Paul GomesExistential psychotherapist
I strive to provide a therapeutic space that facilitates clients feeling heard, with empathy, openness and honesty at the core of this experience. I am committed to helping my clients face the challenges of life and to reflect on and embrace the freedom of choice human kind has. I am mindful of understanding a client's position in the world and their unique identity in relating to themselves and to others. I believe in working with you to reflect on your current ways of being, enabling you to identify and develop further on your internal resources.
I am also an adoption informed counsellor, holding a certificate in Adoption Support Counselling, allowing me to work with adults whose lives have been touched by adoption. I have a keen interest in understanding the lived experience of each person within the adoption triad, with a specific focus on the lived experience of adoptees that have been through an adoption reunion.
I am trained in a number of different counselling styles, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Existential Phenomenological, and Mindfuleness. As part of my practise, I strive to adapt these approaches to my clients individual needs. I have experience in working with adults in a number of different settings, ranging from NHS Talking Therapy, addiction centers, and counselling charities.
Prior to embarking upon a career in counselling, I worked in the change management arena for a number of global organisations operating in the finance, automotive and consumer goods industries. As a result, I have an understanding of and experience working with the pressures and demands one can face, and the challenges this can create in maintaining balance between our personal and working lives.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I charge £70 per hour. I offer concessions to NHS key workers and to students.
Tuesday Evenings Online
Wednesday Evenings Online
Saturday Morning Face to Face
Training and qualifications
PhD Candidate: Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Studies
Masters of Science: Psychology
Bachelor of Arts: Industrial Psychology