Feel better equipped to live your life
Working with the right therapist can greatly enhance and even transform your life, as well as provide you with emotional support. It will help you feel better, or at least differently, and you will develop awareness, understanding and a new (or renewed) capacity for meaningful and effective action. You will become a better version of yourself.
The right experience and expertise
to come to your help
I offer short, mid and long term work for therapy and personal development to young (from 16 years old) and adult individuals and couples from my private practice in Chelmsford (Essex) and/or online.
The success of my practice rests on very solid credentials. With over thirty years experience in the areas of human psychology, psychotherapy and personal development, a long term involvement in research, top academic and professional qualifications, and BACP accreditation, I provide a service which stands out by its quality, its professionalism and its effectiveness.
A psychotherapeutic & personal development service which stands out
Synopsis of what I offer :
A professional service based on exceptional credentials, with top qualifications (PhD), a long term involvement in research and over 20 years experience in private practice and various mental health organisations
Deep empathy and non-judgmental understanding rooted in personal experience of anxiety, depression and personal development which have given me insider knowledge and understanding
A safe, supportive and confidential environment where you can express all your thoughts and feelings
A warm, engaged and direct approach, with a level of interaction and challenge which is proportionate to your current needs and general disposition
A collaborative approach which involves dialogue and facilitation of your reflections
An in-depth exploration of your life circumstances and psychological life (your thoughts and emotions) to bring your awareness and understanding to a new level
The use of up to date and state-of-the-art theory and multi-disciplinary research to identify the root cause(s) of your issues and inform the therapeutic or life coaching process
Deep and extensive scientific, philosophical and spiritual knowledge which you will find invaluable to open up your horizons and explore new possibilities
A clear and revealing explanation of the roots of anxiety, depression, stress and other aspects of psychological life
A client-friendly theoretical toolkit which, helping you make sense of your psychology and that of others, will allow you to learn how to take care of yourself and support your growth in the long term
Support to turn your newly gained insights into practical and positive actions which will improve your mental state, your quality of life and your relationships
Practical tips and techniques to help you cope and function better in everyday life, and develop self-care strategies
Typically, individuals and couples who contact me are looking for a therapy which entails going beyond telling their story to an empathetic ear. Their aim is to get to the crux of their issues and identify their root cause. They wish to better understand themselves and their lives, as well as what they need to change and how. Also, they want to do so in the most effective and authentic manner, with a therapist who uses solid and valid theory which connects with their reality and is truly enlightening. Last, but not least, they want their newly gained insights to translate into practical and positive actions, and notice a greater ability to successfully deal with their issues in the context of their everyday life.
Therapy often provides a renewed basis for understanding oneself and many other crucial aspects of one’s life as an individual and a human being. Personal development then constitutes an important aspect of therapy.
Individuals who get in touch with me for life coaching are usually after a kind of understanding of themselves and life in general which goes beyond ready-made and fashionable notions of human psychology. They are after more performing tools than those provided by mainstream life-coaching, based on solid science and knowledge, and adequately suited to encourage real breakthroughs and support long term personal growth.
Some of the areas I can help you with
Existential questioning, socialisation issues, change or loss of identity, mid-life crisis
Abuse, received or perpetuated
Addiction (drugs, alcohol, porn, gaming, gambling, other)
Sexuality and/or gender issues
Social-cultural exclusion or isolation
Chronique fatigue & burnout
Severe or long term illness
Fear of death
Spiritual issues, Near-death experience (NDE)
Excessive worry, anxiety, depression, unhappiness, psychological distress & suffering
Sadness, grief, anger, guilt, frustration, hopelessness, fear
Low confidence, feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness, low self-esteem, self-loathing
A difficulty to find meaning and purpose
Life difficulties and challenges which are difficult to cope with, maybe overwhelming
An inability to sustain good and healthy relationships
A struggle to express and receive feelings, to make sense of them
Difficulties to communicate your thoughts and feelings
Wanting to know
Why you feel and think the way you do and how to change this
Yourself, your personality, who you are, your needs, the workings of human psychology
Where you are in life and where you are going
What you really value, what makes sense in/of your life
How to make your life more congruent with who you truly are
Your reason for being here, your journey as a human being
Physical and psychological suffering, yours and that of others
What is going on in your relationships, their dynamics
How to communicate thoughts and feelings more effectively
What former clients have said
“Working with Guy made a big impact on myself and my life. I achieved all of my personal objectives and more."
Male, early fifties, Businessman
“I did not see Guy for very long, but his therapy has had a lasting impact on me.”
Female, late thirties, Charity Worker
“I believe that the style Guy uses - in which he takes a more active part in the sessions -
is the key thing for which I found his counselling helpful and successful.”
Female, mid-thirties, Human Resource Manager
“Guy is a kind, spiritual man whose understanding of people, both the human mind and soul makes him distinctive.”
Female, early fifties, Company Director & HealthCare Professional
“Whenever I talk to someone who is considering counselling, I usually tell them the same thing.
Firstly it is important to find the right therapist for you. For me, it was Guy
and I can honestly say that without his help, I would not be where I am now.”
Female, early sixties, Charity Worker
To find out more about me, send me an email or a text, or just give me a call. From there, we can make arrangements for a non-committal initial assessment session where we can discuss in more detail whether and how we could work together in an effective manner.