Paul McNamara BSc (hons) Dips Couns MBACP
I am a Person Centred and Solution focused Counsellor. I also have experience in Transactional Analysis, Egan's Skilled Helper approach and have Advanced Training in Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD). I am skilled at working with Anxiety and Stress, anger management, bereavement, depression and those who have had abuse or sexual abuse. I work either face to face, Skype or by Phone.
I have a warm and engaging style with clients, I do not jump in feet first, I allow you time to heal and open up. I am also not afraid of powerful and painful issues, I welcome them. I also have extensive knowledge of the issues that blight offenders and ex offenders. I welcome contact from organisations, counsellors, offenders and ex offenders who need help or advice.
I used to teach Social Psychology at university and am interested in how society, groups and individuals influence our behaviours. I currently work for a large organisation as a Bullying & Harassment Listener and have a private practise in Plymouth. I look forward to meeting you, and helping you.
Training, qualifications & experience
PhD Intergroup Relations (suspended due to work commitments)
BSc (hons) Social Psychology
Diploma in Counselling (Person Centred)
Certificate in Counselling (Solution focused)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Advanced training)
Listener Training & Certificate
Transactional Analysis 101 Verification Certificate
Working with Children through the Process of Grief Certificate
Hospice Bereavement Training certificate
As well as having a private practice I also offer a Listening service for people who wish for something less intense. I also embrace new technology and offer Skype and Phone Counselling via my web service. I treat this service with the same professionalism as face to face sessions, with the same supervision.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
All Counselling is either £40 or £25 depending on your financial circumstance. If you are a student in training it is £25 a session. The listener service is £20 a session. All sessions last for 50 minutes.