Paul Berry Registered (MBACP) Dip. Adv Cert.
07972 814496 / 01619207507
‘Your emotions will drive the decisions you make today, and your success may depend upon your ability to understand and interpret them.’ Mary C Lamia Ph.D. Psychology Today
Short notice appointments, get seen, heard and helped quickly.
Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a task, especially if you are feeling anxious, depressed or doubtful.
In these moments you may feel lost, confused, panicked, uncertain or just very tired. You have been considering finding help for a while now, and finally, you have decided to take that difficult step. All these feelings are natural, you are not alone in this. With professional help, you can feel more at ease.
A 50 minute reduced fee assessment session may help you decide if I am right for you.
We can work together in a confidential therapeutic relationship that will allow you to explore your experiences in a safe manner. I have experience of working with individuals and couples on many types of problem. Some of the problems I work with are listed below and you can also contact me if you are uncertain regarding your type of problem. Send and email or phone.
Our working relationship is important. For this reason, I currently offer a reduced fee for initial consultation, this will give you the opportunity to assess if my way of working feels right for you. How we connect with each other determines some of the outcomes we will achieve.
The way in which we work together will incorporate my skills, emotion-focused therapy methods and your feelings.
Emotion-focused therapy is an effective integrative humanistic therapy, supported by research evidence. The therapy integrates person-centred therapy, gestalt therapy, constructivist methods and psychodynamic ideas on relationship attachments. I aim to support you, value your decisions and offer therapeutic task interventions on whatever life experiences you wish to bring to therapy.
Psychological well-being is just as important as physical health and that is why I like to carry out this socially valuable and rewarding work. All round health is important to us all, adults, teenagers, children, elderly and society in general.
Appointments are available at short notice. My professional practices are in Colchester, Sudbury and Frinton.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Humanistic Emotion Focused Therapist holding professional qualifications in Humanistic integrative counselling (BACP Accredited Programme Gold Book Standards) and Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip).
I also hold advanced professional training certificates (Adv Cert) in Emotion Focused Therapy. This is an empirically validated method that biases my work towards process experiential emotion-focused psychotherapy.
Other training includes psychology, core concepts of mental health, understanding fear and sadness, neurology of psychological distress, and emotionally-focussed couples therapy.
My experience covers a wide range of problems. All of my case work is confidentially supported by a registered BACP supervisor, this is in line with BACP professional requirements.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- 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)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Process experiential emotion focused therapy (neohumanistic person centred) - Please ask for more information about this or check out my website.
Research validated - Evidence based practice
First session consultation £50.
Students/Unemployed £45 per session
I offer concessions for unemployed and students.
Long-term therapy reduced charges ( ask for details )
Initial consultation appointments available in Sudbury, Colchester and Frinton.
I also offer concessions for people who are referred by their GP (email for information)
In some instances, I can offer a Skype call for the initial introduction.
My mobile number 07972814496 and I will get back to you.
Alternatively, 01619207507 will put you through to a receptionist when I am not available, you may leave a message for me to contact you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sudbury - One flight of stairs Colchester and Frinton disabled access
Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings. Weekdays and weekends. Short notice appointments available - reduced fee first session. Sudbury, Colchester and Frinton -- see home website for more details.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|