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My husband is a different man

I was experiencing isolation, fear, emotional distress and rejection in our marriage. My husband was prone to angry outbursts, moodiness and depression, and I couldn’t talk to him. He became too defensive and aggressive. It was a struggle for years to find the root cause for this behaviour- latent grief- and to rebuild our relationship. Gary…
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I now understand what true freedom is…

I started working with Gary primarily due to my struggle with communication and anger. I lived in a very negative headspace, allowing past regrets hold me back and didn’t know who I was or what I wanted to be. Having first worked on communication, we then went through anger management and life coaching and I now…
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I love ….his listening skills and his positive character

Gary is an amazing guy. Ive been working with him for 4 weeks now and every week I’m looking forward to my session, even though I don’t have a problem or a question every time. The reason I love working with Gary is, his listening skills and his positive character. He allows you to open…
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It was like talking to a friend that gave the best advice

I was a bit nervous at first to start the counselling sessions. However, I quickly grew to love them. Gary always have me amazing advice, that already allowed me to tackle problems that were weighing me down, from the beginning. I felt like I was talking to a friend that gave out the best advice and…
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He has changed my life for the better!

I honestly can’t thank Gary enough for helping me with me anxiety. I finally feel that I’m not consumed by it and am finally enjoying life, how I should be. I could not recommend Gary enough, he has changed my life for the better!
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(Having counselling) “was the best move I have made in years…”

Gary has a friendly relaxing manner about him. He listens and talk to you, (not over you). You feel like you can say just about anything to him. I didn’t want someone who was just going to sit there and say nothing for an hour, or just agree with everything I said. I needed an…
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I always leave feeling mentally lighter and more empowered….

I have tried councelling before, and it felt impersonal and like talking to a stranger. Gary has a way of making me feel comfortable and relaxed that sometimes I forget it’s a session, I always leave feeling mentally lighter and more empowered to tackle the things I feel are weighing me down. He is patient…
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Gary made me feel that I was top priority in our sessions

Working with Gary was a great experience. Although I was aware that Gary would have been supporting many other clients, Gary made me feel very secure and that I was the top priority in our sessions. His individualised care enabled me to be open and honest regarding my issues from the onset. I felt very comfortable…
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My life has been turned around…

After suffering from PTSD for years I finally sought help. Gary is amazing, insightful and very skilled. He helped me break down my barriers and worries, my life has been turned around both socially and professionally and more importantly I can go out cycling again without any fears, it feels like I have a new…
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Our son is like a different kid!

Our teenage son has been having sessions with Gary for the past 4 weeks now and we are so delighted with his progress. He’s like a different kid!Gary is so kind, compassionate, understanding and relatable – he is just the best! I was worried that our son may reject the sessions but he really looks…
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Very easy to talk to

Gary has been amazing very easy to talk to , I was very sceptical about counselling and really thought I would find no change, I was very wrong ! ! he has been a great help and comes highly recommended.
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He will always be the first person and only person that we would recommend

Our marriage has massively developed in a positive way. By being able to speak to Gary who remains impartial but also kindly guides us has helped us. If anyone needs help or even has any concerns they want help to address. Gary is definitely the guy! If you have any doubts within 10 minutes of…
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It is a godsend and very necessary

I was experiencing isolation, fear, emotional distress and rejection in our marriage. My husband was prone to angry outbursts, moodiness and depression, and I couldn’t talk to him. He became too defensive and aggressive. It was a struggle for years to find the root cause for this behaviour- latent grief- and to rebuild our relationship.…
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Gave us the ‘tools’ for a satisfying and healthy relationship

While doing our research for “the right” counsellor, me and my partner came across Gary s profile.. Gary’s a very nice person, he put us at ease as soon as we started the first session. He listened carefully, and helped us to deal with our inner struggles, as a couple and as individuals. He gave…
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Helped me to see things differently

Amazing listener, helped me to see things differently. Helped to work through issues in my marriage. Thanks Gary…
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Gary is a skilful and empathetic professional

Gary is a skillful and empathetic professional, who helped us to focus on what matters most in our relationship. He was able to help us see that what we thought were disagreements over each other’s expectations were really about our fears and insecurities. My relationship with my wife is vastly improving. We now communicate more…
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Highly recommended

Amazing counsellor, he helped us a lot, we had taken 4 sessions and we can see a lot of improvement, we are going to continue our sessions with him, highly recommended.
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I felt comfortable from the start

