Dr Paul McGinley

Dr Paul McGinley

About me

Hello, my name is Paul McGinley and I am an experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I work as a private practitioner in East London.

I teach psychotherapy and have been in clinical practice for over seventeen years. I offer brief (6-12 sessions) and long-term (open ended) counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples.

There are many reasons that bring people to therapy and the process of therapy provides an opportunity to explore your life more closely and to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your difficulties and struggles. As we explore and talk about these difficulties together we will begin to find new ways of tackling them and reaching resolutions that will help shift your 'stuck' feelings and open up ways for change and moving forward.

Therapy is essentially about internal change. During the therapeutic process an emotional and psychological transformation can occur for a person which is more permanent, substantial, and far reaching than short term fixes. Within the care that a therapeutic relationship offers, healing can take place and possibilities which perhaps had previously felt out of reach open up.

Starting therapy is in itself a significant step towards a more fulfilling and joyful life.

I work from an existential perspective, combining existential-phenomenology with psychodynamic principles. I have a particular interest in helping people clarify where they are, and the choices they may have made to get there with a view to opening up new and different possibilities for the future.

I also offer clinical supervision, personal development, and bereavement counselling.

For more information and details of how I work please visit my website at www.paulmcginleytherapy.co.uk

Thank you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PhD in Psychotherapy
  • MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
  • United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Professional Standards Authority (PSA regulated)
  • Lecturer at Regent's University London 'School of Psychotherapy and Psychology'
  • Chair of the Constructivist and Existential College of the UKCP

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£50 per session.

Maps & Directions

Barking, IG11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


I work in my practice in Barking on Mondays, and Wednesdays, and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme