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Paul Berry (MBACP) Counsellor & Psychotherapist. DIP

Sudbury CO10 & Colchester CO1

About me

Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a daunting task, especially if you are feeling anxious and uncertain.  At this moment it's a difficult choice!

I offer short notice appointments, so you get seen, heard, and helped quickly.  Working with individuals and couples, in locations they choose.

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

You may have been considering finding help for a while now, and finally, you have decided to take that first 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 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, the elderly, and society in general.

Appointments are available at short notice.

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.

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


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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotion Dysregulation

Attachment Injury

Attachment Trauma

Trauma Bonding

Stockholm Syndrome

Separation Anxiety


Therapies offered

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



First session consultation £50.

Online (Zoom, Skype, Whats App, Signal, Hushmail) therapy session £60

Individual £60

Couples   £80

Students/Unemployed £50 per session


Students reduced fees if in full-time education.

Keyworker rate

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Further information

In some instances, I can offer a Skype call for the initial introduction if that's something you would like?

I also offer therapy outside in the environment (following government guidelines).

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.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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

Sudbury - One flight of stairs. Frinton has a single step. Colchester has disabled access. I have listed as no access because Sudbury is not suitable for wheelchair access


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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