Paul Berry Registered (MBACP) Dip. Adv Cert.

Paul Berry Registered (MBACP) Dip. Adv Cert.

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3 East Hill


07972 814496 / 01619207507

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About me

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.  Online Therapy using Skype and other platforms in response to the current changing public health problem.

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, stressed, uncertain or just very tired.

You may 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 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 of working with individuals and couples on many types of problem.  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, 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.

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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




        First session consultation £50.

        Online skype therapy session £50

        Individual £60

        Couples   £80

        Students/Unemployed £50 per session


        Students reduced fees if in full-time education.

        Further 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

        Colchester, CO1 2QL
        Sudbury, CO10

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: No
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access: No

        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


        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

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme