Hi, my name is Paul. I am an accredited Person-Centred/CBT Counsellor, this means I work with you to understand yourself and then overcome your challenges in life, in a supportive and effective way. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work constructively and collaboratively together, to help you reach your goals. I use a strong Person-Centred approach to therapy and take from several other therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic approaches, to help clients in multiple ways to support them with things such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks and bereavement.
I have been working in this field for many years, and have been able to successfully help people move forward with their life. I have an intimate understanding of what it's like dealing with difficult emotions, and this has given me a unique approach and understanding to help you move forward too.
Contacting a counsellor can feel daunting but could also be life-changing. I offer sessions that work best for you and am qualified to provide face to face, online or telephone sessions, whatever suits you.
Thank you for reading my profile, I hope it helps you with the sometimes difficult task of choosing a counsellor. If you have any questions around how I can help you please do let me know.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully insured and registered with the National Counselling Society and based at BCS Mental Health Service. In the past, I have worked at a variety of agencies to help me gain a wider understanding and 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
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
Once again thank you for reading my profile, and if you would like to know more or have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
I charge £40 per session for 1 to 1 counselling and £50 per session for couples therapy
I see clients throughout the week at times that are best suited to them, Monday - Saturday