I am Paul. A warm welcome to my counselling practice, Whole Psychology
On the other pages, I have explained all about having counselling and how I can help. On this page, I have tried to give you a sense of who I am and what working together will be like.
I am a BACP registered therapist and Inspired by my experience in therapy, now have over a combined total of 15 years, initially in primary care and since in private practice, helping both couples struggling to make their relationship work and those with even the most severe or longstanding difficulties, and am passionate about the importance of delivering therapy which relieves distress and what makes a lasting tangible difference: emotionally, practically, behaviourally and mentally, to the lives of those I help.
You’ll find I’m patient and easy to talk to. Not because of my skills or training but for me counselling isn’t a clinical process. Whilst my work is rooted in therapeutic knowledge and psychology, I understand you could be sharing what is deeply personal about yourself and your experiences and so I know, some of getting to the place you want isn’t always easy.
When I needed help, asking felt huge, and I was scared I might break down, about being honest and I was uncertain about counselling or even where to start. So, I know how you could be feeling now. As it was for those who helped me, I care deeply that your counselling is not only successful but equally how we go about it.
With my experience I am good at understanding peoples’ problems and knowing how to help even when they don’t know where to start, and in sessions I am actively involved, and you get lots of sensitive guidance and support, ensuring you make progress.You will also find I value kindness and dignity and there’s no formality, we have a normal relationship, I also see the funny side of life and which got me through many a tough time.
I care deeply that your counselling is as successful as was mine was for me, and my aim is that you can leave having solved your current difficulties, feeling you can manage life’s future challenges, and confident in knowing how to enjoy a life and relationships which is more than just getting by, no matter what has gone before.
Please feel free to call, mail or text should you like to know more. No pressure or obligation just all your questions answered, and if you wish, without cost you are also very welcome to come along and find out if having counselling is right for you.