving him a call.
I went to Sojourn in Yeadon as Phil had supported a friend of mine. I was suffering with anxiety and though I still have my days I feel so much better! Phil was brilliant.
Made to feel very comfortable. First time seeing a counsellor after a difficult few months. No hesitation in recommending Phil.
Phil is a great listener and I can recommend highly.
Excellent. No hesitation in recommending! Thank you Phil
Phil has been incredible and I can highly recommend using him.
After my first session with Phil I knew he would be able to help through a very difficult time. I was feeling very anxious, relationship going downhill, and had been suffering with my mental (and physical) health for several months. I am now in a MUCH better place. Thank you Phil. More...