Paul Mackie

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Registered Member BACP
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Farnborough GU14 & Farnham GU9
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Paul, I like to describe myself as having a `PHD` in life experience. I have personal experience and the priviledge of being part of all walks of life. I would say to you, if you are on here looking for a therapist, then you have made your first move to address any issues you have going on for you, and I believe this is such a brave and positive move.

Not everyone is comfortable with sharing their problems but I have found once people have sat with me for a short while, I can help to take some of that fear away. I believe with the right support and conditions, we all have the ability to change.

Training, qualifications & experience

I bring a wealth of experience to my therapeutic practice, spanning 15 years of dedicated work in various settings. My expertise extends to working with individuals of all ages, including adults and children, who navigate the challenges of Autism and ADHD in both community and primary school environments. Additionally, I have provided valuable support within correctional facilities, serving as a drug and alcohol recovery practitioner in both male and female prisons.

Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of witnessing profound transformations in people's lives. Whether facilitating subtle adjustments in their daily routines or guiding them toward complete lifestyle overhauls, I am committed to fostering positive change.

I hold a diploma in therapeutic counseling and maintain active membership with the BACP, adhering to their rigorous code of conduct. My roles have encompassed a wide range of services, from harm reduction advice in community settings to alcohol brief intervention services and residential alcohol and drug detox and rehabilitation services.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Therapies offered


£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Sessions are charged at  £60 for a 50 minute session.

I offer a free 20 minute informal chat so we can both decide that I am the right therapist for you, this can be over the phone or in person. You may decide after our meeting and had time to reflect that counselling with me is not for you, you are under no obligation to book any furhter sessions. If you felt another therapist would be more suited to your needs ,then i would be happy to help you manage this with you.

When I work

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Further information

My therapy room is part of Abbey House, a 5 minute walk from from Farnborough main railway station, this is a serviced building with a security button to use to go through the barrier with plenty of parking .It has a welcoming lounge area where you are able to wait without feeling disturbed.You may help yourself to tea and coffee .  There are friendly staff at the reception if you have any needs. There is a spacious lift up to the 3rd floor where we have a quiet relaxing space to sit with each other. I will explain how I work when we have our initial free 20 minute consultation, but i strongly believe that you have the ability to make the changes yourself and I am there to be part of your journey and guide you when needed

Abbey House, 282 Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 7NA

Unit 14 Badshot Farm, St. Georges Road, Runfold, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9HR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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There is plenty of parking. There is a welcoming serviced lounge area where you can help yourself to hot and cold drinks if needed.

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