“I have begun to cry rivers that were dammed so hard they were crushing me. I have sung from deep in my heart space when I thought it was too shattered to make a sound. My journey with Craig involves an unfurling of my true self that is painful, exhilarating, and often ecstatically beautiful. Craig’s holding of our space is strong and gentle: both intoxicatingly magical and reassuringly grounded. Through our experiential travels into mind, heart, spirit and body, I always feel safe and at times I am satisfyingly scared. For most of my life, my darkness has seemed inescapable, but with Craig I am learning to recognise its transformative gifts and richness. For a time I thought I was going to die, but I didn’t – largely because of Craig’s power to convince me that I could turn to face my pain and begin to transform it into beauty and strength. And he was right.”

“Craig’s sessions are nurturing and strong. He has an amazing intuitive ability to help you get to the heart of whatever it is you are seeking help with.  His sessions are flexible and holistic, providing you with a range of ways to get back to that which you seek.  After every session I have come away feeling as though I have (re)discovered something about myself, or (re)connected to parts of myself that had been missing.  Craig is a compassionate and talented healer, and I would recommend his abilities to those seeking counselling.”

“The process of healing and unfolding the self is beautiful and frightening. My experiences over the last year involving serious illness and trauma around the birth of my son have seemed overwhelming and beyond the capacity of my mind to integrate into my past and current life. I have often felt like I was staring into the depths of a vast, unfathomable chasm into which, at any time, I may fall and be lost. Beginning the journey of counselling with Craig has provided an anchor and a compass with which I can attempt to navigate the sea inside and around me. I have reconnected with my heart, with my potential to live and continue to live in the face of fear; with my ability to create beauty and to offer love to the world. Craig has created a space of trust, openness and compassion and it is in the centre of this space that all that is within me, the darkness and the light, is given a voice.”

“Craig gave my husband and I the tools to resolve our disputes in a manner that is loving and respectful. His approach is so gentle and kind – you feel instantly at ease in his presence. His ability to tap into the ‘emotion’ in the room is amazing and he can identify layers of feelings simply by being present and feeling what is happening in the room. After a few short months of talking to Craig, my marriage is happier, more loving and more joyful than it has been in years. Thank you Craig for your knowledge and support. “

“Coming to see Craig was a decision that has changed my life beyond words.  Struggling with addictions and illness, Craig has given me support and comfort and helped me to understand my insecurities and the ways in which I hold myself back.  I feel like I can talk about anything with Craig without the fear of being judged.  I look forward to every visit and I always learn more about myself than I ever thought possible.  I am now gaining the confidence to achieve my dreams and live a life full of love, laughter and acceptance.”

“Craig’s sessions are calm and there is a sense that the space he invites us into is safe. However, he won’t allow you to remain unchallenged if he feels it’s suitable. His primary role was to guide us through our separation. Obviously this was a traumatic time and he was able to offer us solid third-party guidance through the process. I feel privileged that he was facilitator and witness to what unfolded. Something substantial came out of every session; at times comforting and reassuring  other times confronting and highly emotional. All outcomes essential. A consistent focus was to get in touch with one’s emotions and use them as a guide. To connect with yourself. The certain confidence in who I am today can be attributed to what came out of those sessions. My former wife and I are moving on, developing a new and appropriate relationship, and I highly recommend Craig to assist separating couples in achieving this.”

“Craig was my devoted counsellor/healer for approximately 6 months.  He was an absolute rock for me during a very difficult time in my life.  He so sensitively and kindly guided me through such deep emotions and thoughts I was too afraid to go into on my own. His non-judgmental demeanour, and willingness to go on the journey with me was all the support I needed to navigate my way through parts of my psyche I didn’t even know existed and make sense of it all.  Craig was appropriately creative and at times humorous with assisting me to release old patterns that no longer served me and to create new possibilities and visions for my future.  With his genuine, heartfelt assistance and gentle power I am now on a positive road in my life and am watching all my dreams come true.  Thank you Craig, if you weren’t my counsellor, you would be the best friend in the world to have.  I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to Craig, and I would also return if I needed him again.”

