Paul Stewart Fowler
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I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor who is an accredited member of the BACP. I have been working in private practice in this area for over a decade; helping clients deal with a wide range of life's issues including ..anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, relational problems, and bereavement. [see full list]. Fundamentally I work through an integrative or pluralistic way, which bring together elements of different therapies that I feel appropriate to the needs of the individual client.
Describing how you work is always a little tricky; listing the modality that the therapist uses (person centred, psychodynamic, CBT, and many others) does not really inform the client of how the work will be, and what values the therapist hold or, what they consider important when working with the client. So... ..here goes.
Often just careful listening to the client in a non judgmental way and having an understanding what it is like to live their world is enough for change to take place.
I believe the client is the expert on themselves, after all they have lived with themselves for a life time. However I have thousands of hours of client work and like to think that I know something of the process of therapy, and how it works. Putting the two together is a good start.
I believe the relationship between therapist and client is relative to a positive out come. Being real or authentic (for both parties) is important.
In early childhood we develop many life patterns and implicit assumptions that may have served us well at that time; but in later years some become redundant or even toxic; attachment issues can also form a part of this. It's possible that as an adult, these can effect our future life and relationships.
It's imprtant that both sides of our brain are considered, and listened to. Our left brain for cognition and order, our right for emotions/feelings. This is also important in the regulation of our emotions.
I would encourage self care. Finding time for yourself, being heard, building a support network and mediation to help ground oneself to be in the moment rather than past or future.
For Couples… I use EFT ( emotional focused therapy )for couples which is attachment based; this has proven to be very effective in research findings. This is not available on line. Face to face only.
Getting Started…. I am happy to chat on the phone to answer any questions that you may have and also for you to tell me a little about yourself. This could take up to 20 minutes and is without charge but not considered to be counselling session.
The booked sessions last for 60 minutes and at the beginning are weekly or some times fortnightly. The sessions are paid for on the day by bank payment or cash.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body ........
Level 6 Dip. Clinical Supervision
Level 5 Adv.Dip.Psych.Couns.
Level 4 Dip in Counselling
Level 3 Cert in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Cert in Counselling skills
Accredited Member of the BACP
Emotional focused therapy for individuals & couples
I F S therapy for complex trauma
Mindfulness as a resource in therapy
Over 6000 hours of clinical practice !
Many years experience working with a national charity, counselling a wide range of clients from many different backgrounds and a variety of issues; which in the main were referral's from local GP's and wellbeing clinics. Over a decade working as a professional counsellor in private practice.
In my non counselling life I have worked in various management roles [regional managers] developing skills and training, motivational speaking,and team building. However it is counselling that has given me the most satisfaction, as I find it such an enormous privilege to be a part of the creation of positive change in peoples lives.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Developing self awareness
loneliness and isolation
Personal therapy for student counsellors
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling & Supervision
£55 for a 60 minute session
£55 for 1 hours supervision
£65 for 1 .5 hours supervision
First session for Couples …..£65 for a 70 minute session, there after 60 minute session at £55.00
discounts for students
And NHS workers.
When I work
Throughout the week, and some evenings.
My private practice has a pleasant and spacious room (Tap Photo) with facilities and away from the main house. It is located in a quiet private road in Flitwick Mid Beds, which is halfway between Bedford & Luton, 12 miles from Milton Keynes.