Sometimes the outside can get too much and is hard to navigate. Sometimes the inside gets really overwhelming and it becomes hard to operate. Rob is passionate about supporting people to find their way though these times, he will help you understand where you are, see different perspectives, and find practical solutions that will initially help cope and then begin to move forward again.
There is a lot of research pointing towards the quality of connection with a counsellor being very influential in manifesting positive outcomes. Thus Rob will focus on building a relationship to create a container to do the work. Rob will endeavour to help you feel comfortable, listen carefully, understand what you are wanting, let you set your own pace and help you feel relaxed enough to be able to express. Then Rob will focus on helping you understand, face, accept, manage and solve the conundrum you want help with. Rob will negotiate the direction, speed, and method of our work together.
Rob brings elements of warmth, intuition, kindness, perception, intelligence, sensitivity, strength, groundedness, presence, respectfulness and heart focus.
Rob is originally from the East Midlands and has been in Aotearoa for 20 years. He lives in Palmerston North and has offices in Wellington and Palmy.
He is married, with 3 kids and a cat. He spent over 5 years working in Primary Care working with referrals from GPs using strength and brief therapy models. He has 3 years experience in private practice doing longer term work. Rob has worked with a vast range of issues and a wide portion of our society.
He is passionate about personal evolution and has been on his own journey for over 25 years. Before counselling Rob spent 10 years running Mens’ groups, facilitating rites of passage work and personal development workshops including rites of passage facilitating. His connection to the Wairua is important to him and in his spare time he is currently occupied with building a garden, running, and building Lego.