Paul Diorio

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Accredited NCPS, Regd MBACP, Masters Pastoral Counselling.
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Nelson, Lancs, BB9 7DR
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About me

I am a psychotherapist with over twenty years experience trained in the Transactional Analysis Model of Psychotherapy. 

I believe in the unique value of each individual, encouraging each client to explore their life issues in a safe and nurturing therapeutic relationship. Integrity and confidentiality is always assured.

I will help you, the client, to apply the insights gained from the therapeutic process to everyday life and relationships.

What is the ultimate goal of therapy? It is greater self-awareness; having a clear perception of your personality, including your strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions.

Self-awareness allows you to understand other people and how they perceive you. Self-awareness allows you to understand your attitudes and your responses to the situations around you, in each moment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Clinical 2009;

Advanced Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy 2007;

Masters Theological Studies Pastoral Counselling, 2001;

BA History , 1979.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am an Ordained Minister with thirty years experience in Pastoral Ministry and I offer confidential Christian Counselling to people within the faith community. 

I can help clients with their recovery, including those who have experienced spiritual abuse  and trauma due to an unhealthy church culture, authoritarian leadership, Cultic Churches , communities and groups. 

Spiritual abuse involves coercion, control, or exploitation by another person in a spiritual context. It can come from a faith leader or a partner who uses spiritual or religious beliefs or doctrine to exert power over you. Spiritual abuse can involve verbal, emotional, and/or physical violence.

Just like physical scars, spiritual abuse can leave emotional and mental scars and impact your Christian faith. With on-going therapy, I can help you, the  client, to become emotionally and spiritually healthy.  

I  work with Church leaders to help them  create a healthy church culture that will benefit  leadership and the congregation.  

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£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

50 minutes sessions.  

Individual £45.00   

Students £35.00 

Couples £65.00  ( One hour & 15 min sessions ) 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Lomeshaye Business Centre, Unit 220, Turner Road, Nelson, Lancs, BB9 7DR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Paul Diorio
Paul Diorio