Paul Murphy MA (Oxon) Dip.Couns. MBACP (Accred)
Whatever you're going through, you don’t have to go through it on your own.
Maybe you’re in pain and feel in a stuck place in your life or in a relationship.
Maybe you feel like you're playing the same scenes over and over and want something to shift but don’t know where to start.
I also offer coaching which is more goal focused work.
I am a qualified and accredited counsellor working in Butler's Cross just outside Wendover. I am an Accredited member of The BACP and The National Counselling Society and a member of the UK Association of Transactional Analysis and I abide by their professional code of Ethics.
Initially having worked as a teacher, I have many years experience in Creative Industry helping businesses connect with people with ideas. I see counselling as a creative process, helping people to connect with a new experience of themselves.
Issues I work with
I help people with stress, anxiety, depression, issues of self-worth, problems with weight, food, obsessive thoughts, problems with alcohol, addiction, trauma, grief, loss, redundancy, the loss of a relationship and life change.
But this isn't about a list, this is about you.
If you feel something is a problem for you, then it is and we can talk about it.
An initial meeting
We can have an initial meeting which will take around 20 minutes and will cost £15. From there we can see if I’m someone best placed to help you.
You can call, text or email me and we can take it from there.
Have a look at my website moreyoucounselling.co.uk to find out a little bit more about me and what I believe about counselling and psychotherapy.
I have a Infrequently Asked Questions page, for questions you might like the answers to but maybe didn't know you could ask. Questions like 'What are feelings for?' 'Do feelings hurt?' 'Can we change other people?'
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Accredited Member of BACP
4 years Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Training
Certificate in Counselling Skills [Advanced]
Certificate in Counselling
Course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
PGCE Secondary English
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
£45 for a 50 minute session for individuals
£65 for an hour session for couples
What I believe about us and about counselling.
I believe as children we create a survival plan to get our needs met and keep our heads above water in the environments we grow up in. We create our own child-sized lifejacket survival plan of how to think, feel and behave with ourselves and others.
As we grow older the lifejacket may stay the same size and like an adult wearing a child's lifejacket we might feel restricted in our freedom of movement of how to be more us in the world.
I think counselling is about looking at your patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that work for you and the ones that don't work so well for you.
I think counselling is about us understanding more about your lifejacket. And in the safety of a non-judging, confidential, safe, therapeutic relationship, as and when feels right for you, taking it off now and again, stretching and feeling more you in the world.
Couples counselling is slightly different to individual counselling. In couples work your relationship is the client. Together we'll look at your patterns of relating to each other that don't work so well for you anymore. Our work will be about understanding more about how your survival strategies might be interlocking with each other and what options you have to do it differently.
Couples counselling is about cleaner communication and about providing you with a safe, confidential space to more real with yourselves and each other, about what you both want from your relationship moving forward in your lives.
More You Counselling
I called my practice More You Counselling because that's what I think counselling is about. I think my work is to help you find more you available for you, the you that wants to grow, to be more you in the world.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|