About me

Who are you?
You have temporary problems in living. You might be anxious, depressed or stressed. You may have relationship issues or have emotional difficulties created by anger, loss or grief.

What do you want?
You are looking for professional and focused support to access your own internal resources to achieve short or long term goals. You would like to increase your personal and general wellbeing and happiness.

Who am I?
I am a skilled helper. You as the client are my complete focus. I believe passionately in the Happiness Advantage. Everyone deserves a fulfilling and satisfying life. Each and every individual has the capacity and inner resources to flourish and be the best they can be. My job is to help you access and utilise these. I want to help you, as a client, improve any or every aspect of your life in any way that you choose by supporting and developing your motivation to take responsibility for what they would like to achieve.

How can I help?
I can offer one or a combination of the following.

(a) Counselling: by listening carefully to you and applying a range of tested strategies during an agreed number of 50 minute sessions.
(b) Coaching: by determining and planning how to meet your prioritised targets
(c) Mindfulness: by teaching you how to apply a combination of ancient neuroscience, ancient wisdom and common sense to help reduce stress and get the most from life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters in Counselling (Monash University)
Mindfulness in Schools Project (qualified teacher)
NLP Practitioner
Performance Coach (ILM)


Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am qualified to work in schools with teachers and students and have an enhanced CRB certificate.


Additional information

45 pounds per 50 minute session


Availability is by negotiation.

Further information

I am a highly experienced educator and have worked with students of all ages as well as adults in a wide range of settings.

As a qualified tutor in the Mindfulness in Schools Project I can work with schools and other groups to teach the basics of mindfulness.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Paul McGuire

Paul McGuire