It would be true to say that no therapist has made quite such an impact on me personally and professionally as Robert Henshaw
Obituary: Robert Henshaw
It would be true to say that no therapist has made quite such an impact on me personally and professionally as Robert Henshaw. He was an extraordinary man, both humble and inspirational. Sadly, Robert lost his long and brave battle against leukaemia on 12 September. He leaves behind his partner, mother and a wealth of friends, colleagues and clients, all of whom will miss him dearly.
We had the good fortune to work closely with Robert in a supervision group, starting out as trainees and progressing into accredited therapists, all with private practices. Robert established a very successful practice, addressing a wide range of issues, not least because of his quite brilliant website but also because of his compassion, patience and humility and the pride he took in his work. He had truly found his niche as a counsellor. He loved doing it and it loved him. He was inspirational in his focus, dedication and quest to keep learning and giving. Despite qualifying just three years ago, he was BACP accredited and had rewritten the sensate focus to help homosexual male couples.
Robert had such joie de vivre and always lived his life to the full. He always had rather grand travel plans in place and was enjoying this passion right up to the end. Robert will be hugely missed yet his memory will live on. His death is a very sad loss to the counselling profession.
Supervision group: Vickie Hugh-Jones, Denise Hogg and Gill Sanders (supervisor)