Welcome to Lifestorm Counselling

Here to help you weather life's storms

Is your anxiety affecting your everyday life? Do you feel that things are out of your control? Have you lost a sense of who you are, or what you want from life? At Lifestorm Counselling, I provide confidential and private counselling services to suit your needs, helping you to regain composure and storm back to life.

"WE ARE UNLIKELY TO BE READY FOR ALL THE STORMS THAT COME OUR WAY"

Find your way to a stronger position in life

The name Lifestorm came to me as I watched a Cape cormorant attempting to land during a severe gale off the South Atlantic coast of South Africa. I observed how the bird eventually touched down safely because of its perfect adaptation to flying in extremely rough conditions. The cormorant enjoys a relatively simple lifestyle centred mainly on fishing and flying. We humans face an infinitely more complex existence. We are not always as perfectly adapted as we might hope to be, especially when put into complex and difficult situations. We are unlikely to be ready for all the storms that come our way. 

As a counsellor, it is my privilege to embark on interpersonal journeys with individuals over the age of 18 who have encountered unwelcome turbulence of one sort or another in their lives. My clients say that having the added support of a therapist working alongside them through difficult times really does make a difference.

Gavin Rogers
BTh Dip Couns MBACP

What's on your mind?

People are susceptible to stress and anxiety when complex situations arise; and there are so many things that can blight our lives and deeply affect how we feel and think and behave. Whether it be problems from childhood, parental or family difficulties, relationship breakdown, work concerns, sexuality, phobias, peer pressure, addiction, or some other issue – the fact is that we experience tough times as humans and sometimes professional help is needed if we are to move on to new and greater things.

Seeking to lead a more fulfilling life?

Counselling via Zoom & telephone

My mission is to work with you towards improving your mental wellbeing, assisting you in developing improved coping strategies and managing your problems more effectively. Having been a counsellor since 2008, I believe that the therapeutic relationship should be built upon trust and honesty, and together we will explore how you think and feel about the issues you want to discuss.

I see counselling as a positive process that helps people find their way to a different and stronger position in life. It proves valuable to people who have become aware that something important has changed or needs changing in their lives. Importantly, counselling is not just focussed on negative events. It is intended to be therapeutic, and can be an ideal accompaniment for those who want to regain composure and storm back to life.

Remote Counselling

For your convenience and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, I provide one-to-one online counselling via Zoom or via a telephone-based option if you do not have access to the internet.

My Training

My training includes a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.

Free Introductory Session

Booking a free 30 minute introductory session will give you a chance to find out whether I am the right counsellor for you, and discuss your needs.

BACP Member

As a Registered Member of the BACP I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Book a free 30 minute consultation

Take me up on a free 30 minute introductory session via video call or telephone. It will provide you with the opportunity to find out whether counselling is the right way forward, whether we are comfortable with each other, and what our expectations are.

THe mental health benefits of the great outdoors

Mind the Grit, Grit the Mind

Having attained my British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader Award (Level 2) and Remote Outdoor First Aid qualification I am excited to launch Mind the Grit ‐ bringing my counselling work and cycling together to help people boost their own mental health. Mind the Grit gives you the freedom to have fun outdoors on your bike, away from home, with the opportunity to talk informally to your counsellor cycling partner about personal challenges you may be facing.