Paul Carter (BACP Accredited)
In need of help or some support? Counselling can help.
I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist since 2003. I work with short-term clients using CBT and solution focused models. The aim here is to help clients to learn strategies and solutions for coping with their difficulties. I also work with gestalt and the person centred models. These models are more relational working in the "here and now" of what is going on relationally between the client and myself. These models are more suited to longer term work to assist clients to find their way through the difficulties they are experiencing. I work with body, thoughts, feelings & emotions. I work with both individuals and couples.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I expect in the first session?
It is quite normal to feel nervous or anxious at the first session. I will introduce myself and ask you some questions in order to find out more information about your reason for coming for counselling and get an idea of what you want to achieve.
What will happen in other sessions?
I will encourage you to tell me about the difficulties you are experiencing and help you to work through your difficulties in order for you to find solutions or ways of accepting your situation.
How long will I need to come for counselling?
This depends on the nature of your difficulty. It also depends on your commitment to change. People change at different rates and there are no right or wrong time periods as some people adapt to change more quickly or slowly than others. Making changes in your life is not always easy and is the reason that you are experiencing difficulties.
Where do I work?
I am a counsellor in Kingswinford, Birmingham and Oldbury.
What is counselling?
Counselling is getting assistance from a professional such as myself, to explore personal, social or psychological difficulties in confidence.
How do I make an appointment?
Call me on 07843 813537. Please leave a message if I can’t answer your call and I’ll call you back as soon as possible.
If you have any other questions or enquiries please call or send me a message by completing the online enquiry form.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor. BACP is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counsellors take an examination to qualify for accreditation by BACP in order to keep high standards of counselling.
Ways I Can Help:
Have you become frustrated with bringing about change in your life? Or maybe life events are beginning to cause you difficulties and you want a solution. Perhaps you have thoughts or feelings about events in your life - or experience them physical in your body.
Together we can:
- Identify current difficulties more clearly and work out how you can resolve or deal with them
- Look at repeating patterns in your life that lead to feeling stuck
- Support changes you want and find new ways forward
These things are best done in the context of a confidential relationship that is honest and supportive in creating growth. I can offer you this kind of relationship which can be formed and built in safety when in counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a counsellor I have undertaken the following in order to reach the level of experience I have attained.
Diploma in Counselling.
Completed training as a Psychotherapist.
BACP Accredited (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Have an up to date CRB.
Have been working as a Counsellor since 2003.
Working with a wide range of difficulties and clients.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Certificate in Couples Counselling.
- Certificate in Developmental Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Person Centred Supervision.
Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Long term illness, disability and life threatening health conditions.
I accept payment by:
Debit and Credit card
Bank transfer (only in advance).
The most you will be asked to pay for a one-to-one counselling session is £40.
The most you will pay for couples counselling is £50.
Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes.
The most other counsellors or trainee counsellors will pay for supervision is £50 per hour.
Call for informal information and to negotiate a fee you can afford and ask whether I work with the difficulties you are experiencing.
Please note I will only available Fridays at the Birmingham Counselling Services.
There is usually space for parking outside and this is a safe, quiet residential area.
Buses 254 & 255 pass the end of the street.
Several other bus services also come nearby.
I am prepared to travel and will consider work outside of my immediate area for both individuals and organisations.