Paul Wheeler - registered MBACP
If you are struggling to cope with your emotions, stressful life events or relationships and would benefit from some space to explore your issues and gain a better understanding into the causes of your distress, please get in touch.
I am an experienced qualified counsellor, working with young adults who are struggling with todays life pressures and anxieties. My practice includes counselling young adults in secondary school settings and understanding adults who are looking for direction in life.
I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space to support you when exploring and expressing any struggles you may be facing that are having detrimental affects on yourself or daily life.
I operate primarily from a person centred approach being mindful that human beings need to feel valued and respected before positive change can come about.
We will work together at your own pace, as expressing personal thoughts and feelings can be difficult and takes time. From there we can examine and challenge these emotions that arise to gain a better understanding and configure a suitable method to overcome them.
My background is humanistic and integrative, sometimes using mindfulness techniques within my work. I have worked with both adults and young people across a very broad range of problems, including :
- Young Adult counselling
- Self Harm
- Panic Attacks
- Low Self Esteem
- Confidence Issues
- Low Mood
- Anger Issues
- Confused and feel in despair of life
The use of Humanistic and Cognitive interventions are offered to help you find a route to improved personal functioning and introducing coping strategies that are realistic. My therapeutic work is tailored towards helping you to function when faced with the challenges and stresses of daily life.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by its ethical framework to good practice. I adhere to their code of ethics and have regular supervision to ensure safe practice is maintained.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Therapeutic Counsellor Dip (QCF)
Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory (Dip)
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) (Dip)
Level 4 Group Teen Triple P - Parenting Intervention.
Experienced in working within LPFT, NHS Trust - Acute Mental Health Unit
Understanding & Managing Children SEBD (University of Leicester)
Experienced in working as a school counsellor ( 11 - 16 )
Enhanced DBS certificate
Safeguarding - Self Harm & Suicidal Thoughts
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My fees are :
£35.00 per 50 minute session for individuals.
Trainee Counsellors £25.00
I offer an introductory 30 minute initial assessment for £20 where you are able to ask me any questions and talk about your expectations, as well as for me to gain an understanding of your difficulties and allow me to see if I hold the appropriate skills and knowledge to help you. From there you can then decide if you feel comfortable with me and feel I am the right counsellor for you. if so we can work together and determine how we will achieve your goals and progress forward.
Free parking / easy access via public transport
I have worked extensively with young people over many years. I am able to form positive working relationships enabling them to quickly feel relaxed, safe and secure and as a result confident to express their thoughts and feelings.
This experience has involved me supporting and counselling young people who have experienced safe guarding and child protection issues
There is no charge for cancellations when 24 hours notice is provided.
If you would like to enquire about setting up a session, please get in touch via email or telephone and provide a brief description of the struggles you are facing and I will get back to you as soon as I am available.
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