Paul Mousley CBT Therapist, BABCP (Accredited) PGDip,Dipcot
Hello, I am an experienced accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist registered with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP). I have worked for 25 years in adult mental health in the NHS including 9 years as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in a psychotherapy team.
I work with people who encounter psychological distress through challenges they have faced in life and help them to make sense of their situation and make changes to move forward. I am motivated to help people and I offer a safe, supportive environment in which to listen and explore issues in a confidential manner. I am warm, compassionate, caring and sensitive to others which I believe are the most important qualities when working with people.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a psychological approach based on scientific principles which research has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems. It is evidenced based with hundreds of clinical trials and is included in the NICE guidelines (National Institute of Clinical Excellence). Client and therapist work together to identify and understand problems in terms of the client’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour and how they impact them. The approach relies on the client and therapist developing a shared view of the problems brought to therapy. This then leads to the identification of personalised, time limited therapy goals and planning of effective proven strategies to overcome problems.
The focus of therapy is to enable the client and therapist to generate solutions to the client’s problems that are more helpful than their present ways of coping. This often involves the client using the time between sessions to try out strategies considered in therapy.
Therapy involves weekly 1 hour sessions face to face at my clinic. In the first two sessions a plan will be jointly agreed so that effective strategies can be tailored to help the client with the root cause of their problems. Therapy can last up to 20 sessions although this could be more or less depending on the nature of the problem and the length of time it has affected the person. This would be reviewed regularly by client and therapist.
Paul understands every issue I have discussed with him. He is a very thoughtful and understanding person who is helping me to cope with my problems. I look forward to my weekly sessions with Paul, he calms me down and makes me feel more positive. He is very professional and understanding man. Kath
The therapy has helped me massively. When I first started I was so nervous and anxious but can't believe how much I have got over my anxiety. I now understand it and can deal with it instead of having panic attacks and worrying all the time. I am much more chilled and enjoy life. Paul really understands my issue and has helped me understand and learning how to deal with it, it has grown confidence in me. I am really happy to have found Paul as I have tried therapy a couple of times and felt it never worked or I couldn't open up, but it was nice to feel comfortable, to open up and talk about my problems. G
To have a professional listen and offer a different opinion helped make sense of my problems. I believe he recognised my situation very well and understood my problems. Dave.
Paul is a good listener and understood what we needed to talk about, even, if on occasions I didn't. I had a couple of goals relating to improving my ability to have happy relationships, and talking to Paul, who understood me felt easy and natural. If relaxed and unthreatening is what you are looking for, then Paul will be perfect for you. Unthreatening does not mean unchallenging, because my therapy was hard work at times, but definitely worth it. Rob
Training, qualifications & experience
• Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Psychotherapy - Brighton University 2009
As part of my continuing professional development, I have received further training in:
• Cognitive Mindfulness (A meditative based therapy: See Nice guidelines)
• ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
I also have 7 years experience supervising BABCP accredited therapists, psychologists, counselling psychologists and trainee Therapists (who wish to be accredited to BABCP). I can offer clinical supervision to psychological practitioners working in the private sector or NHS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I charge £55 per individual therapy hourly session including initial assessment for self referrals payable after the each session. For all other referrals please contact me to discuss your requirements.
For requests for clinical supervision please contact me on the number given or by email to discuss your requirements.
I hold an Enhanced certificate to work with adults and children (DBS). As a member of the BABCP I follow their code of ethics.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursdays from 8-5pm.
Early evenings 5:30-9pm
( accept Fridays/weekends)
Types of client
Supervision & training
As a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I have 7 years’ experience supervising BABCP accredited therapists, psychologists, counselling psychologists and trainee Therapists (who wish to be accredited to BABCP).View supervision profile