It’s not ‘just talk’. In short, Alan is fantastic: a coach, counsellor and psychotherapist rolled into one. I recommend him highly.Anita, Worthing
Alan’s holistic approach worked brilliantly for me. I’m been self-employed for two decades and haven’t had any professional development support in that time. I was working point of exhaustion, mental shut-down.Anita, Worthing
Before my sessions with Alan I would constantly worry about what people thought of me, this had a terrible effect on my life and made socialising with others really difficult. I thought I would never be free of this problem and was dubious about getting help.Hayley, Hove
I was truly scared and terrified when I first started experiencing panic attacks and anxiety. I couldn’t understand what was happening to me, my mind was racing full of uncontrollable, irrational thoughts and I could see no way out.
When I began sessions with Alan I felt an incredible sense of reassurance. His calm, caring and compassionate approach enabled me to identify and engage on the problems from my past, which was causing the anxiety.
The great thing about the sessions was that they didn’t feel clinical. On many occasions it just felt like I wasn’t in a counselling session at all and just chatting to a friend.Throughout my experience, I really trusted Alan. He was my greatest source of guidance through this tough emotional journey.
Having never had counselling before, I’ve learnt so much about myself and feel a better person for it. New goals, new look on life, a new direction. Thank you so much AlanJustin, Brighton
I went to see Alan earlier this year when I was going through a difficult time. I was pretty apprehensive about counselling but he came very highly recommended by a friend. I felt a huge sense of relief immediately after I saw him for the first time. Alan is kind, easy going, very intelligent and incredibly insightful.
My sessions were invaluable in helping me cope with the difficulties I was facing at that time. And since my counselling ended, I continue to find that our conversations have helped me to think about many of life’s challenges in a clearer and more positive way.
This has made a real difference to my life and I would definitely recommend Alan to others.Jenny, Chichester
My sessions with Alan were an oasis of calm reflection during a time when the rest of my life was undergoing major upheaval. His style was one of compassion and sensitivity, and he was also ready to help me achieve greater self-awareness and self-acceptance by offering different perspectives and encouraging me to understand how I can let go of the past.
His patience and integrity gave me the courage to examine some painful experiences, and together we established a base from which I could re-evaluate my emotions and behaviour. As a result I have been able to make some life-changing decisions with greater confidence and identify those things that are really important to me. A liberating experience. Thank you Alan.Sarah, Shoreham-by-Sea
Alan has a calm and rational intelligence which is very suited to providing an empathetic and structured approach to advice. Having just been through a period of significant life change, Alan has offered a safe, structured environment to explore new directions.Katy – International Consultant
Alan was a great help for me in working out my next career steps, both out of a difficult short term situation and in building a plan for the future. His experienced and flexible approach also helped me develop more productive ways of dealing with stressful situations. I have no hesitation in recommending him for others who feel life or job coaching may be beneficial.Richard, London
My initial coaching session with Alan guided me through a concise but hugely freeing process.Em, East Sussex
2012 for me wasn’t a great year in terms of my career and my relationship with my employers. This had badly affected my confidence and my self-esteem had dropped to fairly low levels (not good for someone in business development!).Matthew, Norwich
Once again thank you so very much for all your advice, support, information and coaching it has enabled me to make important decisions about myself and my life and has developed me more as a person.N.H.S. Professional, Worthing
Alan helped me survive a major life crisis with understanding, gentle guidance and showed me the path away from a potential “no win” situation to a much more positive outcome than I could have ever imagined. He aided me in concentrating on what was important and making the changes to attain what I always desired.Mark, Brighton
Alan is terrific both as a counsellor & as a coach. I used him in both capacities for about a year, dealing with some very tough problems I was having & he was great at listening, reflecting and, very gently, prompting action on my part. And his advice had an uncanny quality of always being right!
I would say he’s exceptionally perceptive about people & situations, which makes him especially effective as a coach. And his laid-back, easy & warm personality makes him an extremely effective counsellor. He’s incredibly easy to get on with & I had such a great rapport with him that I sometimes forgot we were in a counselling session.
I cannot recommend him enough, particularly to people who feel a bit apprehensive about seeing a coach or counsellor.Alistair, Brighton
Alan offers a fantastic service. Our meetings were always well structured, calm, thought provoking and left me feeling energised.Andy
My sessions with you have helped me a lot when it comes to adjusting to a new professional role. You have helped me raise my self awareness and develop an understanding of unhelpful patterns and learnt behaviour and how to start to change these.
I really appreciate the way you go about things and feel that you strike the right balance between “just” listening and linking what you hear to relevant theories and models when appropriate. I also appreciate all the practical methods your shared to overcome difficulties around time management and managing anxieties. Working with you has been a very good experience and I would recommend you warmly to others.Maria, Lewes
Alan has helped me at a key important juncture in my life, not so much a crossroad, it felt more like a maze! Through his calm and empathetic approach I have been able to work through the fog and learn more about the deepest desires and values that are important to me.Kevin, Brighton
I found Alan to be refreshingly straight forward with his advice and way of working and I found our sessions to be enjoyable and enlightening. I would be happy to recommend him.Dan, Brighton
I began seeing Al because I was suffering from panic attacks after the sudden loss of my best friend. Within two sessions my panic attacks had stopped and felt much stronger and able to cope.
He made me feel that resolving my problems was as important to him as it was with me, so we continued to work together to explore other issues I wanted to resolve but never thought I would be able to. Al is excellent at what he does. His friendly and laid back manner always put me at ease no matter what we were discussing, and although he let me lead the sessions, he always made sure there was structure behind his coaching and goals to achieve.
I am a different person thanks to the work Al and I did togther, and I am very indebted to him for all his help and support. I could not recommend his services highly enough.Ericka, Brighton
I came to Alan for help with my life and my career. I had experienced health issues that had significantly impacted my life and my work. I was finding it hard to accept everything that had happened to me and move on with my life. I was stuck between what had happened and my fears for my future. With Alan’s help I was able to work through what had happened and see a different life and career. He has given me tools and strategies to help me deal with life in a more positive way.Karen, Shoreham-by-Sea
Feeling like I was stuck in an emotional rut I plucked up the courage and made an appointment to see Alan. It didn’t take long for Alan to help me understand why. By giving me direction on how to manage my emotions with individuals and in difficult situations, allowing me to grow as a person.Emma K, London