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MBACP, Dip.Couns, B.A.(Hons)

About me

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 (, 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 (

I can be contacted by telephone (please leave a voice mail message and I will return your call), email via my own website (, 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 ( ).

Freelance writer and contributor for Positive News ( )

Creator and co-ordinator for the workshop Re-Focus/Re-Frame (

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

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.

When I work

Mon-Thurs, 10am-8pm, Sat 12noon-6pm.

Further information

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 ( ), a combination of outdoor therapy, photography and the opportunity to reconnect with nature and the elemental forces that bind us together with the universe.

Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme