BSc Addiction Counselling
BABCP, BACP (Accred.), FDAP
Issues worked with
Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Stress, Drugs, Gambling, Addiction, Sex, Self-harm, Anger, Self-esteem, Alcohol.
Special interest areas
Paul has particular experience with Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, Alcohol and other addictions - although this is not exclusive.
Paul believes in the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client to be key, built on trust so that a shared open alliance can form.
Paul has a wealth of experience of psychological intervention having worked in various multi-disciplinary work settings including NHS IAPT services (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), Alcohol and Drug misuse services, renowned private residential rehabs and prison. He has also had a successful private practice in Harley Street and in the Home Counties.
Paul's experience has covered various issues including but not exhaustive of anxiety, depression, stress, abuse, relationships, work, self-harm, OCD, alcohol and drug problems. Addiction, gambling, sex, eating disorders, porn and the internet.
Paul will use various contemporary research and evidence based therapeutic models including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy) and Humanistic Person Centred Therapy to help facilitate change and help people with various issues to live more balanced lives.
Sessions tend to be informal with a brief assessment followed by the opportunity to explore with confidentiality and anonymity considered.