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Paul Collison MBACP, DIP - Individual and Couples Counsellor

Bristol BS8 & Bath BA1
07846 477726 07846 477726
Bristol BS8 & Bath BA1

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

Individual counselling

(face to face, telephone and online via zoom)

I’m an integrative practitioner who uses person centred counselling skills combined with a psychodynamic approach to support individuals on their journey of personal growth and development. I work from the Practice Rooms in central Bath, the rooms offer a quiet and peaceful environment for clients to feel safe and relaxed in order to explore any issues which may arise. Counselling can support you by enabling you to get in touch with feelings or emotions which may have previously been too painful or frightening for you to feel.

I work with many different issues with special interest in

stress, burnout.

anxiety.

depression.

Low self esteem.

communication breakdown within relationships.

Inner critic.

addictions.

boundary setting.

I have experience in the 12 step field. 

Relationship counselling

(face to face,telephone and online via zoom )

I am Relate trained Therapist who is passionate about helping couples find their way in life. I have a natural ability to help people feel comfortable in my company .  I will help you both find solutions to your issues. You can expect to gain clarity within 6 sessions working with myself.

Couples counselling is different to individual counselling because it focuses on the relationship between a couple, rather than the therapist and the individual. It is an opportunity to enhance communication between you both, and to gain a deeper level of understanding as to why dynamics occur and repeat themselves. When two individuals enter a relationship, they carry with them unconscious scripts from their past which can affect their present way of relating. Couples can trigger each other unintentionally and thus arguments may arise.

Couples    £100

Training, qualifications & experience

                L1 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
                L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
                L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
                L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)                                                                          L5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling (CPCAB)

I  trained and worked at a Relate centre as a relationship counsellor

I am an experienced school counsellor

I have a vast background and experience working with addictions of all kinds.

I abide by and belong to the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, code of ethics.(www.bacp.co.uk)

I manage a busy and successful private practice in Wokingham and Bath

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience in working with Pornography addiction.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Photos & videos

The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls
Bath
Somerset
BA1 1RH

The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street
Clifton
Bristol
Somerset
BS8 4HG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am available monday-saturday. 8am-9pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Paul Collison MBACP, DIP - Individual and  Couples Counsellor

Paul Collison MBACP, DIP - Individual and Couples Counsellor