Paul Collison,MBACP,Dip.Individual,Young person & Couples Counsellor
Wokingham Therapy Clinic
49 Denmark Street
07846477726 / 07846477726
When sitting with Individual clients I acknowledge the healing influence when taking time out of their busy lives to hear their own voices communicate issues and concerns they may be facing . I believe that this is helped along by the Therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential and judgement-free environment where you can explore and talk about your issues. Some issues you might be struggling with might be Addictions, feelings of Anxiety, Depression or Low self esteem. You might have feelings of being overwhelmed or uncertain with life. You might be feeling Stressed or have Relationship Issues . you maybe feeling as though you no longer have a clear vision of what you desire from life or Feel unable to cope with life. Sometimes lives feel like one big Whirlwind of things to do, with lots of uncertain decisions to make. Uncertainty can feel really scary, this can lead to feelings of being out of control. Counselling can be a space to work through and make sense of your life.
If in a relationship you might be finding you have Repetitive fighting and Negative cycles in your relationships, Communication difficulties, Struggles with Intimacy, sexual difficulties, Infidelity within your relationship I believe healing for Couples comes from having a third party in the room, helping the couple hear each other. I've noticed that when couples are in a challenging relationship it can seem difficult to actually hear each other through the emotions that might be involved. My job as a couples counsellor is to help couples to hear each other again without the distortion of these angry emotions I also believe by bringing a couple out of their normal environment and into a comfortable therapy room with a non- judgemental understanding third party such as a couples counsellor, a couple can begin to communicate again.Less tense times might be forgotten over time, it can be helpful to explore and reflect on these times ,when it all seemed to free flow
I have experience working with 12-25 year olds, some of the issues I support, help and heal are, Anger, Aggression, Rage, Problems at school, low confidence, low self-worth, Body Image, bullying, feelings of wanting to harm, Feeling alone in the world, isolation and many more. When sitting with young clients I acknowledge how threatening it might first feel sitting with an adult. My aim is to help the young person feel comfortable sitting with me, I feel the worst thing to do when sitting with a young person is to sit in silence, my job is to help build the trust and therapeutic connection. I seem to have a natural ability to connect with a young person, which helps them open up and feel safe doing so
Feel free to call me on 07846477726 to book a session.
I am more than happy for you to call for a free brief consultation to see how you feel working with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
L1 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
L4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling (CPCAB)
I work at Relate as a relationship counsellor
I work in a school as a school Therapist for adolescents.
I have a vast background and experience working with addictions of all kinds.
I abide by and belong to the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, code of ethics.(www.bacp.co.uk)
I manage a busy and successful private practice in Wokingham
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience inworking with Pornography addiction.
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£ 50 a session for indivdial clients.
£ 60 a session for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available monday-saturday. 8am-9pm
Types of client