Paul Weeden MBACP Therapist, Coach & Supervisor
18 Devonshire Row
49 Beach Road
In a nutshell I am passionate about helping people to find purpose and meaning in their personal & professional lives.
This begins with helping my clients to understand themselves better and then make use of that understanding and awareness to make positive changes.
I believe that every individual is unique and special in their own way, and my integrative counselling & embodiment coaching training embraces this.
The way we typically design a working agreement is by formally assessing your current situation, deciding together a focus of the work, which is often unresolved issues with yourself and possibly others in your life. Then once agreeing to work through these issues as far as we can in order to help process any blocked emotions, replace any unhelpful underlying beliefs with new more realistic ones. We then have the opportunity to come to greater self acceptance of who we currently are and what brought us here.
We can then focus on what you usually do day to day and consider what areas are beneficial and which as not.
Many people I’ve treated, like many of us at times feel a combination of; frustration, anxiety and depression about areas of their work and personal life. Many of us have under achieved potential that remains stuck in our cells as latent energy. It is likely your body is trying to communicate to you through your subconscious in some way, probably as a discomfort, like a sort of warning light that it wants you do do something differently.
Many of the people I have worked with find that after addressing the emotional blockages from the past, that by committing to pursuing interests and activities that give them meaning and purpose, that they then start to feel a bit better. By that I mean they feel calmer more positive and more in control again.
One of the ways we decide what might be good to try, is by examining your patterns of behaviour in your daily life. Your breathing patterns; and the way you talk and walk. And then within that, looking at how you go about your day. Most of us do all this unconsciously at least half the time.
For example- are you a very direct perhaps fiery communicator or do you avoid communicating unless you have to ? So what might be the strengths and weaknesses of both of these sets of qualities ?
Or are you very earthy and grounded ? consistent and reliable, but perhaps lacking spontaneity and creativity. How does this way of being serve you and how is it holding you back ?
Whatever we would like to develop more or less of, we can work on a plan and strategy that will involve trying new and interesting things that you can learn and grow from. Holding your purpose and goals in mind about how you would like to develop yourself into a newer more refined and self aware version of yourself.
Please send me an email or call if you would like to discuss trying my one to one counselling & coaching sessions or my workshops.
Training, qualifications & experience
My main training was through an integrative BACP accredited advanced diploma at the Centre for Personal & Professional Development in North London. I chose this type of training because I believe that different aspects of a wide spectrum of theories can apply to any given situation. In other words, not trying to make a person fit into our training modality, regardless of whether it is applicable to them.
I have worked with a wide diversity of client groups from many different cultures and backgrounds, and I have experience with many different issues, and a capacity to be with the most difficult of feelings as well as help find realistic and achievable solutions. I have gained my experience within NHS Primary Care, as well as with young people in schools via the YMCA, and I also have extensive experience in Counselling agencies such as the As You Are centre in Southwick, as well as running a busy private practice.
I also find looking at what we are experiencing in our bodies can have an invaluable amount of useful information for us to work with, helping you to find what you need to feel better.
Embodied Facilitator- Integration Training
Embodied Intersubjectivity in the clinic
Relational based Clinical supervision
Short term contracts
Working with sandtray
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Living With Dissociation
Partners of Dissociative Survivors
Time limited counselling
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience helping people to become more self aware, and to recognize their potential and areas to develop.
I also offer coaching & brief goal/solution focused therapy
I have particular experience with survivors of childhood abuse,
and conditions such as bi-polar, ADHD & aspergers.
I've also worked in organizations as well as in private practice with children and young people.
£70 per session at peak times
Lower cost sessions available at certain times.
Short term contracts - Solution/Goal Focused Therapy ( SMART) - sometimes we encounter a dilemma in life that only requires an external point of reference for a brief intervention whilst we adjust to the change in feelings or behaviour.
Part of working this way involves experiencing feeling heard and understood, whilst implementing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools to reality test the way we are viewing things.
Brief Psychotherapy & Counselling -
At times, perhaps for practical reasons, we are only be able to work so much on a specific issue, we may just need to feel a bit more able to cope rather than completely solve a problem, or there may be something we have not felt able to share or process that we may benefit from spending some time working through.
- Where achievable we might agree on around twelve 50 minute sessions.
Open-ended contracts -
Integrative psychoodynamic/humamistic therapy
Our primary experiences with our care givers shape the way we engage with the world for the rest of our lives. In an open ended contract we can explore how the past is influencing us in the present, through developing a relationship based on trust, consistency and empathy, whilst working at a pace with which you feel comfortable. During this process we can uncover unconscious drives and defence mechanisms that have become parts of our life script.
- Long term work is usually most suitable for issues that have been with us for most of our lives.
- Where possible we will agree to commit to between 4-12 sessions and review your progress as we go along.
Cliinic practice in London as well as Brighton & Hove East Sussex
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 8am-8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer individual and group relational clinical supervision in London and Sussex, as well as on Skype and the telephone.