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Chris Paul (MA., UKCP registered, MBACP)

Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3JA
07515759587 Registered / Accredited
Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3JA

About me

I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy for adults in the Marlborough and Hungerford area. Counselling and Psychotherapy are both talking therapies that can help you with a range of emotional problems and mental health issues. I offer a safe environment to help you explore and express your feelings, understand problems you face, or think through changes you may want to make in your life. Therapy can help you cope with difficulties and get the most from your life; I don’t give advice or make judgements about how to change things, but help you uncover your own insight and understanding of your problems providing you with the tools that help you to resolve them.

My approach is based on looking beyond symptoms and crises to understand what they mean for you. While we will be working to reduce and eliminate those symptoms, this is often best done by looking at the experience. As one of my clients said, "when you look at bad things they go away". Additionally we can find meaning from difficult thoughts or feelings, which often point us towards a life that is more satisfying. For example, when working with an addiction we might explore uncomfortable emotions that addiction allows you to manage.

What you can expect

Therapy can take time, as often it is necessary to explore unconscious feelings and attitudes. For example, you may feel anxious or depressed but not know why those feelings are so often present or overwhelming. Therapy is a journey and a single session is seldom enough. I can work with you for as long as it takes.

How we work together depends on the issues you want to explore. Normally we meet weekly at a regular time for just under an hour, either face to face or using Skype. The first session is spent exploring what you want to use therapy for, your history and any impact this has on you. If you decide therapy will help you, we spend five more sessions exploring your issues, reviewing our work together at the end of that period. At that point we may decide to continue in an open ended fashion until you feel your journey is done.

Contact me

Contact me now to see if working together could be beneficial for you. You can send an email via this site or call on 07515759587.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis Trust (equivalent level 7). Course accredited by Middlesex University, UKCP.

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, Psychosynthesis Trust (equivalent level 7). Course accredited by Middlesex University, BACP, UKCP.

Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching, Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC). Course accredited by Middlesex University; EMCC, ICF, AC recognised course.

Other qualifications:

  • Foundations in Psychosynthesis Counselling (Psychosynthesis Education Trust)
  • Master of Business Administration (Open University, Distinction)
  • BA Hons. (Exeter)

I undertake regular professional development training.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

Depending on circumstances and your preference, sessions can be face to face, by telephone, or through Skype. Often the initial session is followed by six more, with a review at that point to decide if further sessions are required.

Sessions last an hour and cost £55. From 1st April 2020 the cost will rise to £60.

Prices are reviewed annually. I accept cash or BACS payments.

Rates for corporate clients who want a service for executives, board members or staff are available on request. Please contact me directly.

Further information

My passion is working with people to help make a difference to their lives. To achieve this I use creative techniques, including imagery and creative thinking, so that’s why my company is called “Creative Difference”. I have a special interest in helping people find meaningful life paths. I provide training to charity staff on communication, how to work with vulnerable people, and skills for dealing with challenging or aggressive behaviour. I have a long history of working with vulnerable people myself, including the homeless, young people, and people with histories of addiction, offending, mental health and abuse. I have worked in central London boroughs and overseas in Africa, giving me a deep appreciation of diversity issues and the ability to work with a wide range of people.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (member No. 754854, registration certificate No. 145262), following their Ethical Framework.

Chisbury
Marlborough
Wiltshire
SN8 3JA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There are no stairs to my room and it is possible to park right outside the door, which has a small step up.

Availability

Monday to Friday, 10am to 8pm, but early morning appointments available before normal working hours if required.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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