Paul West, BSc (Hons) Psych. Reg. MBACP

Paul West, BSc (Hons) Psych.  Reg. MBACP

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Suite 102
Premier House
170 Ferensway
Hull
East Riding Of Yorkshire
HU1 3UF

01482 588788 / 07967 939248

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Suite 102
Premier House
170 Ferensway
Hull
East Riding Of Yorkshire
HU1 3UF

01482 588788 / 07967 939248

About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor with a broad range of counselling experience over 10 years, working with individual adults and couples providing both short-term and long-term face to face counselling.

I offer an Integrated, developmental-relational therapeutic approach providing individuals and couples with a warm, accepting and genuine environment in which they can explore issues, clarify choices and make decisions.

My aim is that through therapy you will achieve greater decision making in your life. In gaining some understanding of your inner world, I can help facilitate a period of acceptance and change by enabling you to talk about emotional difficulties and periods of crisis.

Within the past 10 years I have supported people who have worked on a wide range of issues. These have included;

  • Anxiety
  • Low self esteem

  • Depression

  • Identity crisis

  • Relationship issues

  • Sexuality issues

  • Disability issues

  • Loss and bereavement

  • Work and career related issues

  • Loss of meaning or direction

  • Post Traumatic Stress – including military service personnel

  • Military Service Issues

  • Rape and Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Self harm
  • Dissociation Identity Disorder (DID)

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (Reg MBACP). I am bound by its ethical framework and subject to its Complaints Procedure. I am also a member of the United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration (UKAPI).

I am in ongoing professional supervision in accordance with the BACP ethical framework.

I can offer to see clients during the daytime as well as outside of normal working hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 10 years experience in the field, having been trained in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. I am experienced in working with a wide range of clients, both individuals and couples, dealing with short-term challenges through to deep-rooted historical issues requiring longer term therapy.

I have also long term experience working with dissociation of both male and female survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, along with using my long career, experience and understanding of the military to work with serving and veterans who have mental health issues.

My academic training includes a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Degree in Integrative Counselling from the University of Hull. I have trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist, meaning that I am able to draw on a range of approaches in working with my clients ranging from exploring how their past experiences, such as childhood, are influencing the present, through to understanding how people make meaning in their lives.

I have completed the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD), UK Network Foundation Course in Dissociation and Trauma.

I am a therapist within a Qualified Provider (AQP) counselling service for the NHS under the Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) banner.

I am also a therapeutic sub-contractor for a company contracted to Hull's "Lets Talk" DASH (Depression and Anxiety Services Hull) within the NHS.

I have also been involved with several employers with the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individual sessions last for the duration of 50 minutes with fees starting from £40.00 (this applies to private clients).

I also operate a varying scale for 3rd party referrals/payments which is paid after each session unless otherwise agreed or paid by a third party.

For Couples Counselling I offer a one hour Couples Counselling session at a fee of £50 or £75 for an hour and a half session.

Free parking is available at premises in Hull City Centre, with disability access.

Further information

Publication: In 2007 The European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy (EJQRP) Issue 2, published my collaborative research into the death of a parent. Entitled "A Phenomenological Exploration of the Loss of a Parent in Childhood".

Maps & Directions

Hull, HU1 3UF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

0900 - 2000 hours. Weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
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