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MBACP, UKCP Msc Integrative Psychotherapist

About me

Please note that I continue to offer support during COVID-19 social distancing is observed, often sessions can be started by phone or video and we have the option of face to face when it feels safe to do so.

Introduction.

Hello my name is Paul Wheatley and I am a fully qualified and accredited male psychotherapist registered with the UKCP. I am also a counsellor and a fully registered member of the BACP which means I abide by there professional ethics and codes of conduct. I am also a member of UPCS.

My aim is to offer you a confidential, ethical and professional service for adults aged 18 and over. A service that is also very caring, encouraging and genuinely supportive.

I offer therapy both face to face or via video calling or telephone.

How can I help?

I am happy to support you with any concerns, on a short term basis, or with deeper issues that take us on a longer journey.
I offer you a genuine, authentic, warm and trusting environment in which to help you explore and develop enough support and insight to make the choices that are right for you as an individual.
I am keen to understand how you're impacted by your experiences and I will usually share my own response to what you bring in order to help you begin to raise your own awareness and open up new choices that before may have felt elusive.

I have worked with issues of loss, bereavement, relationship breakdown, anxiety, sexuality, trauma, anger management, abuse, depression, job loss and change, as well as the distress & confusion from recent or historical traumatic experiences.

For more information please contact me.

My experience is that therapy works and I have seen change in my clients.

Therapy sessions are often lively, creative, challenging and profoundly enlightening. Imagine having someone genuinely interested in YOU and committed to helping you live the life that you choose.

You may also look at my website, www.pauljameswheatley.com

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters (Msc) in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy - Birmingham University
  • Level 7 Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy - Birmingham University.
  • NCFE Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • NCFE Levels 1-5 in Integrative Counselling
  • Several years experience in NHS practice.
  • Experience of mental health placement
  • Experience of private practice.

Member organisations

BACP

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

'Kink Aware' Counselling

Sexuality and sexual issues

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My usual fee is £40 - £55 a session depending on times / days. There are some lower fee concessional places available for students or those on a very low income. Please contact me for more information on fees as I try to be flexible and accommodate those in need of support.

When I work

Daytimes and evenings

Further information

You can also find me listed on the BACP website as a therapist in the local area. I adhere to the BACP codes of ethics and good practice.

Birmingham Counselling Services, Gibb Street, Custard Factory, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4AA

Birmingham Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 127 / 131 Pottery Road, Oldbury, Birmingham, West Midlands, B68 9HE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme