Paul Smith (Registered MBACP)
Total Health Care
61 Glynne Street
Hi, my name is Paul and I welcome you to my profile. I offer myself as a friendly caring and supportive counsellor.
At some point in our lives we could all benefit from talking openly to someone who is not biased and who wont give opinions or judge us. By working together we can help get those troublesome thoughts and feelings out in the open in a safe, caring, friendly and confidential environment and see what is needed for you to live a more fulfilling life.
counselling is a talking therapy. A safe and supportive environment where you can talk and explore your thoughts and feelings and how they affect your life.Counselling can help you find the tools and inner self knowledge to go forward in your life and change the things that need to be changed. By exploring what is going on for you in a safe empathic and supportive environment whilst being heard and understood without judgement, will provide for you a way to find your true self see more clearly what things need to change and how to change them.
Helping with such issues as:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Low self esteem
- Panic Disorder
- Relationship issues
- Damaged childhood
- Self identity issues
Counselling can help with anything that troubles us, makes us feel confused, sad, overwhelmed, or unhappy.
I am a fully qualified and registered member of the British Association Of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and work within their code of ethics. Having 8 years experience counselling with people who have brought many and varied issues into the sessions i have seen the changes that can happen within the counselling process.
I care deeply about people and have a natural respect for everyone I meet. I fully believe and trust in the counselling process to be able to help people make the changes they need. Personally having always had a good ear for peoples problems, becoming a counsellor helped me develop my skills and reach out to more people. I feel honoured to be with people as they explore themselves and what is going on for them
I work both from in a quiet comfortable room at home in Walkden, Worsley, and in a comfortable quiet therapy room located in Farnworth.
ONLINE VIDEO/WEBCAM COUNSELLING
If Online counselling appeals to you I also offer counselling through online video/webcam via a safe and secure protected platform called doxy.me. It is HIPAA and GDPR compliant with encryption meaning I can offer you a safe and secure way of sharing whatever you feel the need to bring. There is nothing for you to download just a simple link to follow to my private " therapy room". You may feel more safe and able to open up by not meeting in person or you may feel restricted by time or travelling. Meeting online via webcam allows us to be face to face enabling the therapeutic process to flow in a similar way to meeting in person. It does however mean that you have to make for yourself a safe quiet place free of interruptions where you will not be overheard and have a reliable safe device with a webcam.
LENGTH OF THERAPY
I believe in allowing the process to work naturally and so some people feel that just one session is all they need while others may benefit from many more. With my clients it is entirely up to the them. There is no limit, after every few sessions I take my clients through a review where they look at how things may have changed for them since we began, and see what if anything I can more do to further help.
It is important that you find the right Counsellor who you feel comfortable with. Counselling can be difficult emotionally as you can often find yourself opening up in ways you have never felt able to before. As a Therapeutic relationship is built up it becomes a powerful and unique way in which time and space is allowed to explore yourself and how your relationship with life is. I do feel that it is important to keep sessions regular in order to maintain a good flow with our work together.
I will keep you safe and allow you to work at your own pace, you will not be judged and will be listened to openly and with respect and everything you say will be treated strictly confidential.
I believe it is every persons right whatever their issues, social background or financial state to be able to receive effective counselling which is why i try to be as flexible and affordable as possible.
I understand that it can be difficult and daunting taking that first step in seeking help when things get bad, and i admire anyone who does so.
"The process of change always starts with a decision that things NEED to change."
So, if you feel you are ready to make that change but are maybe still a little unsure, know that you can contact me by calling or text on: 07857 476583, or click here to send me an email with no obligation to take things any further.
Together we can begin the process of change for you, starting your new life in getting your needs met and living the life you deserve.
Thank you again for taking the time to read my profile I hope it has been of use to you and I wish for you the very best and look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- ABC level 2 certificate in counselling concepts.
- ABC level 3 certificate in counselling skills.
- ABC level 4 Diploma in the theory and practice of counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
I offer 60 minute sessions.
First introductory session 30 minutes free.
£40 per counselling session.
Reduced rate available, please let me know when booking and we can discuss how to make it affordable for you. It is most important to me that you receive the counselling you may need and not stop because you feel you cannot afford it. I am committed to offering effective counselling at an affordable rate to as many people as possible.
If you need to talk and cannot get to see me, we can discuss having counselling at your home. Rates are the same. Please call: 07857 476583 or email me to discuss your needs.
I also have a special interest in the spiritual side of life. Whether we are religious or spiritually minded navigating our way through this modern society can bring many difficulties. I am open to all religions cultures and spiritual matters and understand well the difficulties it can bring in the diverse and sometimes misunderstanding society we live in.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
day times and evenings available.
Types of client