Paul J. Gilbert BSc(hons) MSc UKCP
I am a highly qualified, experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. For individuals, I offer Single-Session, Short-Term and Longer-Term Therapy. I am experienced in working with a broad range of issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Sadness, Loss, Relationship Issues, BPD, OCD, Anger, Feeling Lost, Domestic Violence, Trauma, Sexual Violence & Abuse. This list is not exhaustive so please enquire if you have further questions.
For couples, I offer a space where you can express what is on your mind and importantly, be heard in things that may be otherwise hard to express. This process can illuminate the unconscious longings which can need to be addressed.
People can seek therapy when they are feeling vulnerable and experiencing a challenging time in their lives, often due to past experiences or events that are happening in the present time. I will help you to explore and understand the challenges that you face and find solutions together.
I do not believe that people themselves have issues, I believe rather that they may 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.
I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk about your issues. I have had some of the best training available and over 12 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have studied for a number of years and have obtained some of the best training available at the Internationally renowned Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, where I studied at both BSc and Masters level.
I have had considerable experience with over 12 years of working with clients at a variety of settings, including the NHS, bereavement services as well as Mind.
I have also managed Counselling and Psychotherapy services for National organisations in Nottinghamshire Mind and attend regular clinical supervision as well as Personal Development training to ensure that I am up to date with the latest research and findings in the industry.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in depression & anxiety and with issues around self-esteem, 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 to explore and assist with any difficulties that may arise with your relationships.
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
My fees are £50 per 50 minute session and I do offer a few spaces where there is a reduction applied for students and Trainee counsellors.
For couples counselling I charge £60 for each one hour session.
I am an approved and registered Psychotherapist for the following insurance companies:
Aviva Healthcare and Insurance
I am available for bookings for individuals and couples from 0830 -1900 Monday to Friday, subject to availability.
I have completed additional training in the following subjects.
Anxiety and Depression
Single session therapy
Brief or time-limited Psychotherapy
Trauma and PTSD