Paul Robinson MBACP, Dip.Couns, B.A.(Hons)
I am a caring, supportive and experienced therapist, trained in a variety of theoretical approaches and working in private practice in the White Peak of Derbyshire.
I believe that the individual client and their unique needs determine the type of approach involved in the therapeutic relationship, although the person-centred core is fundamental to any counselling or psychotherapeutic alliance, and I will endeavour to maintain this concept throughout our working relationship.
I will provide a confidential, safe and secure environment for you to explore your concerns and feelings, and support you in developing you own choices and solutions for your future. For individuals with profound issues and preoccupations, I will support you in understanding how traumatic experiences from the past may influence your behaviour in the present through unhealthy choices and repeated patterns, and help you to heal wounds which may prevent you from achieving your full potential and leading a fulfilling and rewarding life.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I practice within the professional standards of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/), and receive regular professional supervision to assess and maintain the efficacy and ethical standards of my work with all clients. I welcome clients of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicity, including LGBT individuals.
In addition, I also run a Mindfulness-based workshop called "Refocus-Reframe", which combines photography with the holistic benefits of letting our souls connect with the natural world. For more information, or to book places, please visit my website (www.refocus-reframe.com).
I can be contacted by telephone (please leave a voice mail message and I will return your call), email via my own website (www.paulrobinsoncounselling.com), or through the Counselling Directory.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, University of Derby (Buxton).
B.A. Hons in Combined Studies (Arts), University of Manchester.
CPD certificate in CBT and Mindfulness.
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
NCE in Photojournalism, The Sheffield College, Norton Centre.
Previous counselling experience at Inner Clarity Counselling and Holistic Centre, Chesterfield and Off The Record, Hyde (www.offtherecord.demon.co.uk ).
Freelance writer and contributor for Positive News ( www.positivenews.org.uk )
Creator and co-ordinator for the workshop Re-Focus/Re-Frame (www.refocus-reframe.com).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm (finish), some Saturdays 12 noon-5pm (finish), £40 per hour per session, including the initial assessment session, £55 per hour per session for Couple's Counselling; a reduced rate of £25 per hour per session is available upon negotiation for students and individuals on low wage (except for weekends).
I would ask that all clients to give at least 48 hours' notice if you wish to cancel a session (except for emergencies).
I can now offer counselling via Skype (free download) for clients who are unable to travel for sessions: paulrobinsoncounselling2112.
I have personal experience of long-term depression, isolation, meaninglessness, relationship issues and addictions, I also have a deep interest in;
- Existential crises
- Life transitions
- Loss of connection, faith and spirituality
- Lack of direction or purpose in life
My approaches include modern Psychodynamic (long and short-term), Person-Centred/Humanistic (including Existential and Gestalt), Transpersonal/Psychosynthesis, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness...all theoretical approaches are conducted with the core values of Person-Centred therapy.
I also run a weekend workshop called Refocus-Reframe (www.refocus-reframe.com ), a combination of outdoor therapy, photography and the opportunity to reconnect with nature and the elemental forces that bind us together with the universe.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Thurs, 10am-8pm, Sat 12noon-6pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|