Paul Cossey (Dip. Couns) MBACP
I have always been fascinated by the emotions that shape our human lives. I feel that this interest, along with my therapy training, puts me in a position to help you explore your inner world.
I am informed by the pluralistic approach to therapy. I appreciate that the many, varied ways of working with human distress all have their value, and I draw on concepts from these different approaches in my work.
I am confident of the interventions that I use, yet I am careful not to contradict my core philosophy, which sees my clients as 'architects of their own destiny'. All my work is client-led. I will invite you to shape what happens in your therapy.
I will do my best to fit what you need from a counsellor, and I will check-in with you throughout our relationship to ensure that your meetings are of value to you. This is important to me.
Some clients prefer a challenging therapist who interacts with them and asks them questions, a therapist who really gets involved in the sessions. On the other hand, some clients wish to use the quiet space to process their feelings without too much interference from their therapist. It is important for me to be aware of any preference you have in this regard, so that I can best meet your needs and provide you with the service you require.
I am also aware that you may not know what you want or need. Don't worry—we can begin there, too.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB L2 Counselling Skills
- CPCAB L3 Counselling Studies
- CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB L5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cancer and terminal diagnosis
- Cultural displacement
- Issues around mixed-race identity
- Life changes and transitions
- Men's therapy
- Obsessive compulsive behaviour and rituals
- Spiritual exploration
I offer a 30 minute introductory meeting for £20.00. This can be face to face, or over the telephone. I hope to provide an opportunity for us to meet and discuss your goals without any significant financial investment on your part.
My fee, thereafter is £40.00 per therapy hour (50 minutes).
All payments (electronic transfer or cash) are required at the time of booking in order to secure your chosen time and space.
I am willing to offer concessions, under special circumstances, and a fee reduction for contracted block bookings. Please don't let money be a barrier to your wellbeing.
Meetings that are cancelled, changed or missed with less than 24 hours' notice will be charged at my full rate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There are thirteen stairs leading to my counselling room. The room is dedicated to my work and is situated within my home. There is ample parking provision a short distance from the house.
I have availability Monday to Friday 09:00-19:00. I can provide telephone counselling outside of these hours—please enquire. I will consider home visits, subject to an additional charge.
Types of client