Hi, my name is Craig and I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor based primarily in Poulton-Le-Fylde (FY6), but also have a room in Blackpool (FY1) that I can work from. I work with both adults and young people.
My main counselling practice is Person Centred Therapy, which focusses more on how you feel, but I will draw on other modalities should I feel that these may benefit you.
The most important aspect of any therapy is the relationship between the two of us. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgemental space, whilst being honest and empathic.
I don’t see counselling as a job, I see it as a way of life and I enjoy working with individuals on the matters that are important to them, that are close to their heart. I have seen and experienced the difference that the therapeutic relationship can make and I would encourage anybody to take the first step, when it feels ready to do so.
I have had years of experience working within the mental health and victim services sectors, as well as counselling for agencies that offer bereavement support and drug & alcohol services. I currently also provide counselling for pre-trail victims of historical sexual abuse.
Typically, I work with individuals on issues such as stress, depression, relationship problems, trauma, anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, and self-confidence.
I am also a registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
So why choose counselling/psychotherapy?
Whether you have a specific problem to resolve, a deep-seated or complex emotional issue, or a general sense of dissatisfaction in life for no apparent reason, counselling and psychotherapy could help you find clarity, understanding and relief, as well as a way to realise your potential. Some may see therapy as a scary prospect, but don't be put off.
The pace of sessions is dictated by you; it can be thought of as a forum for venting some of life's frustrations or for resolving more fundamental emotional issues. It can deal with long term needs or simply day-to-day ones that require greater understanding.
What I offer
The counselling I provide can be both long and short term, with daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. I aim to offer an initial free consultation within a week of our first contact.
My rates are £30 per session (1 hour), but I aim to turn no one away because they cannot afford therapy. I also offer an initial free 30 minute consultation to have a general chat about your needs, to answer any questions, and to enable you to find out if I am the right counsellor for you.
Both places I work from are easy to find, offer parking, and are easily accessible.
On some occasions I can offer therapy in your home if you find it hard to get out.