Hi, I’m Phil
I provide Counselling for people in Leeds
I love what I do. Every day I am privileged to support people in changing their lives for the better. I am proud to work in a profession that empowers people to live more satisfying lives and be more fulfilled.
Like many people I fell into jobs early in my career and worked in varied roles in both private and public sector without really finding a sweet spot that brought me a real sense of purpose.
It was taking a career break that gave me time and space to consider what I enjoyed most. I realised that in the various roles I held, I had always felt drawn to helping people.
This gave me a new sense of purpose and direction and I balanced working whilst training as a Person Centred Counsellor on a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
On completing this I went on to expand my knowledge and passion through a Bachelor of Science at Leeds Beckett University. I also became a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I trained and volunteered at a holistic charity in Leeds, counselling people from some the most deprived and diverse areas of Leeds who cannot afford support, through a wide range of problems for 9 years. I now have over 10 years experience in helping people to work through life’s varied problems, I am here to help you get unstuck.
As someone who has previously experienced crippling anxiety, I understand how stressful and overwhelming life can feel. I also know what it feels like to give yourself permission to take that first step into therapy and the great relief that can follow.
My personal experience, training and experience combine to make me the kind of therapist I am today, empathic, down to earth and accepting.
Can you give yourself permission to get the support you need?
If you’d like an informal chat about problems at home, relationships or how you’re feeling, then pick up the phone or drop me an email or text and lets talk about how I can help. I’m here for you.