This Thing That Has Always Held You Back

For as long as you can remember, it has been getting in your way.

It may be a belief, a pattern of behaviour, or something you tell yourself.

But it stops you getting what you most want. It messes things up when life is going well. It keeps you smaller than you are. It clips your wings.

It is your own personal saboteur. It pops up over and over again, like you're in some sort of loop.

It gets in the way of your relationships, your career, and even your dreams.

You feel frustrated with yourself every time it happens. You feel dejected and defeated as you notice that it got you, again. You feel sad for all the things it is costing you.

And you want it to change.

You're sick of being stuck in this pattern You've had enough of hitting up against this same old wall. You're tired of living within the limits of what it says is possible.

That's why you've worked so hard to get past it.

You've read countless self help books. You watch inspirational videos. Maybe you follow writers and speakers on social media. You've probably attended some personal development workshops.

You've gained plenty of insights. But it hasn't yet led to the lasting change you need.

You fear that you'll never get past it. It's been with you for so long. You worry that it will always be there to limit you. 

You tell yourself that you must be stupid, or crazy. How does the same thing keep happening over and over again?

I have some good news for you.

You're not stupid and you're not crazy. In fact, quite the opposite. There was a time in your life when this was useful to you somehow.

It wasn't a sabotage back then. Attaching to it then was an act of genius that got you this far. 

But it's outdated now, and you don't need it anymore. So now it's time to learn how to let it go.

I want to reassure you that you absolutely can change. You can live the life you dream of, without those familiar old limits. You can live to your fullest potential.

I know that there are many proven ways to help you break free of these old patterns.

I know that there are many ways to silence those unhelpful, cruel voices and recruit cheerleading voices instead.

I know that there are many ways to end the sabotage, and to change those limiting beliefs.

Better still, we can do it without medication, and without delving into upsetting past events.

I'd like to help you. Give me a call or text, or click the button below to book your first session.

Call or text on 07889 787306


Face To Face

I offer one to one counselling in person at my therapy rooms in Liverpool City Centre.

The rooms are very comfortable and relaxing.

Sessions last for 55 minutes.


Do you live some distance from my therapy rooms? Are you nearby but travelling isn't a good option for you?

I offer one to one online video counselling using Skype.

Sessions last for 55 minutes.


Are you going to take me into the depths of childhood trauma?

No. Absolutely not. But you're right to worry about this. Many therapists do believe that it's essential to delve deep into childhood. 

I don't work that way. I've long held the view that healing is possible without that. In many cases, going into past trauma actually makes people even more upset, and can cause damage.

Of course, if you want to share something from the past, you can. And I'll give you the time and attention you need. Sometimes we need to get things off our chest. You're free to do that.

That aside, I'll be staying in the present and helping you build the future that you want.

So therapy won't be traumatic and upsetting then?

No. Sometimes feelings can come up. And it's a safe place for that. But in the main, my clients find that therapy with me is uplifting and enjoyable. It sounds strange, but there's far more smiles and laughter than tears.

My expectation is that you'll find counselling with me exciting not upsetting. 

But does that get results?

Yes. It's very effective. There's been lots of clinical studies into the approach I use. Not only has it been shown to be effective, but is usually faster too.

Will you be telling me to take anti depressants?

No. We'll be doing "talking therapy." We'll have conversations that I hope will turn out to be so useful for you that your life changes for the better. 

Will you be analysing what's wrong with me as a person?

Yikes no. We'll be using what's right with you to make change in your life. You already have amazing personal qualities, and strategies that have worked for you in the past. You've gotten this far after all. There will be things you want to change of course, but I start from the standpoint that you're already pretty incredible. So we'll start there. That's a far more useful approach, and more effective too. 

Will you be telling me that I'm going mad?

No. People often fear they are going mad when things begin to feel too much. What you're experiencing is almost certainly very normal given what you've been through. 

Will you be telling me what to do and checking up that I've done it?

No. If I did, it wouldn't help you that much. The idea of "one size fits all" therapy may still be practised, but I don't believe in it. You're an individual. What works for some won't work for you, and vice versa. You need something tailor made to who you are. We'll figure that out together - and what we come up with will be much more likely to get results for you.

What's the first step to get started?

Give me a call or send a text to book your first session. Then we can meet up either at my therapy rooms or on Skype (an internet video platform). Once we've met you'll know if I'm someone you'd like to keep working with.


My number is 07889 787306 or you can email me at [email protected]

Or you can click the button below to book your first session straight away.

Call or text on 07889 787306

About Al

When I was a child I witnessed my parents be attacked. It left me with some difficulties that stayed with me into adult life.

Eventually, I decided it would be useful to get some therapy. It helped me enjoy life more and make the changes I needed to.

I decided to train to be a therapist myself so I could help others in the same way.

Before I was a therapist, I was a professional musician and songwriter. I still perform and make records in my spare time. 

Friends would say I'm approachable and easy to talk to, and that I love to be with people.

I've the best job in the world, helping people during difficult times to come out the other side. I'd like to meet you and see how I can help.

Book Your Session

If you think I might be the counsellor for you, let's meet for your first session.

Once we've met you'll have a better idea if I'm someone you'd like to keep working with.

Click the button below to book your first session

Call or text on 07889 787306


Let's get started. It's easy to reach me.

Call me on 07889 787306

Send me a text on 07889 787306

Send me an email on [email protected]

Or click the button below to book your session automatically.

I look forward to helping you.

Call or text on 07889 787 306