Rob Duyvesteyn MBACP

Are you struggling with recent changes in your life? Do you feel stuck, not sure how to move forward? Are you finding yourself questioning your decisions? I am a counsellor that helps individuals with navigating changes in their life.

Sharing thoughts and feelings with people we know such as friends and family often come with opinions, ideas and judgements based on that person’s own views. For many it can also be easy to feel like a burden by sharing things that have been troubling them. As a counsellor I come in as a new person. I experience you in the room and listen to what you describe to me. This helps to me to see things from your perspective. My role is not to advise but to reflect back what you have said and help you vocalise thoughts and feelings that you have never been able to express before.

Free introduction:

I appreciate that talking to a stranger can also be difficult. Counselling is a very personal experience and it is important to meet with someone that you feel comfortable with. To help with this I offer a free 30 minute confidential initial introduction. Here you can ask questions and get a feel for what working with me is like. If you are unsure about having in person sessions, I also offer sessions online via Zoom.

Sessions are £40 and last for 50 minutes. I do offer a slightly reduced rate for a very limited number of university students (first come first served).  If you are unable to attend a session please let me know as soon as possible. If I do not hear from you within 24hours prior to the session I still charge for the session.


If you have any questions or would like to book a free consultation, feel free to drop me an email:

I aim to respond within 1 working day.

My Experience

Before becoming a qualified counsellor I have worked in various roles alongside people with learning disabilities. What attracted me to these roles was being in a position to support someone develop skills that enabled them to do things that they previously had difficulty with.  This is something that I also see in counselling.  My previous counselling experience has involved supporting people to manage relationships after going through domestic abuse; working alongside individuals struggling with alcohol addiction to explore and implement strategies to reduce their consumption and helping students navigate a whole range of difficulties within university.

Organisational Membership

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I hold a current DBS Certificate and full professional insurance

Qualifications and Training

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
This covered humanistic approaches with a main focus on Person Centred Theory

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate by Counselling Tutor