Paul Cockayne MBACP (Accred)

Paul Cockayne MBACP (Accred)


07791 970406

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About me

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

To book an appointment, or for more information, you can contact me via email on 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.

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£60 an hour

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Wokingham, RG41

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Supervision & training

Just as the success of counselling hinges on the therapeutic_relationship between counsellor and client, so, I believe, the success of supervision hinges on the supervisory relationship.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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