Modern living can get pretty complicated, and most of us can suffer from periods of stress, anxiety or demoralisation from time to time. Are things getting on top of you at the moment? If so, do you feel the need to talk it through with a professional?
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who specialises in working with men. I can work with you face to face (if you live in Manchester), and over the telephone or online (wherever you live).
However we meet, you can be assured of a warm, accepting and confidential service where your individual circumstances matter. My aim is to help you reach your goals safely, efficiently and effectively.
I offer the following:
“I was suffering from stress following a change of job, this was significantly impacting my life. I had gone to another centre but the advice there was poor and seemed to just be following a standard answer rather than really digging into my issues. A friend recommended Phil and it was clear from day 1 that he actually cared and had a huge amount of knowledge and skill in the area of stress. I'm not 100% yet but certain I'm on the road to recovery. Phil has quite literally changed my life and stopped me falling into a bottomless pit I could not recommend him more highly.” John - Clerical Role
“The great thing about Phil is that he's practical. It's important to talk. But he also makes sure you actually do something to improve matters. I have seen a few counsellors over the years and he was the best.” AA - Media
“I came to see Phil because I was at the lowest point in my life and did not know where to turn. I was having major anxiety attacks, everyday life was a real effort and I could see no why out of my situation. I came to see Phil and he put me at ease straight away and made me feel like there was hope. I was able to open up to him straightaway, which was previously a major stumbling block for me in getting help. Phil was excellent at getting straight to the heart of my issues and worked out a programme with me. He helped me to face my demons and not put up safety barriers to avoid what was troubling me. I did not realise by hiding from the issues that I was not helping myself. I looked forward to my weekly sessions and chats as they were really helping me. I can honestly say without Phil I don’t think I would be where I am today. Phil thank you so much for giving me my life back.” Russell - Service Manager
“I would not hesitate to recommend Phil as a counsellor or for general support. I initially approached Phil to discuss stress and anxiety issues and how these were impacting my work, life and family. He has a relaxed and approachable manner but is able to back this up with a very detailed understanding of psychology. In the end, I was able to raise and address many issues and feel that Phil has given me the insight and tools to approach life differently and to manage that all important work-life balance.” Martin - Business Owner / Director
"Phil really helped me to overcome a difficult period for me. I was at the end of my tether and I didn't know who to turn to. Phil helped me to prioritise my problems and work on those that brought maximum impact. I liked Phil's flexible style that enabled us to work in different ways with different issues." Peter - Accounts Manager.