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We are OPEN and adhering to all the rules and regulations to keep you safe during this COVID-19 outbreak. We are working extremely hard to ensure your safety when you visit us at our offices.

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Here at Horizon, we offer support and guidance when you need it most. Our service offers access to Counselling, Hypnotherapy, CBT, Relationship, and Family therapy at times that are convenient to you whether that is out of hours or at weekends. The Therapists that work with Horizon will help facilitate this as much as possible.

We offer a different approach to all your Counselling needs so why not call us today to find out more information or book online using our easy system.

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  • I highly recommend Horizon for the support given to me over the past few months. It has been amazing!
    Natasha especially, has given me the confidence and support in coping with a family bereavement. I feel so much more positive in many aspects of my life.
    I have learnt skills and techniques which are helping me with this journey.
    Thank you Natasha!
    Leann

  • “Making an initial consultation to see Alan at Horizon Counselling was, without doubt, one of the best decisions I have ever made. His empathetic, practical, yet no-nonsense approach helped me through a time of crisis I would simply not have coped with otherwise. He really saw me for the individual I was and taught me invaluable tools that have made my life so much better. My life has been completely transformed and I will be forever grateful to him for what he has helped me achieve.”

    Caroline

  • After trying to utilise the NHS and their mental health team for counselling and experiencing delay after delay and poor levels of care I turned to private counselling for immediate care.

    I cannot recommend Mark highly enough, he helped me work through my obsessive thoughts and depression at a time when I was at my lowest. I was very sceptical that I would be able to trust anyone with my personal thoughts and emotions and more fundamentally that i would be able to see life in a positive light.

    This proved to not be the case and Mark worked to slowly build my trust over a number of sessions and helped to identify obsessive negative thoughts and allowed me to explore exactly why I felt lost and ultimately helped me develop the tools necessary to battle my depression.

    If you are worried that therapy is a dead end and have given up on seeking help, I would argue that by having an introductory session with Mark and seeking the help you need is the first step on your road to recovery and more importantly the rest of your life.

    Alex

  • I’ve suffered with depression and anxiety for years, and the doctors always suggested counselling but I just wasn’t ready. About 18 months ago I googled counselling in Plymouth and found Horizon.
    I spoke to Natasha and I instantly felt comfortable and safe opening up about things a lot quicker then I anticipated.

    Seeing Natasha has made a massive improvement in the way I think and see things, I still have quite a way to go to retrain my brain from being so negative to being more positive, also to learn to cope better during times of stress, but I will get there.

    Natasha has been amazing, and is always there for me when I need her.

    I would highly recommend Horizon to anyone seeking help.

    Thanks

    Sarah

  • I would like say a huge thank you to Alan and Horizon for helping me overcome a particularly challenging time in my life.

    It certainly wasn’t easy finding the courage to attend that initial meeting, however Alan quickly put me at ease with a warm and pleasant disposition, and due to that immediate rapport it was very easy to open up and discuss the things that I believed were holding me back.
    Not only can I manage my personal affairs much more affectively, but I can now see all the positive things in my life I didn’t see before and I’m a much happier person because of it.

    I highly recommend Horizon Counselling to anyone looking to better understand and manage their issues.

    Again, thank you Alan for all that you’ve done in such a short space of time.

    Barry

  • I had several counselling sessions with Mark when I was finding things difficult. I have come away feeling much better about myself and more confident about my future. Mark is such a down to Earth person and always knows the right things to say to make me feel comfortable during the sessions. He also gave me great techniques to use at home to help me cope more easily when I feel like I am struggling. I would recommend him to anyone who feels like I did!
    Tom

  • Suzie is absolutely amazing at her job, she is kind and empathic and completely understanding of everything I talked to her about. She made me feel cared for and her active listening meant that she was able to unpick my thoughts and feelings and present them to me using known psychology (the worksheets were really helpful to see these things visually).
    Whilst completely professional, Suzie has a lovely friendly way about her, she is calm and softly spoken and asked me such pertinent questions at the right time and in the right way.
    This meant that I was able to work things out in my own head both during the sessions and afterwards when I had come away.
    If anyone suffering/living with anxiety, depression, bereavement wanted a recommendation for a counsellor, I would wholeheartedly recommend going to see Suzie.
    10 out of 10

    Alex

  • Deciding to visit Horizon Counselling Services is definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made. Alan’s holistic approach to therapy was extremely helpful.

    He used a combination of hypnotherapy and counselling to help me with insomnia and anxiety.

    My life has been completely transformed since accessing this support. I have moved on from a destructive relationship, and I am pursuing my dream career….and I actually sleep! Amazing!

    Alan’s approach is warm and friendly. He is a great guy who is passionate about what he does. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone thinking of exploring counselling.

    Katie

  • I met with Natasha for approximately 8 months throughout 2018. She made the most exceptional difference to my life, in ways I truly did not expect. My confidence returned with such strength, it was amazing to start feeling like ‘me’ again. I owe her a lot for that. I had seen several counsellors from approximately 2009, and none had the same ability to talk to me properly. I was resigned to the fact that counselling was all about questions on clipboards and notes being taken whilst I was talking. All very disconnected stuff, that lacked any true momentum and made me feel help was a long way off. Natasha engaged with me, spoke to me, picked apart the problem, worked it through and ultimately made it OK. The way the sessions were conducted was a million times better than any counsellor I had encountered, it was human!. I couldn’t recommend Natasha enough. She is fantastic at her job and a truly wonderful human being. The therapy industry could really do with a lot more like her.

    Many thanks, Adam

  • I absolutely didn’t believe counselling would help me at all. Alan Is very down to earth and seems to just get people. I can’t say I felt better every time I left his office right away but I can honestly say the work we done helped me through the tough times because would easily remember the work we have done and was able to deal with things in a better way.

  • I had 6 sessions of counselling with Horizon counselling services.
    I had ignored symptoms of bereavement too long and it was complicating other parts of my life severely. The location of the office suited me perfectly and the quality of counselling was very good.

    The results were obvious very quickly and Horizon was quick to conclude the process when the time was right.

    I highly recommend this service and regard it as a good investment for long term wellbeing

    CH Plymouth

  • “I reached out to Horizon and started CBT because I was struggling to manage and rationalize my worries and anxieties on a daily basis for a multitude of reasons.
    CBT helped me talk through my issues and enabled me to adjust my thoughts and encourage a positive mindset. This helped me to not only accept my anxiety but work with it to rationalize my thoughts and worries.
    It has taken time but CBT has helped me to create useful techniques to manage the anxiety and aided me to build my confidence up. I couldn’t be more grateful for the time and patience Natasha has shown me throughout my sessions.”

    Many thanks and kind regards
    Louise

  • I can’t thank Mark enough for making me, me again! I’ve suffered from anxiety for years of my life, I never wanted to face it because I was too scared, but it was the best decision and step I ever took.
    Every minute and every tear was well worth it to get me here today! I would highly recommend Mark to anyone!
    Megan

  • We have recieved some feedback from a client about her experience of working with one of our excellent therapists Suzie.

    I found the whole experience to be very fulfilling & consider myself to have made significant personal process as a result. I feel as though I was listened to & understood consistently throughout the process and I felt as though my counsellor cared about me and my progress.

    H from Plymouth

  • I would highly recommend Alan to anyone with counselling needs. He helped me and my partner through a very difficult time. His approach was the best we found after seeing other counsellors. If I ever needed counselling in the future he would be my first call.

  • Professional, understanding service catering to the individual. Horizons has got me through a very difficult period in my life, and was excellent value for money.
    I felt listened to, challenged (in a good way), and will go back if I feel I am slipping back into old patterns. It is an investment into yourself!
    We are worth it! Huge thank you to Alan and the amazing Horizons team. Rita

  • Absolutely excellent and outstanding Alan is so easy to get on with and is easy going and doesn’t push you he has helped me in so many different ways and I know he is still there if I need him.

  • Alan is very switched on and gets straight to the point. His knowledge of the human brain is amazing. I look forward to starting hypnotherapy with him and carrying on with my therapy.

  • “I reached out to Horizon counselling and started CBT because I was struggling to manage and rationalise my worries and anxieties on a daily basis for a multitude of reasons.
    CBT with Natasha helped me talk through my issues and enabled me to adjust my thoughts and encourage a positive mindset. This helped me to not only accept my anxiety but work with it to rationalise my thoughts and worries.
    It has taken time but CBT has helped me to create useful techniques to manage the anxiety and aided me to build my confidence up. I couldn’t be more grateful for the time and patience Natasha has shown me throughout my sessions.”

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark for all the support he gave me in my hour of need.
    Having a non-biased person to listen to my concerns which lead me to have 5 months off with work-related stress was a great release for me. I found Mark a very good listener and prompted me to get to the root cause of the issues I had at work.
    I felt that confident with Mark I asked if my wife could attend one of my sessions to understand how the issues I had from work affected my home life.
    Mark agreed to this request, and Mark was fully on board with what my wife was saying and he said on a number of occasions that I had to listen to her.
    If I ever had to go through a process as I’ve just had I would have no hesitation in contacting Mark at Horizon.
    I returned to work and the issues I had have now been resolved.
    Thank You Horizon.

  • I have learnt ways of having a positive mindset and managing difficult emotions. The sessions have provided me with a better insight of myself and I have grown and developed a lot from the sessions.

    Isabel from Plymouth

  • I highly recommend Alan as a counsellor. I had never suffered with stress and anxiety until last year. I tried to manage myself but was unable to cope. Alan was recommended to me, so I finally bucked up enough courage to make an appointment.
    It was the best thing I did…. throughout the sessions Alan explained everything to me, so that I started to understand what was happening to me.
    It all made sense and my life started to turn around. I started to see positives where before it was all negatives. I cannot speak highly enough of Alan and how he has helped me.

    Thanks again
    Caroline

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