Paul Hutchins

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Brentwood, Essex, CM14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

First of all, let me say welcome and also that by looking at this you have made the first step in looking for help and that in itself is a major step forward and I congratulate you.

Let me introduce myself, I'm Paul and I became a counsellor with the aim to help people living with mental health difficulties, and from the experiences that we have gained over the years from therapy and also from being trained counsellors that it would hopefully help others work through their problems and to put the clients on the road to feeling better within themselves and on the right path and eventually succeeding to full recovery or at least happiness and wellbeing.

After experiencing how the effects of having counselling round 20 years ago, and how in particular Person Centred (talking therapy) can help someone. I was very much like most people with regards to the thought of going and seeing a stranger and talking about their problems, and I was very reluctant to do this but once I was there and started to open up about my issue, then the easier it became. 

Unfortunately like the majority of people when they think about counselling, there is this stigma attached to it that if you need to go and see a 'shrink', 'therapist' or 'counsellor' then you are not a well person. This still very much stands today with people's perception of therapy, but in actual fact it is slowly and surely becoming more socially acceptable and a good thing to do, but the stigma will always be there for some people.

From my own experience back then of counselling, I gained many tools to help myself in everyday life situations and found that I was able to deal and cope with what was put in front of me. I have since taken all those skills learned and used them to good affect not only on myself but with helping others that were/are in need of help and guidance. Over the years I have helped many people get through various situations from addictions through to suicide, mental health issues, depressions and PTSD. 

Over the years it has helped me grow as a person and also to look at every single individual in a different way and now with new techniques coming out it is easier to help people get the desired advice and help that they need.

I have also volunteered with Southend Borough Council for over 3 years helping clients through may difficult times.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapy & Therapeutic Counselling. 
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma - Silver Member, International Alliance of Holistic Therapists.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma - Silver Member, IANLPC.
  • Fully Qualified Life Coach & Mentor

Member organisations

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


£40.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

  • £40 per session for individuals.
  • £65 per session for couples.

Each session last for 50 minutes.

Concessions available for students, trainee counsellors and those receiving benefit support.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The counselling hours that I work are:

  • Monday to Wednesday 9am to 9pm
  • Thursday 9am to 5pm
  • Friday 9am 1pm

Sessions are available at the weekend upon request in advance.

Brentwood, Essex, CM14

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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