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About me

I see individuals and couples, either face to face or online using Zoom.

Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a daunting task, especially if you are feeling anxious and uncertain.  I have many years of experience across a broad range of problems, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and relationship issues.

I offer short notice appointments, so you get seen, heard, and helped quickly.  You choose a location and time that works for you.

  • Sudbury
  • Colchester
  • Frinton
  • Clacton
  • Outside locations
  • ZOOM Online

You may have been considering finding help for a while now, and finally, you have decided to take that step.  All these anxious feelings are natural, you are not alone in this.  With professional help, you can feel more at ease.

'Research findings have shown that some therapy is better than no therapy at all'

A 50-minute reduced fee assessment session may help you decide if I am the right Therapist for you.  You can also contact me if you are uncertain regarding your type of problem. Send an email or phone.

We can work together in a confidential therapeutic relationship that will allow you to explore your experiences in a safe manner.  I have experience working with individuals and couples on many types of problems.  How we connect with each other determines some of the outcomes we will achieve.

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. 

Appointments are available at short notice.

Training, qualifications & experience

A registered therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have worked internationally with many people and many different types of problem.  I have a vast amount of experience working online and many years of face to face therapy.

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.

Online therapy experience and university studies around the complexities of online work.

My experience covers a wide range of problems. All of my casework is confidentially supported by a registered BACP supervisor, this is in line with BACP professional requirements.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotion regulation

Attachment Injury

Attachment Trauma

Trauma Bonding

Stockholm Syndrome

Separation Anxiety

OCPD

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

From £40.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees

First session consultation face to face £50 Individual, Couples £60

Online Zoom Counselling Session £50

Individual Face to Face £60

Couples   £80

Students/Unemployed £50 per session face to face

Student/unemployed/keyworker online £40

Any work undertaken at the weekend incurs a £10 additional charge.


Concessions

Students reduced fees if in full-time education.


Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

All-day Weekdays and Weekends, including Evenings. Short notice appointments available - reduced fee first session. Sudbury, Colchester, Clacton,  Frinton and Online

Further information

I also offer therapy outside in the environment, depending on the type of problem.

My mobile number 07972814496 and I will get back to you.

Life Force
3 East Hill
Colchester
Essex
CO1 2QL

1B Station Road
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 2SP

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

My Colchester practice has wheelchair access.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Paul Berry (MBACP) Counsellor & Psychotherapist. DIP

Paul Berry (MBACP) Counsellor & Psychotherapist. DIP