Paul Stewart Fowler
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 (not past or future).
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body ........
Level 6 Counselling 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
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 are referral's from local GP's and wellbeing clinics. Several years 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.
Registered / Accredited
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Developing self awareness
loneliness and isolation
Personal therapy for student counsellors
Concessions offered for
Counselling & Supervision.
£45 for a 50 minute session
£50 for 1 hours supervision £60 for 1.5 hours supervision
discounts for students
And NHS workers.
Throughout the week, and some evenings.
At preasant I am just working on line and by phone; and reviewing the situation every month .
Telephone, video counselling ( zoom, face time, Duo, Jitsi, skype)
My private practice is situated in a quiet location in Flitwick, Mid Beds.Which is halfway between Bedford & Luton, 12 miles from Milton Keynes.