Paul Byford

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BSc (Hons) BACP(Accredited) FDAP (Accredited)BABCP(member)
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Guildford GU1 & Horsham RH12
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About me

Paul is a BACP accredited integrative counsellor who works using a variety of different approaches to suit the individual according to their condition or the issues they wish to share.

Paul will use various contemporary research and evidence based therapeutic models including CBT( cognitive behavioural therapy ) MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy) and Humanistic Person Centred Therapy to facilitate change and to help people with various issues that may include but not exhaustive of Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Anger, Stress, Phobias, Self harm, Alcohol and Drug misuse, addiction to alcohol and drugs, gambling, porn, sex and a variety of other behavioural problems.

Paul has Practices in Central Guildford in Surrey and Central Horsham in Sussex.

Training, qualifications & experience

Paul obtained a BSc (Hons) in Addiction counselling awarded by the University of Bath.

He is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is also a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Paul has a wealth of experience across several multi disciplinary fields including NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) renowned residential rehabilitation centres, prisons and a successful Harley Street Practice.

Paul recently worked within the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust working with alcohol and drug misuse and has private practice in Guildford and Horsham. Paul also works with depression anxiety and OCD.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Paul specialises in working with alcohol and drug problems/addiction alongside more common issues like Anxiety and Depression.

Paul has a vast amount of knowledge and experience working with clients around alcohol and drug misuse and is successful in helping clients to achieve their goals around this common problem.

During his work within IAPT services, Paul has worked with a variety of problems and used a simple humanistic approach which is genuine, empathic, person centred and respectful.


£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Cigna
  • Vitality

Additional information

Fees £80.00 per session (50 mins)

Couples £100.00

Concessions for low income/ unemployed/ benefits £60.00

Discount for student counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday occasional evenings on request.Some Saturday mornings

Brighter Spaces, 54 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UA

The Crescent Practice, 13 Market Square, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1EU

Type of session

In person