Paul Daniel MBACP (Accredited)
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with a wide experience of helping adults from all kinds of backgrounds with a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, low confidence and self-esteem, relationship problems, life crises such as redundancy or divorce and more.
I offer face-to-face counselling for individuals and work within the BACP's ethical framework.
My original training was in the psychodynamic approach which proposes that many of the difficulties we experience in our lives have our roots in the past, especially childhood, and we unconsciously repeat unhelpful and unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaviour. Having taught on Higher Education counselling courses I have integrated elements of other approaches - especially person centred which suggests that all human beings have within them the potential for healthy growth but that this potential is often thwarted due to the often unreasonable conditions placed upon us by others in our world.
I aim to listen and respond from a place of hope and unconditional acceptance. I will not tell you what to do or offer advice but try to help you find your own solutions as, deep down, I believe that you are the expert in your own life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma In Psychodynamic Counselling (2007)
Volunteer counsellor with the Gloucestershire Counselling Service (2004-2010)
Volunteer counsellor with Carers Gloucestershire (2015 - today)
Counsellor in private practice (2010 - today)
Understanding Substance Misuse (Level 2) (2009)
Responding To Substance Misuse (Level 3) (2010)
Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 5) (2013)
Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) (2013)
Counselling Lecturer in Higher and Further Education (2008 - today) and Counselling Curriculum Leader (2014 - today)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Weekly sessions £45
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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As at 19th May 2019 I have sessions available on Mondays at 8.30am 10.30am and 11.30am. Please contact me to check for other times.
Types of client