Paul Beck, Reg. MBACP (accred)
Paul Beck Counselling & Psychotherapy - BACP Accredited Psychotherapist providing therapy services in Dorking, Surrey for depression, anxiety, relationship problems, work stress and more.
My name's Paul and I work as an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. This essentially means that I use a number of counselling approaches depending on the person coming to counselling and what they wish to achieve from it. This may involve focusing on specific problems, or a chance to explore concerns in a more open way.
I specialise in a number of areas, such as:
- Relationship issues
- Work stress
- Low self esteem
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Talking about what is troubling you and feeling listened to are important first steps. If you'd like to talk about what's worrying you and decide whether you'd like to work with me, please email
The benefits of talking therapy
Many people find that talking to a counsellor is a way of feeling listened to and supported. This can then allow us to explore problems in more depth, and find a new sense of direction. In particular, looking at current and past relationships is an invaluable way of seeing and unlocking negative patterns and finding new ways of connecting.
In a nutshell, talking therapy can help you to:
- Feel listened to and understood
- Explore current and long term problems
- Understand current and previous relationships
- Free yourself from the underlying patterns and causes of stress and ill health.
As we progress there is also the opportunity to explore issues such as anxiety, depression and low self esteem in more depth, to make connections and understand how they affect relationships.
One approach I use Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), is a NICE approved therapy recommended by the NHS for depression and related relationship issues. It is a short term (usually about 16 weeks) structured therapy that focuses on the connections between depression and relationship problems.
What to expect on your first visit
The first contact with a counsellor can sometimes seem daunting - however, I aim to be informal and helpful so that you can make an informed decision as to whether you'd like us to work together.
When we first meet we will talk about what is troubling you, and I will ask about some history and personal and family background. We will then discuss possible approaches within counselling or psychotherapy that might suit you. You can then decide whether this is the right approach for you and whether you would like to continue.
If you'd like to make a start today please email
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and professional registrations
I have an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I'm also a trained as an Interpersonal Psychotherapist (IPT) which is an NICE approved therapy to help those with depression and associated relationship problems.
I have extensive experience of working within the NHS in an outpatient department in a hospital, within GP surgeries and for NHS Primary Healthcare for people suffering from anxiety, depression and relationship problems. I have also worked as a counsellor for a charity providing support for those affected by cancer.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked in the fields of teaching, and project management for a number of public and private organisations. This experience in particular has given me some insight into some of the problems of working both in small and large organisations, and I have a particular interest in how the stresses of the workplace can be managed.
I have been practising mindfulness and meditation techniques for over 30 years and where appropriate integrate these into my therapy practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I charge £30 for an initial consultation
My rates are £50 for evening appointments and £40 for daytime with some reduced rates (during the day) for those on a low income. Please feel free to email if you'd like to discuss this further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|