Paul Mousley CBT Therapist, BABCP (Accredited) PGDip,Dipcot

Paul Mousley CBT Therapist, BABCP (Accredited) PGDip,Dipcot

Shearway Business Park


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About me

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.

Why CBT?

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.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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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.

Further information

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

Folkestone, CT19

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


early evenings 5.00 -7pm ( accept Fridays/weekends)Tuesdays 9-5

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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).

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