Paul Fitzpatrick

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MBACP
Available for new clients
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Croydon CR0 & South Croydon CR2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have been in that unimaginable place, where I did not know where to turn, or even know where to begin, to make the necessary changes to improve my life. It is through my own positive experiences of counselling that I decided to train to become a counsellor.

I understand that taking that first step towards seeking support can seem very challenging. It is with this empathetic thought in mind and the ethical framework that I work within, that I always endeavour to establish a transparent and trusting therapeutic relationship, without judgement, in a safe and confidential environment.

If you are struggling to manage your current concerns, are troubled by your past experiences, or if you are anxious about the future, I can provide you with support and encouragement while you explore your concerns and feelings, to enable you to progress in a way that you think works best for you.

I work with adults covering a wide range of issues, such as, depression, anxiety, anger, and relational concerns, to name but a few. I also have experience in working with people in recovery from addictions relating to alcohol and substance misuse.

I offer short and long term integrative counselling, incorporating the psychodynamic, person-centered, and cognitive behavior therapy models, to support and enable you to work towards your goals.

If you think that you could be ready to take that first step towards positive change and emotional wellbeing, I can offer you a free 20 minute telephone consultation to answer any questions you might have, and I can explain how I work. You can then decide if if you wish to make your first appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in therapeutic counselling
  • Certificate in counselling studies
  • Certificate in counselling skills
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate

I worked in a nationwide recovery organization, working with addictions, and I currently work part time in a large counselling organization that covers a wide range of common mental health problems. 

Member organisations

BACP
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

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

All session are 50 minutes long.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

If you do not see availability that works for you, please contact me, and I will aim to find a time that suits you.

Further information

If you have an enquiry please call, message, or email me, and I will respond to your enquiry in a timely manner.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Paul

South Croydon, CR2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Whatsapp
Paul Fitzpatrick
Paul Fitzpatrick