Hello, my name is Alan and I am the director and founder of Horizon counselling services.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Trainer.
I have worked in the building industry and the charity sector for a local Plymouth charity before embarking on building a successful therapy business based in Plymouth city centre.
My counselling and Coaching specialises in PTSD, Confidence, Stress, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, young people, intimacy issues, and relationship therapy alongside other areas of mental health and well-being, whilst my Hypnotherapy service supports individuals with their fears, phobias, Tinnitus, and sporting goals.
In addition to my expertise as a therapist, I am a highly skilled trainer and presenter. With a strong background in communication and presentation, I excel in delivering engaging and impactful mental health and well-being workshops, business training, and coaching skills to businesses.
I support individuals and families to understand the impacts of their mental health and wellbeing and help provide the tools they need to improve how they think and feel.
As an experienced business and personal Coach, I integrate Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) into the sessions in order to enhance and provide long-term solutions and changes within the sessions provided.
I am continually updating and improving my skills, knowledge, and understanding of the brain and how we think and feel to incorporate and impart to you the latest knowledge and research available.
During my sessions with clients I attempt to bring my theoretical knowledge and the latest research to life and explain in everyday language how the brain works and can focus on the negative impact and symptoms of an individual’s mental health. I then encourage my clients to challenge this thought process in an empowering and autonomous way, offering skills and strategies that the client can adapt to their every changing situation and circumstances.
I have also produced work around the mental health and wellbeing of carers, produced a booklet for schools and colleges to support the emotional growth and coping strategies of teenagers and collaborates with a specialist in audiology to support individuals experiencing Tinnitus and offers Tinnitus retraining therapy.