Paul Barrett is an integrative psychotherapist based in Barnes, South West London, Chelsea and Paddington. He is a fully clinical accredited UKCP counsellor and psychotherapist. He is also a member of the BACP, CCPE, EMDR UK & Ireland and adheres to their codes of conducts and ethical frameworks.
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process and its essential that you feel comfortable enough to share memories and information that will help with the therapy process. Whatever your reasons for seeking help with an issue, it takes courage to do so. People are often fearful of ‘exposing’ their deepest selves and of trying and failing. With the help of the right therapist you can promote self-confidence, encourage self-growth, improve relationships and reduce emotional fear and suffering.
Paul has a proven track record in helping many clients move forward with their lives and is recognised for his gentle and empathetic approach.
Integrative psychotherapy uses tools and techniques from a wide source of theoretical backgrounds. The client’s safety is the most important aspect of therapy, as a safe environment that enables the client to work through their processes.
Ultimately, it’s the relationship between the therapist and client that aids the healing process. This relationship is built on trust, which is earned by the therapist. This level of trust is not a given.
Non judgemental therapy, with no blame, no shame, no crucifixion, is fundamental for both the client, and/or anyone else who might be discussed in the therapy. The importance is, whatever happened, and how the client felt, or was affected by the experience.
Over the years he has worked with people suffering from stress as a result of neglect or abuse, often related to early childhood relationships, and how these impact upon their present relationship difficulties. Alongside the past, Paul looks at the present, and how repeated patterns of thinking may stop the client from moving forward. Clients will be able to work in a safe environment and find understanding, where the problems originate. Acknowledgment, together with processing the feelings, gives us the opportunity to heal and move forward in our present lives.
Paul’s specialist areas include anxiety, stress, depression, relationships issues, anger, loss, trauma, and ADDICTIONS. He has a full knowledge of 12 step programmes and also works with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and is an EMDR therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Paul is a member of both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
- 5-year UKCP postgraduate diploma course in counselling and psychotherapy.
- Foundation course in counselling at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE).
- Paul also has experience of using therapeutic interventions with clients suffering from alcohol misuse at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
- Paul also provides pro bono work to The Volunteer Centre, Kensington & Chelsea
Paul has experience working with clients experiencing difficulties with:
- Addictions including alcohol, drugs, sex and gambling
- Abusive relationships
- Childhood trauma
- Stress and anxiety
- Grief and loss
- panic attacks
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Saturday
Types of client