About me

An experienced registered accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist (MBACP Accred), Systemic Family & Couples Practitioner & Clinical Supervisor with over 17 years post qualifying experience. Please see my website for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Leading up to and during this period I self-funded myself through a rigourous programme of academic and clinical study; M.Sc Psychology (Essex), M. Res Psychoanalytic History (Goldsmiths), PGDip Couns (Goldsmiths), PGCert Systemic Practice (Beds) and GradCert Systemic Practice (Birkbeck) (please see my website for a more expansive list).

An initial four-year clinical supervised core-training in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at the Unit for Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, ended successfully in 2003. I then began reading for a research degree in Psychoanalytic History within the same department at Goldsmiths. After a while I undertook a second masters degree, this time I read Psychology. Since then I have undertaken two highly-specialised family therapy trainings in Systemic Couples and Family therapy.

Speaking as an experienced clinical supervisor, counsellor/psychotherapist, systemic family practitioner and psychoanalytical historian, I believe that my professional and personal learning alike has been informed by and benefitted hugely from practical, clinical and academic contexts equally.

My private practice was formerly based in and around SE London (i.e. Lewisham & Catford & South Norwood) and Kent, where I worked as a counsellor from the late nineties with young people at risk, young adult offenders, vulnerable adults, and BME client groups presenting with complex and highly complex social and behavioural presentations.

Since 2007 I have practised as a clinical supervisor, counsellor/psychotherapist, and systemic family practitioner in the Colchester area.

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Clinical supervision, Couples therapy, couples counselling, family therapy, family counselling, Relationship issues, Psychosexual issues, Counselling for anxiety, Counselling for depression, Parenting issues, Psychological education and executive development as well as organisational development.

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Additional information

Our fees aim to be progressive and socially responsible.

Initial consultation fee from £ 40 - £ 104

Individual Adults and/or Young People from £ 40 - £ 78
Couples or Family therapy from £ 240 - £ 468 per month

Clinical supervision £ 47 ph


10:30 till 21:00 Mon to Fri. Please leave a voicemail at any time and I will gladly return your call as soon as I possibly can.

Further information

In my counselling & psychotherapy practice I strive to maintain deep and sustained emotional contact with individuals, families or couples, whilst also maintaining a high degree of reflexivity to the demands made by modern living on those whom, like so many today, urgently need to find someone well-qualified and experienced with which to build a genuine and trusting therapeutic alliance.

Professionalism, ethical practice, strict confidentiality and discretion are assured. I hold professional memberships with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), & Association of Family Therapy & Systemic Practice (AFT).

Unit 6
Nags Corner

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

An important concept not limited to supervision or counselling or psychotherapy might be how we come to know what we think we know.

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Paul Wadey

Paul Wadey