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About me

Are you feeling uncertain and fearful about the future? Do you feel stuck? Anxious? Angry? Hopeless? Depressed? Are you unable to sleep at night? Are you coping in ways that are harming you, your mind, your body, your family, your future or your finances? These coping methods can often be driven by negative emotions and toxic thinking patterns. I listen without judgement, in complete confidence and safety. I use an integrative, person centred approach, utilising wisdom from several schools of psychotherapy and counselling, including transactional analysis, brief solution focused, psychodynamic and behavioural ideas including DBT.

I have worked within the field of substance misuse and mental health for over 15 years. If you are struggling with any type of dependency or have concerns about a partner/family member, please contact me. Having a supportive professional who can help you to understand and evaluate your unique situation can be a vital part of your recovery.

My treatment approach is collaborative. It honours you as an individual, your feelings, and your unique style of self-expression, placing great emphasis and value on the therapeutic relationship. We will work together to identify your goals for therapy. Then, I will assist you to work towards your goals in a way that makes sense and feels “right” for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Systemic Family Counselling.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Therapy.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in the Clinical Application of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
  • Bristish Isles DBT training - Intensive
  • CPHT - Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Current)

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer reduced rates to certain groups 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I have a diverse professional background, and draw upon a rich tapestry of life experience in my work with individuals and professionals.

I am currently undertaking training as a solution focused hypnotherapist, which further enhances my  skills as a therapist.

Brynawel
Llanharry Road
Llanharan
Pontyclun
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF72 9RN

Corntown
Bridgend
CF35

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Paul Doster (MSC,PGDip,MBACP)

Paul Doster (MSC,PGDip,MBACP)