Paul Butler

Paul Butler


07719 254703

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About me

I have previous worked in both Physical Rehabilitation and Mental Health but retrained in Counselling as I appreciated that it was often feelings, emotional adjustment and relationships that could be the most difficult areas for individuals to face. In addition to this past difficulties and experiences can still be having an impact on the present day with ongoing feelings of sadness, anxiety and depression.

As a Counsellor I will offer you a safe, relaxed,respectful and non-judgemental space, within which I hope you will feel really 'heard', supported and accepted as we explore the issues that are troubling you. In doing this I aim to enable you respect and listen to yourself, identify your own needs. From this point we can identify your own strengths so enhancing your self belief and confidence to move forward making the decisions that are right for you.

I am a qualified integrative therapist and, as a result, use several models depending on your individual needs and preferences including Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural and Transactional Analysis. However, the approach that underpins my work is that of Person Centred Therapy with its core values of Acceptance, Empathy and Congruency, which always  places the individual and their needs at the heart of the process. I believe that I bring warmth, calmness and empathy into my work and and will always be supportive of you as you begin to explore your own feelings and thoughts. My belief is that as you gain more insight into your 'self' you will inevitably feel more empowered and able to cope better with the challenges that life can present that can often lead to us feeling low and anxious under estimating our own abilities and strengths.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a registered member of the BACP I ensure I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and, to assist in this, have regular supervision from an experienced supervisor. I hold professional indemnity insurance and undertake further training to update and develop my skills. I work as a Counsellor for Clarity, a Mental Health Charity, and CRUSE, a charity focusing on bereavement.

I hold the following qualifications:

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Levels 3 Counselling Studies Certificate
Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate
Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse – Ascentis accredited)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer 60 minute sessions  at £35.

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer.

Further information

Making the first move towards counselling can be a big step in which I hope I can make you feel confident in taking. Indeed as Martin Luther King, Junior stated 'You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.'

Please do not hesitate to phone or email me and I will endeavour to get back in touch within 48 hours unless I am away in which case I will leave a message on my phone.

My working days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Maps & Directions

Chulmleigh, EX18

Type of session

Online counselling: No
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

Short slopping drive with a step of approximately 25cm into the hallway. Office off hallway accessed by narrow door and toilet adjacent to office.


My working days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Types of client

Older adults