Online Counselling, Psychotherapy and EMDR therapy for men. I am based in South Devon but currently only offering online sessions. Please check back to find out when I'll be seeing clients face to face again.
As a qualified and experienced BACP accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist I provide individual and group counselling and psychotherapy for men.
It is reported that 8 out of 10 suicides in the UK are carried out by men. Why is this? Typical messages that men receive from society, the media or their own families can be 'big boys don't cry', 'man up' and 'stay strong'. These messages lead to suppressed feelings that are pushed down deep inside, preventing men from talking about their problems. This can lead to serious consequences.
Where does all that energy and emotion go? It builds and builds and eventually explodes into anger, sometimes violence, or it is directed inwards and manifests as depression, often leading to overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and despair which can end in tragic decisions to end life.
It is time to challenge the stereotypical view of what it really means to be a man. Kindness, expression of feelings and an acknowledgement that life can sometimes feel overwhelming is not a weakness. In fact, our vulnerability can become our greatest asset. We can know a freedom that we did not know was possible and start to live a healthy and happy life.
I am a registered therapist with AXA, Aviva, WPA and Vitality Healthcare Insurance Providers.
“Phil is an extremely good therapist and seeing him has changed my life. When I first came to see him I was highly anxious almost all of the time and could not manage my personal relationships and substance abuse issues. All of which are now largely non-existent and I have been several years sober. As a therapist myself now, I can say with experience that Phil is incredibly competent and professional and above all consistent in providing a caring environment where I could trust him and therefore heal and grow.”
"I visited Phil for a number of months during a difficult time in my life and from the first meeting to the last, his compassion, interest and professionalism never wavered. He genuinely cared about helping me to overcome my issues and I found the sessions hugely beneficial in ways I never thought possible. I can’t recommend Phil enough and wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again if required."