Paul Lane BA(Hons).

Paul Lane BA(Hons).

West Sussex

07307539995 / 07307539995

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About me

CMC counselling is a contemporary counselling service that offers a holistic approach to counselling using a humanistic base.

I am able to support you through difficulties and life issues that at times may feel insurmountable and all consuming, using a genuine unique therapeutic relationship. The humanistic base allows for me to offer counselling to a range of clients that would like a more even emphasis between short-term goals of relief and longer-term goals for growth and personal development. Your goals and visions for the future are the compass that guides this unique therapeutic process and allows you to gain insight and knowledge of yourself. This process has allowed me to witness positive change in many clients.

This holistic approach foster changes at multiple levels in your personality and can bring different meanings and understandings into the your life that can influence the choices made by you, promoting a more acceptable lived experience with less difficulties in the future.

I work with numerous difficulties which can include: generalised anxiety disorder, anxiety, panic attacks, family issues, depression, feeling sad, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, low self-esteem, abuse, anger management, trauma and addictions including, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, gambling addiction, love addiction and more.

I have an intimate knowledge of twelve step programs and SMART recovery models.

This above list is not exclusive and if you have difficulties outside of this list, these can be discussed.

Having a wide-ranging lived experience in many areas over many years, I can offer an empathetic connection with a large range of clients. This empathetic connection lets me form strong relational bonds within the ethical boundaries (BACP, Ethical Framework Document, 2018) of the unique therapeutic relationship with you, allowing trust to be built within the relationship in the early stages of therapy. This is built upon the Person-Centred principles of Unconditional Positive Regard, Congruence and Empathy, and allows for a therapeutic alliance to flourish and become a genuine relationship, that is centred on your needs.

This genuine unique relationship will be confidential, caring and understanding with a non-judgemental attitude towards your past history or present actions. However, this does not mean that your thoughts or actions will not be challenged in a caring manner at stages throughout the therapeutic relationship. This is where the solution focused edge of the therapy can start to take effect. As you may be challenged to look at your part in your life and see how your choices have influenced this present moment. These choices can then be discussed openly and honestly, once the trust in the therapeutic relationship has been achieved and this can form the basis for change. This can be challenging for clients to accept their part in their present moment however, once this is brought into focus and understood you can move forward very quickly within the therapeutic relationship allowing the changes to be made that can influence a less difficult future.

These philosophical principles that I offer as CMC counselling services have proved to be effective with a large range of clients with multiple difficulties. In this, I draw on my experience of many years of working within the counselling/psychotherapy arena.

In private practice, I offer the above and a comfortable environment that is designed for and dedicated to the practice of counselling/psychotherapy. This space is comfortable, calm, relaxed and confidential. There is free parking and disabled access from the road to the office for wheelchair users. However, there are no disabled toilet facilities.

Training, qualifications & experience

To be able to support you, I have a:

  • BA (Hons) in Humanistic counselling.
  • Diploma in Humanistic counselling.
  • Certificate in Counselling skills.
  • Trained Specialist Addictions Counsellor.

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I offer a free initial assessment.

£50 per clinical hour (50 minutes), thereafter.

Sessions are usually weekly.

This is payable by cash, cheque or online bank transfer (BAC’s) at or before each session.

I do offer concessions for a limited number of clients.

This can be discussed at the initial contact via telephone or email.

Further information

I have worked in the field of Addictions as a counsellor and have an intimate knowledge of 12 step recovery programs, SMART Recovery and Harm deduction models. I understand addictions intimately and at depth.

Maps & Directions

Midhurst, GU29

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

I have access from the road to the office for wheelchair users.


8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday

Types of client

Older adults