Paul Lowe

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County Durham DH7 & Durham DH1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

"Everything is energy ...  Match the frequency of the energy you want, and you cannot help but get that reality..."

Therapy is a way of changing your life for the better.

Let me explain a little bit about myself and what I can offer you.

I am a fully qualified BACP and experienced Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counsellor using a Relational and Person-centred approach.  I have completed training on a Counselling course accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. In addition, I have attended continuous personal development which means that I have an extensive knowledge of a lot of mental health issues.

My working experiences are varied and wide-ranging and include, GP services, CRISIS Team, Multi-Disciplinary Teams in both the NHS and Education settings, universities, colleges, counselling charities such as, Derwentside MIND and ESPA ( Education & Services for people with Autism ) occupational health organisations and my own private practice.  To add, I have worked in the NHS and education sector for several years.

I cover a wide range of mental health issues such as bereavement, loss, anxiety and depression and many other mental health issues.

Seeking help and guidance with your issues, is a brave and courageous action; by looking on this page you have taken the first step!

Being an Integrated Therapist means that I can use a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches which are tailored to the client's needs. I can facilitate a deeper understanding of yourself. 

Along side my private practice and other work, I work as a specialist student mentor working with university and college students, both Nationwide and abroad.  Living in County Durham, I also see a lot of students from Durham University.

My role as a specialist student mentor is to help students recognise barriers to learning created by their impairment and support them in developing strategies to address these barriers, particularly at times of transition, e.g., when starting university or when planning to move on from it.

This support could further address a range of issues, for example, coping with anxiety and stressful situations, how to deal with concentration difficulties, time management, prioritising workload and creating suitable work-life balance and managing burnout.

If you don't see your issue on this profile, please contact me to discuss your needs.  Contact me today for a free 30-minute consultation with no obligation for further sessions.

"Be the energy that you want to attract." - Anon


Sometimes the best way to find a counsellor / student mentor support is through recommendations, so below are some comments from recent clients  that I have received, used with permission.

* "Many thanks for all your help and support over the year."

* "Thank you for listening, for caring, for being there."

* "Thank you for your endless kindness and patience."

* "He’s been so lovely and helpful; the support has been so useful especially during the pandemic."

* "My heartfelt and sincerest thanks Paul for all your helpful and professional guidance over these past months. This has been undoubtedly a very difficult and challenging time for me. I really don't think that I could have recovered so well or achieved all the progress to date without your help."

*  "There were days when I didn't feel like talking to anybody but went along to the session anyway and left feeling much better."

*  "Very useful in helping me plan time and assessments."

*  "My support worker has been extremely helpful and encouraging in helping me prepare for assignments, presentations, and other tasks. They were truly there for me, and I was extremely fortunate.”

* “Huge value, my support worker has supported me in identifying my strengths and weaknesses and developed strategies using my strengths to support my weak areas.”

* “If the support was not there, I would have found it impossible to stay on track with my studies.”

* “I could not have got through the year without my support from, thank you.”

* "If I was to attempt to study without the support, I would stop studying.”

* “My support worker has been absolutely incredible.”

"What you think, you become.  What you feel, you attract. What you imagine. you create." Buddha

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and experience:

I have completed training on a BACP accredited course with Newman University.

I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Enhanced DBS cleared and fully insured.

My mental health experiences are varied and include, the NHS, Charitable organisations, Higher Education, Occupational Health and private practice.

I offer, Face-2-Face, Online or Telephone.

I can draw upon a wide range of therapies to help you to find understanding and awareness.  These can include, CBT, Relational, Person-Centred, Creativity and Imagery techniques, to name but a few. individually, this includes drawing on CBT, Gestalt, Solution Focused, Creativity and Imagery techniques with which I am able to create a flexible and individually blended therapy plan.


Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 6

Certificate in Transactional Analysis

Certificate in Introduction to Counselling

Certificate in Pathological Demand Avoidance

Level 1 Counselling

Take the step and get in touch today!

"If you have the courage to begin then you have the courage to succeed."

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Armed Forces
  • Sports


From £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Call or email Paul Lowe for a free 30 minute consultation now - 07598 437 118.

Individual counselling sessions are approximately 50 minutes long.

Individual mentoring sessions are approximately 50 minutes long.

Individual couple counselling sessions are apporoximately 50 minutes long.

Counselling and mentoring sessions are £50 per session.

Couples counselling sessions are £75 per session.

Invest in yourself.  Invest in your future.

When I work

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I work flexible hours to suit your needs with possible early evenings to suit availability.

Further information

I have rooms in the centre of Durham and I also have a room in Sacriston.  I can use a room in Stocksfield, situated in picturesque Northumberland ( where I can also offer Walk and Talk therapy ).

I also see clients and students Overseas via online video.

The Pinnacle, Durham Road, Sacriston, County Durham, Durham, DH7 6FE

67 Crossgate, Durham, DH1 4PR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My room in Sacriston offers free off-road and on road parking. It is also accessible by wheel-chair. My room in Stocksfield offers free off-road parking. My room in Durham offers no free parking but has many park-and-display spaces located the City.

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