My name is Anthony and I offer face-to-face and secure online and telephone counselling. The consulting rooms are located in Cheltenham town centre, close to Sandford Park Lido and Cheltenham General Hospital.
I work integratively (person-centred, relational psychodynamics and intersubjectively) which I can explain when we meet. Each session lasts for fifty minutes. I only work on a weekly basis as I've found this to be the most effective. Duration is different for everyone and expectations can be discussed at our first session.
The heart of our work together will be a therapeutic relationship made up of warm acceptance, confidentiality and non-judgement. We will explore whatever matters most to you and seek to make sense of it in ways that will hopefully be beneficial.
Anything can be brought to counselling, however I have a special interest in childhood neglect, boarding-school, faith-based concerns, pregnancy loss, psychosis, hearing voices, loneliness and shame as well as anxiety, depression and grief.
A little about me
Before becoming a counsellor I was a Copy, Design and Print Production Manager. In 2011, I began volunteering with Samaritans and later at MIND which culminated in me becoming a qualified counsellor from the University of South Wales. I then became Lead Counsellor for the Newport Community Counselling Service (NCCS) and later Lead Counsellor at the South Wales Counselling & Psychotherapy service (SWCAP) before setting up Wingfield Counselling.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk