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About me

I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk about your issues. I have had some of the finest training available and over 11 years of experience of client work in a variety of settings and managed regional counselling services for nationally recognised mental health charities in MIND. I have also worked in an NHS setting as well as The Priory. Our relationship is a key element to your development and that is why the first session will be used to make sure that we can work together. I have a private practice in Nottingham NG5. It has a car park and on street parking nearby and well served by public transport.

I do not believe that people have issues, I believe that they have issues in relating to their world. Through our work together, I will assist you in exploring the patterns that you follow in your life. This exploration will seek to see where the psychological distress may form and work together to find new ways of being that can relieve this.

It can be daunting asking for help; discussing your most personal, painful life experiences with another. I am here to help you develop an insight in to why you feel the way you do and together we can make you feel understood, supported, safe and validated.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have studied for a number of years and have been fortunate to have obtained some of the best training available at the Internationally renowned Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, where I studied at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I have had considerable experience with over 12 years of working with clients at a variety of settings, including NHS and the charitable sector.

I have also managed Counselling and Psychotherapy services for National organisations and attend regular supervision as well as Personal Development training.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in issues around self-esteem and self-confidence and relationship issues.

I also specialise in working with members of the Emergency services and healthcare professions, along with the armed forces.

I provide couples counselling by appointment subject to availability.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


My fees are £50 per 50 minute session and I do offer a reduction for students and Trainee counsellors.

For couples counselling I charge £60 for each one hour session.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors


I am available for bookings for individuals and couples from 0830 -1900 Monday to Friday, subject to availability.

Magnolia Therapy Centre
354 Mansfield Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I have rooms that are suitable for disabled access and there is some free parking at the premises. There is also on street parking available nearby and the location is served by good public transport.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Paul J. Gilbert BSc(hons) MSc UKCP

Paul J. Gilbert BSc(hons) MSc UKCP