Paul Spreadbridge

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Dip Psy. Adv Dip Supervision. Accred EMDR Practitioner
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Plymouth, Devon, PL9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome. I am Paul Spreadbridge, a fully qualified and accredited counsellor, relational counsellor, clinical supervisor and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner which is especially helpful in treating life traumas and problems of many kinds.

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Feel free to give me a call with no obligation to see how I can be of help to you. If you are looking for help because of anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, bereavement, or something else which is troubling you, such as intimacy and relationship issues please make contact and together we can explore your problems and help you to find the inner strength and resources you have to move forwards with confidence.

I have a special interest in trauma, as an Accredited Europe and UK EMDR Practitioner (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and am able to help you if you have the following problems.

Traumas, depression or low persistent mood, anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, anger, irritability, childhood issues, unresolved 'baggage' from the past, bereavement, work related stress, bullying or abuse past or present, and intimacy and relationship issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am passionate about helping others and gained a great deal of valuable experience and challenges in a varied counselling and working life which included a career in the medical services of the Royal Navy, diverse community work and the emergency services and in the pastoral encounter of ministry.

Qualifications: BA (Hons), PGCE HE, Adv Dip Humanistic Counselling, Adv Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Adv Dip Clinical Supervision. Cert Relational Counselling, Cert Bereavement Counselling, ASIST Suicide Intervention Cert. Cert Safeguarding, EMDR Accredited Practitioner Current DBS.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

EMDR is especially helpful has grown in popularity in recent years and helps you break through the blocks that are keeping you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life. It is a therapy used for trauma cases, phobias, anxiety, depression and other conditions. it is only one of several treatment approaches that can be used to help you reach your treatment goals.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

The fee for each session is £50, EMDR and couple counselling is £60

Please Tel 07777678204 to arrange an appointment

When I work

Please contact me anytime

Further information

Online Counselling

Counselling is not just about face to face appointments. As a fully qualified and approved online counsellor sessions are now offered through Zoom or even by telephone. This may be easier for you to access and fit in with what is going on in your life. Give me a call if you have any concerns about online therapy or to talk through things about how it will work.

Plymouth, Devon, PL9

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

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Paul Spreadbridge
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