Paul Gould BACP Accredited Member

Paul Gould BACP Accredited Member

Therapies @ About Backs & Bones
506 Duffield Road
Allestree
Derbyshire
DE22 2DL

01332 553332 / 07816 749312

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Therapies @ About Backs & Bones
506 Duffield Road
Allestree
Derbyshire
DE22 2DL

01332 553332 / 07816 749312

About me

Hello, my name is Paul. Are you looking for someone that can offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, find different ways of dealing with, or to enable them to make changes to improve their lives.

The aim of counselling is to allow you the opportunity to explore your feelings in a setting that is safe, non-judgemental and confidential, working together towards re-discovering ways to enhance your life.

Listening is a fundamental part of counselling and psychotherapy, and I will actively listen, giving feedback from time to time, guiding you to explore the problem you bring, allowing you to come to a new understanding of what is happening to you and why. There will be no rush, you can go at your own pace.

Most of us carry things from the past that stop us being the person we were meant to be today; life can be tough, and can feel overwhelming and difficult to deal with on your own.

Spirituality
I am always open to discussing issues around faith, religion and spirituality as part of the counselling process.

I would feel privileged to assist you on your journey to find the real you.


I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to it's ethical framework. www.bacp.co.uk

Sessions are 1 hour and usually once a week. I offer short and long term counselling.

Initial session is £30,why not come along and you can have an experience of what counselling is like and if you feel it's right for you.

Reduced fees for students requiring counselling as part of their ongoing training requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified to Level 5 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling. Person-centred / Client centred Counselling.

Please take a look at the person centred counselling approach at the end of this profile.

Trained for 5 years in Counselling skills theory and practice.

Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Care.

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Creative Therapeutic Interventions.

Cruse Bereavement Certificate in Supervision.

Cruse Bereavement Certificate in Group work Facilitation.

Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

I am a qualified Counsellor and Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). This ensures that I work to the standards and ethics required as an independent practitioner.

As well as my private practice I work in the voluntary sector, working with bereavement one to one support and also facilitation of Bereavement Group Work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Major Life Changes
Separation and Divorce
Relationship issues / Past or Present
Past experiences
Low self-Esteem
Lacking confidence
Exploring who you really are

Also: loneliness, life transitions (such as career change, moving house/area, empty nest, new parenthood), work issues, low mood, bullying, loss, bereavement, spiritual exploration and personal development.

Please take a look at the person centred counselling approach at the end of this profile.

Therapies offered

Fees


First session £30 all clients

Individual clients: £40 per session after first session

Reduced fees for students requiring counselling as part of their ongoing training requirements.

Concessions may be available for individuals on low income or benefits.

Daytime and evening appointments are available Monday - Friday.

Weekend appointments in some circumstances if required.

Further information

Person-Centred Counselling (also known as “Client-Centred” or Rogerian” counselling)

This approach to counselling and psychotherapy sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. But this is inevitably blocked or distorted by our life experiences, in particular those who tell us we are only loved or valued if we behave in certain ways and not others, or have certain feelings and not others. As a result, because we have a deep need to feel valued, we tend to distort or deny to our awareness those of our inner experiences that we believe will not be acceptable.

The counsellor or psychotherapist in this approach aims to provide an environment in which the client does not feel under threat or judgement. This enables the client to experience and accept more of who they are as a person, and reconnect with their own values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with their inner resources enables them to find their own way to move forward.

The counsellor or psychotherapist works to understand the client's experience from the client's point of view, and to positively value the client as a person in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and genuine as another human being. These attitudes of the therapist towards the client will only be helpful if the client experiences them as real within the relationship, and so the nature of the relationship that the counsellor and client create between themselves is crucial for the success of therapy.


Maps & Directions

Allestree, DE22 2DL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday to Friday 9-30 am until 8-00 pm. Saturday 9-30 am until 4-00 pm

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