Working with Gary was so easy, I felt comfortable from the startHe helped me to explore what potential I have and how to move on and leave all the rubbish life throws at you behindI was very impressed with his fee and genuine concern to help you, very rare in a world motivated by £’sIf…
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He has really made things make sense and has shown me a lot of clarity

I have had a couple of meetings so far and he has really made things make sense and he has shown me a lot of clarity within our couple of meetings I would highly recommend him as he is very considerate during this pandemic and also very accommodating as I have 2 little girls
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Now few weeks later, I am back to my old self

I found Gary very easy to talk to, and It did not take him very long to find out what my problem I have. With is help we set out a map, a plan for me. Now few weeks later, I am back to my old self.Thanks again for allYour help
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I feel that I have made huge improvements in a very short time

Gary was fantastic,I spoke to him regarding Anger management and he was very helpful with the questions he used and suggestions he made. I feel that I have made huge improvements in a very short time Thank you Gary
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I would give him 10 out of 10 for his professionalism

Gary was so patient with us, listened to us both and helped us reconcile without arguing. He was non judgemental and very patient. I would give him 10 out of 10 for his professionalism.Thanks Gary.
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Truly glad I found him

Gary is a compassionate listener who asks the right questions. I feel safe talking to him. I trust his process too, like it is been really worth doing the homework he’s assigned. Major breakthroughs there. Plus he is super flexible and accommodating time-wise. Truly glad I found him.
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I feel better in myself, calmer and got more focus

I can’t recommended Garry enough, easy to to talk to and puts you at ease the minute you start talking to him. He has been a massive help in more ways than one I feel better in myself, calmer and got more focus on everything I do.5*
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Every week he listens with great empathy

Gary has been fantastic these last few weeks. He has helped me gain clarity of issues I have dealt with my whole life and was able to really hone into things I need to address. Every week he listens with great empathy and with no judgement. I feel brave enough and comfortable enough to discuss some…
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He created a really comfortable atmosphere

Gary was a brilliant councillor. Me and my partner had relationship councilling and not only has he helped our relationship, he also helped with our individual issues. He was quick to recognise what we needed to work on and had numerous tips and techniques for us. He created a really comfortable atmosphere where we could talk…
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he has probably saved our relationship

I found Gary on Bark. We were looking for someone to guide us through some difficulties my partner and I were having with responses to conflicts within our blended family. We had gotten to a point where situations were quite often escalated into heated arguements & we wanted help to deal with these circumstances in a…
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I would not hesitate to recommend him

I have always found it very difficult to express and talk about myself and yet Gary made me feel totally at ease throughout my sessions with him. He is a great listener and a charming individual. I would not hesitate to recommend him or utilise his services again. Thank you Gary.
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I felt like I mattered

One of the greatest decisions I have ever made was to contact Gary.Every session I felt heard, I felt like I mattered and Gary has gifted me with the strength, determination and courage to continue on my journey. I have never felt so vulnerable but safe at the same. I was able to talk freely and…
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To you the reader, be brave, take the plunge

If you are like me, and have spent a long time contemplating counselling and anxiously looking into who you can trust, then I can confidently say look no more. From the very first welcoming call Gary has been a great support to me offering excellent guidance. I have overcome so much since working with him and…
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He has genuinely had a huge impact on my life

I had known for a very long time that the vast majority of my problems in life stemmed from my anger and resentment. Gary has helped me to see the internal mechanics of how my anger has controlled me, and how to find other ways of dealing with my stronger emotions. He has also worked with…
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Someone I felt comfortable opening up too

Gary is likeable, relatable and someone I felt comfortable opening up too.
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We are forever grateful

Amazing.. couldn’t of picked anyone better.. one of the best decisions we’ve made as a couple.. he is very understanding, feels safe to talk to and gets deep into the root of the problem and then gives u positive feedback and homework. We (as a couple) have come very far in the space of a month…
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I highly recommend him, in only few sessions you’ll see the difference yourself

We have been struggling with our marriage for a long time, when we joined bark and seek couple counselling from Gary Napier, our relationship gets better and better, we have less arguments, even less anger towards each other, He’s a amazing counselor, he actually listens to what we have to say, and then guide us…
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For the first time in my life, I finally feel like I’m getting somewhere

