Paul McNamara BSc (hons) Dips Couns MBACP

Paul McNamara  BSc (hons) Dips Couns MBACP

About me

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.

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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.

Maps & Directions

Plymouth, PL1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Basic German


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I have morning and evening slots Mon - Sat