new direction

Counselling, Supervision and Training, based in SW Wiltshire.


 We have worked with both individual clients and corporate clients, and the following testimonials form some of the feedback that we have received since we began working as New Directions: -


"Glenys is an experienced clinician, practitioner and manager with extensive knowledge of substance misuse, harm reduction and supporting systems in a local authority setting. "  Head Of Integrated Youth Services, Wiltshire Council.

"Thank you very much for doing the days training last week on our Diploma course. It sounds as if the day went well; I have heard positive comments." Willows Counselling.


"Thank you for Saturday's lecture on working with addictions. I found the section on assessment very helpful and am clearer around what I could and could not offer clients with Addiction issues". Tony H, Volunteer Counsellor in a GP Surgery. November 2011.

 "! attended your lecture in Bath recently - 'Counselling where drug or alcohol dependence is the presenting problem' and found it very interesting and informative. I was particularly impressed by the clarity with which you covered the main issues and your ability to engage effectively with the audience to make it an enjoyable as well as useful experience". Tony Tarquini; Trainee Counsellor. November 2011.

 "I am two years into a three year Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and just about to cover Counselling in Addictions. I attended you lecture in Bath and found it very informative, interesting, honest and clear with a bit of humour thrown in which is always refreshing. I was hooked from the off and did not want it to end! It has been very useful in helping me to make a definite decision with regard to the line of therapy I wish to pursue. Many thanks". Mary - Trainee Counsellor. November 2011.

Trevor is a bright, relaxed and engaging speaker. He clearly knows his subject well and delivers his material with humour and energy. The lecture I attended went by in a flash. Thank you, Trevor, a great morning! Caroline; counsellor at SWADS and in private practice. November 2011.

"Having recently completed my BSc in Addictions Counselling under Trevor's tutelage, attending his talk on 'Counselling where drug or alcohol dependence is the presenting problem' was a welcome blast from the past. Trevor has a knack for delivering thought provoking ideas, with passion and humour. The lecture served as a condensed refresher course for me, I was a little shocked at how much I had forgotten! I especially liked the emphasis on asking which interventions are most appropriate at the different stages of change, and the view of harm reduction and abstinence approaches existing on a continuum rather than being dichotomous. Thanks Trevor".  Phil - Addictions Counsellor in Practice. November 2011.

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the valued service you have provided to the team and know that team members have valued it both as individuals and as groups". Wilma Henderson, Team manager of the Islington Vulnerable Adults Team, St Mungo's, London, following my facilitation of group supervision to her team from May 2014 - February 2016.

I have been Supervised by Trevor for several years and have always found him to be knowledgeable, supportive and helpful.  What I like about working with Trevor is that not only does he listen to you, he picks out what isn’t there and encourages discussions and ways forward’ - Claire S. Originally a counselling student on placement at Addaction, now a counsellor in private practice, Weston-super-Mare. Nov 2017.


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