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 currently works within the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust working with alcohol and drug misuse and has private practice in Guildford and Godalming.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

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.


Additional information

Fees £60 per session (50 mins)

Concessions for low income/ unemployed/ benefits £45.00

Discount for student counsellors

The Eaves
3 Paris
Parklands, Railton Road

The Crescent Practice
13 Market Square
West Sussex
RH12 1EU

Type of session

In person
Paul Byford

Paul Byford