Charles and I have been part of a group of ukulele players accompanying singers from Mindsong, a Gloucestershire based charity providing music therapy in care homes. Charles works hard arranging the accompaniment for the songs, is a core member of the team and, through his performances, is popular with the residents of the homes with whom he relates well. Richard Wooler, Bream
I have known Charles for 40 years and have had the pleasure of making music with him all over the UK. In addition to the pleasure that he has brought to countless people in venues across the land, I know that he has helped the development of children and those with special needs by the use of music and rhythm. As a well qualified complementary therapist and counsellor, he is adept at relating to and communicating with people of all classes and abilities in an empathetic and caring way. I have no hesitation in recommending his services. Roger Ellis, musician.
I have known Charles foe several years in various capacities, but mainly as a colleague in the field of Complementary Therapies. Charles is an experienced and well-qualified practitioner who also has a relaxing and calming demeanour. He is an intelligent and articulate man with many skills in addition to his therapy credentials. He is a pleasure to work with, always punctual, reliable and completely trustworthy. Over the time I have known Charles he has developed and maintained a successful therapeutic practice and also worked as an in-house reflexologist in a local podiatry practice. He will always give of his best in whichever area he chooses to work. I wish Charles every success for the future and hope that he continues to work in his signatory kind manner. – Belinda Kennedy, Peterhead
Music scene reporter ‘Smudger’ once wrote of Charles in ‘Southern Country Magazine’, “This guy has the finest voice on the country music circuit today”. He wasn’t far wrong. Alas, Charles no longer appears on the circuit but it was great to catch up with him again recently when I was collecting my wife from a music therapy session where he had been officiating. “He’s very good” my wife told me. ‘Nuff said! R. Kershaw, Cheltenham.
What can I say about you and my bodily and mental experiences as a subject of your tender hands?
When I needed someone to talk to, usually because I was stressing over something going wrong at work, you always came up with a parable, phrase, experience or story which rationalised and put into perspective my worries, concerns or problems, guiding me on my way with your management experiences and knowledge. Why did I never get you onto the Charity board of Directors?
I will miss you being close and within easy reach, but that I wish you every success in Gloucestershire. I feel sure you will soon be overflowing with other peoples problems and stresses and I know that you will deal with them all compassionately and with the sensitivity and confidentiality that you did for me. Best wishes to you, I envy your new clients. - Denise Belshaw, Aberdeenshire
I am the mother of an autistic son. I first contacted Charles when my son was 7 years old to enquire about helping him.
On my son’s first appointment, Charles presented his self very well. He was a calm, quietly spoken person with a warm, caring and sincere attitude and showed respect for my sons situation and difficulties.
It was evident to me that Charles was willing to try and help my son benefit from his therapies. After a few appointments and following into years, both my son and I became trusting of Charles and grew to be on friendly terms with him.
We thought highly of Charles and always trusted his professional judgement and his therapy. I have no doubt in recommending him to others looking for this type of service. It has been great knowing Charles and it was a delight to have him as a therapist. May I take this opportunity to wish him well in pastures new and hope many others now and in the near future benefit of his presence and service, - Donna Morrison, Fraserburgh