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MBACP

About me

Hi and welcome.

I specialise in helping people deal with the uncomfortable realities we face in the process of living. The discomfort has many names and strengths, such as sadness, anxiety, panic attacks, or stress. These are the symptoms of something deeper that is reaching into your life and trying to control your experience. We have old patterns of behavior that are unconscious and unhelpful. 

I will help you uncover the reasons for the way you are feeling- we will find out how you want to feel and find a way to move towards a reality that allows those feelings.

We will work on two levels: Mind and Body

For the Mind: I offer a safe and accepting space to explore the ways in which the challenges you are experiencing are affecting your relationships. This is both your relationship with people or your relationship with yourself.  Exploration leads to understanding and understanding is empowering. Sometimes that understanding is enough to let go and move on. If not, then the body is available to access the emotions at the source and release them.

For the Body: We will use embodiment techniques to release old feelings and tensions that exist under the surface and can have a strong impact on our decision-making.

It is my belief that all the answers lie within you. Together, we can uncover the obstacles that prevent meaningful connections and happiness. Once the obstacles are uncovered and released, they no longer sabotage our experiences and the symptoms will ease off.

Best wishes

Paul

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP and my background training is as a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. I am experienced in mindfulness and using meditation to re-write the unconscious programs, or blocks, that hold us back from living the lives we want.

Embodiment practices

Ho'oponopono

Sedona method

Member organisations

BACP

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Alignment with source. Locating and removing blocks.

Ho oponopono practitioner.

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

The first session is £20. This gives you a  chance to see if this therapy is what you would like.

Thereafter the exchange will be  £40 per session.

When I work

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I am available from 8am till 8pm

Further information

I am available for Skype or Zoom sessions.

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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