Hi, my name is Paul. I am an Accredited Counsellor with a qualification in Person-Centred Therapy. I will work with you to overcome your challenges in life that may have caused things such as anxiety and depression. I work in a supportive and effective way by providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where you will feel comfortable and at ease to speak openly and we can work constructively and collaboratively together, to help you reach your goals by understanding your experience in life.

In addition to my strong Person-Centred approach to therapy, I use several other therapeutic models to support clients, depending on their needs, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),  Psychodynamic approaches, Solution-focused Therapy and Exsistenalism to help clients in multiple different ways to support them with things such as anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relational problems, addiction and bereavement.

I have been working in this field for many years, and have been able to successfully help people move forward with their life. I have an intimate understanding of what it's like to deal with difficult emotions and situations, and this has given me a unique approach and understanding to help you move forward too.

Contacting a counsellor can feel daunting but could also be life-changing. I offer sessions that work best for you and am qualified to provide face to face, online or telephone sessions, whatever suits you.

Thank you for reading my profile, I hope it helps you with the sometimes difficult task of choosing a counsellor. If you have any questions about how I can help you please do let me know.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully insured and registered with the National Counselling Society and based at BCS Mental Health Service. In the past, I have worked at a variety of agencies to help me gain a wider understanding and experience, such as MIND and Cruse Bereavement. Here I worked with a wide range of client concerns including; addictions, anxiety, anger, depression, panic attacks, sleep issues, low self-esteem, social phobia, stress, bereavement and loss.

Qualifications –

  • Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling (level 4 & 5) – University of South Wales

  • Certificate in counselling studies (level 3) – Cardiff and Vale College

  • Cruse Bereavement ABC Counselling Skills Course (Level 2)

  • Certificate in counselling skills (level 2) – Cardiff and Vale College

  • Basic counselling Skills Certificate (level 1) – Cardiff and Vale College

  • Couples and Family Therapy Diploma - Centre of Excellence

Additional Relevant Training –

  • How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer – Open Learn Course

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST)

  • Cruse Bereavement Transactional Analysis Training Day

  • Cruse Bereavement Dementia Training Day

  • NHS Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Once again thank you for reading my profile, and if you would like to know more or have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Areas of counselling I deal with

 

  • Abuse

  • Alcoholism

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Bullying

  • Carer support

  • Depression

  • Disabilities

  • Domestic abuse

  • Drug addiction

  • Emotional abuse

  • Feeling sad

  • Gambling

  • Generalised anxiety disorder

  • Health anxiety

  • Hearing voices

  • Hoarding

  • Hoarding

  • Internet addiction

  • LGBTQ+ counselling

  • Loneliness

  • Low self-confidence

  • Low self-esteem

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Panic attacks

  • Personality disorders

  • Phobias

  • Physical abuse

  • Postnatal depression

  • Redundancy

  • Relationship problems

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

  • Self-harm

  • Sex addiction

  • Sexual abuse

  • Stress

Types of counselling

Video
Face to face
Telephone
Home visits

Cost

Individual Session £40
Couples session £50

People i help

Couples
Adults
Older adults

 
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