Dharma Paul, IPSS, UKCP, BACP
I am a highly qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I work with individual adults, couples and those in other relationships. My specialisations include abuse, addiction, anxiety, cultural issues, depression, disability, mental health issues, relationships, trauma and work-related issues.
I aim to understand what you need whatever your background, location and situation. I operate a sliding scale for fees according to your circumstances.
As a face-to-face, confidential counsellor and therapist, I will not push you in any particular direction or tell you how I feel you should solve your problems. Instead, we will think together about the issues that affect you, and explore your feelings and thoughts.
Training, qualifications & experience
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I also have many years experience working with, facilitating and coordinating the development of children and adolescents. Such young people included those with moderate, severe and complex learning difficulties.
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.
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
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
Altered Body Image, Apathy, Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) and Mixed Race Issues, Culture Shock, Despair, Dissociation, Dread, Education, Employment, Faith Issues, Hysteria, Identity, Impulsive Behaviour, Integration of Experience, Isolation, Loss, Narcissism, Negative Thoughts, Perfectionism, Phobias, Physical Illness, Religious Cult and Sect Leavers, Repetitive Negative Patterns, Separation, Shame, Sleep Problems, Transitions, Unresolved Issues
The fees for an initial 90-minute consultation then any second session for individuals are each £60. The fees for an initial 120-minute consultation then any second session for couples are each £85.
The fee for further 50-minute sessions is between £40 and £80. The fee for couples (ongoing 60-minute sessions) is between £70 and £100. We will discuss and agree this when we meet.
Fees are payable directly to me, in cash or by cheque. I do not accept payment by credit or debit cards.