Paul Venables MA Ad Dip UKCP BACP
I am an experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor working for the NHS, Gloucestershire Occupational Health and in private practice, in the Cotwolds. I provide a calm and secure place for personal reflection- a space to work through difficulties and problems, discretely and in a beautiful rural setting.
I am an Integrative therapist - this means I allow the individuals needs to inform the way in which we work together. I do pay special attention to the way relationships from the past impact on our lives, as well as finding practical ways of coping with stressful and challenging situations.
As well as my private practice I am a tutor on the MA programme at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University).
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy( Minster Centre, London).
Supervision training at the Metanoia Institute London.
Associate Member of the ISIS Centre Oxford.
Resident Psychotherapist for Gloucestershire Occupational Health.
Course co-author and facilitator for 'Emotional Resilience' training, Gloucestershire County Council.
Tutor on the MA in Psychotherapy at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience in dealing with work place bullying, as well as M.E. and stress related illness.
I have a private practice in Stroud and I also work as a Psychotherapist at the Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre. I can see clients at either of these locations.