Paul Muscat - Qualified Counsellor (MBACP)
Hello, and a very warm welcome. It is likely that the reason you're reading this is because something is troubling you in your life at the moment. The first thing is acknowledging there is some issue that you need help with, so you are already half way there.
A brief introduction, I am Paul and a Qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I offer a confidential counselling service to adults in Hull, East Yorkshire and I meet with clients in a relaxed and comfortable room, located on Princes Avenue in Hull or online via Zoom anywhere in the United Kingdom.
I work in a creative way and I am passionate about my work and to support positive mental health. I see first hand the true benefits of therapy in my practice on a daily basis and this is what really motivates me.
I have experience of working with people from different backgrounds and work with people of all ages, from 18 years of age and upwards. I see clients on a short and long term basis, ranging from a few weeks, to years, which is the benefit of seeing clients on a private basis as it's not time limited.
Here are some examples of what people might come to therapy for;
• People who feel stuck in their lives and would like to explore what is preventing them from being able to move forward
• Low mood & Depression
• The loss of a loved one due to bereavement or the loss of a significant relationship in someone's life
• Identity issues, including people from the LGBTQ community
• Anxiety & stress
• Feeling sad and unhappy but not sure why they feel this way
• Feeling lonely and isolated
• Relationship issues
• Being bullied and understanding the effects this has had upon a person's life
• Understanding the impact childhood has on an individual
• Work related issues such as bullying and stress
• Issues relating to the impact of covid
• Difficulties in forming relationships
• Destructive relational patterns
• Difficulties in connecting with emotions
• Issues regarding self image
• Understanding why people have obsessional behaviours and wanting to change these
I offer a free 30 minute consultation to discuss what you would like from therapy. I offer appointments during the week, evenings and Saturdays.
Training, qualifications & experience
My decision to become a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor has had a really positive impact on my professional and personal life. I experienced first hand the real benefit of counselling during my adolescent years and again later on in my professional life, after overcoming some personal issues in my previous career.
Before qualifying as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I worked in East Yorkshire as a Senior Management Accountant in the edible oil industry for five years. The company I worked for supplied 1/3 of edible oil to the UK market, so chances are you will have eaten some of the oil in your cooking at some point! Whilst I enjoyed many aspects of my job, the corporate environment in which I worked presented me with some real challenges and hurdles.
After taking a sabbatical to travel I trained and worked in the voluntary sector for a charity based in East Yorkshire. Since my teens I had a passion for mental health and wanted to do something that would really benefit peoples mental health. I worked in the community in this role for over two years, working with adults of all ages and supported them with complex grief and loss. In 2018 and as part of my training I worked in partnership with the University of Hull and worked with young adults supporting them with depression, anxiety and trauma in a therapeutic setting.
I know first hand how therapy can for some people appear daunting and overwhelming. In reaching the stage of my career as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I have been the client myself and I really understand how important it is to find the a therapist who you can relate and connect with when embarking on the therapy journey.
My Qualifications & Training
I hold a Certificate in Person Centered Counselling at York SJ University, a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a Bsc Degree in Accountancy and Finance. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I take my professionalism very seriously. All my professional information is valid, available on request and meets the requirements of my professional organisations. I have the following in place:
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Qualified in Person Centered & Transactional Analysis Integrative Therapies
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Registered with the Information Commissioners Office
Valid Enhanced DBS Certificate
How I Work as a Therapist
I work in a relaxed and friendly way and draw on my creativity working in a co creative way, so together we can explore whatever is troubling you. I believe very much in developing a good therapeutic relationship and realise the importance of trust. I work with a relaxed and open style and you can go at your own pace. I believe in tapping into the real positive aspects of ourselves which might be more supressed in some individuals than others but they are there waiting to be discovered. If you’d like to make positive changes in your life please get in touch for a free 30 minute consultation.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Person Centered Counselling
I am an individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I work in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical code adhering to their “Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy”.
To maintain good standards, ethical practice and as a professional requirement, I meet regularly with supervisors to confidentially discuss all aspects of my work.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 for a therapeutic hour (50 minutes) and usually see my clients once a week or fortnight.
Concessions offered for
We often talk about relationships with others and I believe the most important relationship is with ourselves and yet we can sometimes overlook this. The core focus of my practice is to develop a more healthy relationship with oneself. I am interested in change and enabling individuals to live a more fulfilling life.