Paul Daniel

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MBACP (Accredited)
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1YE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

** NOVEMBER 2023 - In Person sessions available Monday mornings **

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with almost 20 years' 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 events 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 roots in the past, especially childhood, and we unconsciously repeat unhelpful and unhealthy patterns of feeling, 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 sometimes unhelpful conditions placed upon us by others in our world.

I have also learned how fundamentally our relationships affect our mental health. This means relationships in the broader sense - with others, with society, with nature, with our bodies and with ourselves.

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 - 2018)

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)

wpf Post Qualification Certificate in Supervision (2022)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Weekly sessions of 50 minutes £50

Initial session £25

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

As at 11th June 2024 I have an in-person counselling session available starting at  10.30am on Mondays.

Cheltenham Mediation Services Ltd, 10 Bath Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1YE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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In person

Psychodynamic / Integrative Supervision

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Paul Daniel
Paul Daniel