Paul Phillips

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Barry, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF63 4HD
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About me

I am an accredited and qualified counsellor. My aim is to work with you to overcome your challenges in life that may have caused things such as anxiety, anger and depression. I work in a supportive and effective way by providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where you will feel comfortable and at ease to speak openly and we can work constructively and collaboratively to help you reach your goals by understanding your life experience.

I use several therapeutic models to support clients, depending on their needs, including Person Centred, CBT,  Psychodynamic approaches and Solution focused Therapy to help clients in multiple ways to support them with things such as anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, social anxiety, anger, addiction and bereavement.

I have been working in this field for many years and have been able to successfully help people move forward with their lives. I have deep understanding of what it's like dealing with difficult emotions and situations, and this has given me a unique approach and understanding to help you move forward too.

Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or seeking personal growth and self-discovery, I am here to walk alongside you on your unique journey. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and together, we can explore your feelings, identify underlying patterns, and develop effective coping strategies to overcome obstacles.

Having worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, I am committed to fostering inclusivity and respect for all. My aim is to create a collaborative partnership where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to make meaningful changes in your life.

If you are ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, I invite you to reach out and schedule a session. Together, we can unlock your inner strength and guide you towards a brighter future.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully insured and registered with the National Counselling Society and based at BCS Counselling, Holton Road, Barry. In the past, I have worked at a variety of agencies to help me gain important experience, such as MIND and Cruse Bereavement. Here I worked with a wide range of client concerns including; addictions, anxiety, anger, depression, panic attacks, sleep issues, low self-esteem, social phobia, stress, bereavement and loss.


  • Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling (level 4 & 5) – University of South Wales
  • Certificate in counselling studies (level 3) – Cardiff and Vale College
  • Cruse Bereavement ABC Counselling Skills Course (Level 2)
  • Certificate in counselling skills (level 2) – Cardiff and Vale College
  • Basic counselling Skills Certificate (level 1) – Cardiff and Vale College
  • Couples and Family Therapy Diploma - Centre of Excellence
  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online
    and Telephone Working

Additional Relevant Training

  • How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer – Open Learn Course
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST)
  • Cruse Bereavement Transactional Analysis Training Day
  • Cruse Bereavement Dementia Training Day
  • NHS Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£50.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £50 per session for 1 to 1 counselling and £60 per session for couples therapy.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I see clients throughout the week at times that are best suited to them, Monday - Saturday

Further information

I work under the umbrella of BCS Counselling Service based in South Wales which is an ethical integrative organisation with the goal of providing accessible face to face, online and telephone psychotherapy and counselling. Our Office is on Holton Road, Barry.

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BCS Counselling, 42a Holton Road, Barry, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF63 4HD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

As an experienced counselling supervisor, I offer face to face, online and telephone supervision to counselling professionals seeking supervision.

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