Paul McNamara MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor who may be able to help you. Sometimes things can overwhelm us and its hard to know where to turn. Counselling can help us begin to understand our thoughts and feelings and together we can work through the issues that are important to you.
I offer different types of counselling to suit each person, so, our sessions would be tailor made for you.
Our first meeting would be an assessment: a chance for us to meet each other and to see if we would be able to work together, and to begin to speak about your needs in counselling.
For some clients the counselling may be short term, perhaps 6, 8 or 10 weeks; for others it might be longer.
Whoever the client, and however long or short the work, our aim would be to enable you to arrive at where you want to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford and have a Diploma in Integral Therapeutic Counselling.
I have my own practice in Brentwood at two locations.
I also work for OACS, (Open Adult Counselling Service) based in Benfleet and Rayleigh as a volunteer counsellor. www.oacs.org.uk
I also work as a Bereavement Support Facilitator leading bereavement groups and courses throughout Essex.
I am a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work according to their ethical framework.
My practice has addressed issues of depression; anxiety; relationship breakdown; anger management; stress; bereavement; the loss of pets, sexual abuse; the ageing process; and spiritual/transpersonal issues. For a comprehensive list of issues, please see elsewhere in this profile.
I also work with counselling students who may be required to have counselling as part of their training course.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
My fees are normally £35.00 for one to one counselling. However concessions are available (unwaged/low waged, students etc.which can be discussed).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|