About Geoff - curious about life, direct yet sensitive

My background and life experience

Picture of Geoff Green Now in my mid-40s, I've faced many challenges, that have felt serious, stressful, and threatening.

I had to find my way through bullying, trauma, and bereavement as a child. Work environments, friendships, and sexuality felt vulnerable. All this led me to ask questions about, and get seriously interested in, the purpose and meaning of life and the world around me.

I've been in long and short-term relationships, and have been divorced. I had my first child in 2015, an amazing yet constantly demanding experience!

Being a quite practical person, I trained as a computer professional and worked in programming for a few years, then adapting computers to help people with disabilities. I've also worked in care homes, in administrative roles, and even doing dance routines on a bar (slight cringe!).

Yet from being someone who others confided in as a teenager, I've always known that supporting people on a more personal level is what really moves me. So I decided to train in the counselling and healing approaches that had been so powerfully transformative to me.

My professional experience

I have many years of experience, in various supportive and caring roles - in organisations (including Age Concern, a domestic violence project, and Terence Higgins Trust), with government projects, and with the general public.

What do you want from your support?

  • To feel understood and cared for? I'm really curious what it's like to be you, at a deep level. And from my own challenges, I see something of the difficulties that life brings, and the ways this can lead us to behave and feel.

  • To find hope or answers? As I help us both learn about being you, we'll build understanding and acceptance of your patterns and choices. New possibilities emerge from this awareness.

  • To feel safe? I hope my openness, honesty, clear boundaries, and pace of working will help.

  • To let it all out? I'm able to remain grounded and centred, whatever you speak about. I've got my own support so you can stay focused on yourself.

  • Straight honest talking? I'll challenge you with directness and sensitivity, when that's needed.

  • To relate to your helper? I'm a real person, and will share about myself if this is helpful to you.

  • To laugh sometimes? Isn't that just natural?

My therapeutic qualifications

  • Dip Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (Warwick University, 2003-05 - 18 months of prior training required): accredited by British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy;

  • Certified VortexHealing® Practitioner: many modules taken since 2011, to an advanced level;

  • School of Energy Healing Graduate (2007-10): accredited by British Complementary Medicine Association;

  • Reiki to Master level (2005-07);

  • Intro to Solution Focused Communication (2015).