I was a little sceptical at first as I’ve had few counsellors via the NHS that I did not find helpful at all. I’m so happy I took the leap to reach out to Gary. He is a great listener, very understanding, patient and does not rush you at all. I’ve had 4 sessions so far,…
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Highly recommended for couples counselling

Highly recommended for couples counselling – helped talk through and identify root issues. As well as what is important to us both.
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Gary has been amazing to say the least

Gary has been amazing to say the least. He has, in a short space of time really helped me. Gary has always been professional, on time and never missed an opportunity to engage with me, even allowing for last minute requests of mine. Thank you Gary.
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Gary is so calm , friendly and asks the right questions

My husband and I had disconnected and we needed the tools and a safe space to be honest about how we feel. Speaking with Gary was the best thing we could do for our marriage . Gary is so calm , friendly and asks the right questions that helps you to truly dig deep into your…
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Really puts you at ease

Working with Gary has been really easy. Really puts you at ease. I have felt confident in him to be able to really open up and work on some really difficult issues. He is companionate but also moves you forward. He sets home work which really helps. If you do not manage to complete all of…
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I have nothing but amazing things to say

I see Gary as a life saver. He has really transformed who I am for the better and I couldn’t be more thankful. Gary is always smiling and always leaves our sessions on a positive. He has gone above and beyond what my expectations were for a counsellor and it really shows that Gary truly cares…
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I’d highly recommend speaking to Gary if you’re struggling with relationship issues

I began working with Gary a few months ago after the breakdown of a relationship. He has great insight which has been invaluable in helping me navigate my way through a very difficult time. His expert counselling and coaching has allowed me not only to heal emotionally but also to grow in confidence in many other…
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I don’t share this rating lightly

Please note, I don’t share this rating lightly.However, my experience of working with Gary has been both constructive & a pleasure, making this decision straight forward.Gary is an honest and approachable counsellor, with comprehensive skills that most people will benefit from.Quite simply, I recommend Gary without any reservations.
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Gary is a compassionate listener who asks the right questions.

Gary is a compassionate listener who asks the right questions. I feel safe talking to him. I trust his process too, like it is been really worth doing the homework he’s assigned. Major breakthroughs there. Plus he is super flexible and accommodating time-wise. Truly glad I found him.  
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I feel better in myself, calmer

I can’t recommended Garry enough, easy to to talk to and puts you at ease the minute you start talking to him. He has been a massive help in more ways than one I feel better in myself, calmer and got more focus on everything I do.  
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Every week he listens with great empathy and with no judgement.

Gary has been fantastic these last few weeks. He has helped me gain clarity of issues I have dealt with my whole life and was able to really hone into things I need to address. Every week he listens with great empathy and with no judgement. I feel brave enough and comfortable enough to discuss…
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I cannot recommend Gary enough, he has probably saved our relationship.

I found Gary on Bark. We were looking for someone to guide us through some difficulties my partner and I were having with responses to conflicts within our blended family. We had gotten to a point where situations were quite often escalated into heated arguements & we wanted help to deal with these circumstances in…
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Excellent Communicator

I have had the pleasure of hearing Gary speak on several occasions and each time, he has spoken with passion, wisdom and clarity. He is an excellent communicator and holds the audience’s attention throughout his talks. His life experiences enable him to bring concepts to life and deliver a message that will impact you and…
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It only needed one meeting for me…

I first met Gary the week after my husband died. I was searching for a minister to conduct the memorial service about him and a friend recommended Gary. It only needed one meeting for me to realise this was a man of true empathy and sensibility, who was not judgemental about my non-religious leanings.  He…
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Support through loss

I can wholeheartedly recommend Gary for his counselling services. Not only does he have a calm and reassuring manner which really puts people at ease, but he is supportive without showing any judgment. Having attended a funeral over which Gary presided, I was struck by how he pulled a group of strangers from completely different…
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Gary kept me focused!

I would highly recommend the Gap Enterprises for Life Coaching I was thinking a few months ago about my life being stagnate and my career is not as challenging as I would like it to be. I spoke with Gary Napier from The Gap Enterprises, about it He said “Sam I think I have got…
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A safe environment to talk

I have had a unique opportunity of having my 11-year-old son coached and counselled by Gary; this was at a time when he needed to open up with someone and communicate effectively. Gary was always very positive and happy to listen to my son’s needs. He was so supportive of things my sonwas doing, such…
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