I began training as a counsellor in 2001 and am now a fully qualified counsellor experienced in working with people to help resolve their difficulties, gain insight, and to grow. I have a Diploma in Person Centered Counselling, which gives me the skills, theory and personal development to work safely and effectively with the general public. I’ve worked with children, adolescents and adults across a wide range of issues. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and appear on their Register of counsellors and psychotherapists.
I’ve been working 1:1 with people in various ways for the last 25 years, starting my career in Human Resources, then running my own business before re-entering the workplace as a careers counsellor. I helped individuals who had lost their jobs by looking at their confidence, skills, experience, and hopes, and working with them to find new careers or jobs. Later on I trained and worked for the same company as a business coach, helping people to know themselves better, to develop and succeed by building their confidence and skills.
Guy Polkinghorne BA MSc MBACP
Choosing the right counsellor
Your choice of whom you see for counselling or psychotherapy is an important decision. You are going to want to talk about personal issues, perhaps sharing deeply sensitive information, so it is important that the person you choose is someone you can trust and feel comfortable with. I am hoping that you will choose me, but if you don’t please remember to check that, like me, your counsellor is qualified, belongs to a professional counselling or psychotherapy body, adheres to a code of ethics and is properly insured.