Paul Cockayne MBACP (Accred)
My style as a counsellor is flexible and informal. I believe in tailoring my style to your needs as clients, so I do not work to any sort of fixed programme of counselling or with a rigid framework. At our first meeting we will discuss how you would like to work together, what your objectives are and what sort of approach you would like. I normally suggest that we meet weekly, but that is not fixed in stone, we can meet more or less often, generally at my practice in Wokingham.
I work with both individuals and with couples. In my couple work I often find that the key to success in dealing with relationship issues lies in finding the right way to communicate - both within the counselling environment and outside it. Problems may seem insurmountable, deadlocks may seem unbreakable but if we are able to listen to our partners properly and respect their point of view, compromises can suddenly appear as if by magic.
If you'd like to find out more about me, you can visit my website and read my counselling blog at http://paulcockayne.com
To book an appointment, or for more information, you can contact me via email on email@example.com or ring me on 07791 970406.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Relate-trained counsellor with extensive experience, and have been awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Couple Counselling. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) and a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor. I work to the BACP code of ethics.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 an hour
I was educated at Oxford University, where I studied Maths and Philosophy when my social life allowed. I graduated in 1976 with a third class degree, much to my surprise and delight. I then spent a couple of years working as a musician before deciding to get a proper job by joining the booming IT industry. As my interest in computers declined, my interest in people increased, leading me into my current career as a counsellor and trainer.