“Counselling wasn’t something I’d really thought of or had a lot of faith in but a friend of mine found it helpful I figured I would go just the once …….I was surprised by Craig who seemed to exude a sort of all encompassing calm that in itself was helpful.  Once I had attended a few sessions I gained confidence and found I started moving through my thoughts and feelings rather than trying to ignore them and from there it wasn’t too long until life was colourful and interesting again.  I am not sure how much is counselling and how much is the unique personality of the counsellor, certainly Craig’s intuitive intelligence and humour seemed as useful to me as the more learned aspects of the sessions. I sincerely recommend Craig’s counselling sessions to anyone who needs some help to get back on track or make some decisions in their life.  Certainly I will have no hesitation in using his services again. “

“I believe Craig’s greatest asset as a counsellor is his ability to meet you right where you’re at, in every single session. Even if i came feeling like i didn’t have anything to say, he met me right there, giving me the space and time, yet offering (rather than imposing) structure and opportunities to work from that.”

“Thank you Craig, for helping us to find our love for each other again.  We came very close to separating and we are so grateful to you for all of your patience, and guidance.  I am so thrilled to have found you.  Deepest thanks…”

“Above all, as a counsellor, Craig Poulton is committed. Any client coming to Craig with a desire to know themselves more fully will be greeted by a man committed to that process.  Craig is daring. Craig is warm. He offers counselling with heart, and his sessions have moved me. I have no reservations in recommending him”

“I get a lot out of my counselling sessions with Craig. His style is very supportive and empathetic. This really assists me to discover more about myself to solve my life challenges. I am finding great results in my particular journey as a man.”

“To listen well is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation” (Chinese proverb).  After spending many months working with Craig this proverb comes to mind to sum up my experience. I went to Craig just crying out for ‘someone to listen to me’ and I appreciated his exceptional listening skills – something that is often lacking in our life and those around us. Listening is a powerful medium – more powerful than we understand and to have someone who can really ‘listen to you’ is healing in itself…With patience and time I found resolution to many of my issues with the support of Craig.”

“I have found Craig’s manner to be very caring, professional and insightful. I have a trust in his integrity, that he won’t step over anything that needs to be addressed. I appreciate this greatly.”

“I experienced a wonderfully gentle yet powerful counseling service where I was in the driver’s seat – a place I was not expecting to be.  It’s most empowering to be able to navigate and discover more about who you are whilst being gently and skillfully guided to peel back the layers to reveal what lies at the core.  An insightful, caring, highly skilled counselor who I have no hesitation in recommending.”

“I saw Craig for my own personal counselling, as well as in partnered sessions for my relationship.  I came to love going into the room; the chairs that were soft, familiar nurturers, the Buddah in the corner.  And Craig. Just a dude, someone my age. Grungy, down-to-earth. Present.  Sometimes we would just sit there, in silence, for a while. Aware of the heaviness I had brought in to untangle. Aware of the stillness that really existed around everything. And Craig would just allow, and hold this space for me.  And then we’d continue.  The session would run its course, being directed by what seemed to be Craig’s principle foundations and teachings. It was the first time I had been to talk to someone who not only acknowledged the spiritual sciences and practices, but interlinked them with modern-day counselling and being.  He was a teacher, and a student when it was necessary.   I could sense Craig’s diligence in shaping his work with the practices he knows to be most valuable in his own life.”

“I have been a client and friend of Craig Poulton for several months, and would like to express my gratitude and admiration of Craig and his counselling style.  Craig is without doubt the most attentive listener I have ever found.  I have sought help and support from quite a few people in the helping profession, but never did I feel listened to as much as I did with Craig.  His manner seems to me to embody an exceptionally unconditional love, which gave me permission to express my most shame-laden thoughts and needs.  The result of being able to talk about my feelings openly and deeply was like bringing them out of the shadow and letting the sunlight bathe them and heal them. I was able to begin to accept and love myself far more than before.  I unhesitatingly recommend Craig’s style of counselling to anyone who feels the need to let themself grow into a brighter place.”

“Craig, through your encouragement to explore my personal depths, I am able live with greater positivity and my truth.  Thank you for making a difference to my life.”