Paul Owen PhillipsPerson-centred/humanistic counsellor
Hi, my name is Paul.
I am an accredited Person-Centred Counsellor, this means I work with you to understanding and then overcome your challenges in life, in a supportive and effective way. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work constructively and collaboratively together, to help you reach your goals.
I use a strong Person-Centred approach to therapy and take from several other therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic approaches, to help clients in multiple ways.
I have been working in this field for many years, and have been able to successfully help people move forward with their life. I have an intimate understanding of what it's like dealing with difficult emotions, and this has given me a unique approach and understanding to help you move forward too.
I am fully insured and registered with the National Counselling Society and based at BCS Mental Health Service.
In the past, I have worked at a variety of agencies to help me gain a wider understanding and experience, such as MIND and Cruse Bereavement. Here I worked with a wide range of client concerns including; addictions, anxiety, anger, depression, panic attacks, sleep issues, low self-esteem, social phobia, stress, bereavement and loss.
Contacting a counsellor can feel daunting but could also be life-changing. I offer sessions that work best for you and am qualified to provide face to face, online or telephone sessions, whatever suits you.
Thank you for reading my profile, I hope it helps you with the sometimes difficult task of choosing a counsellor. If you have any questions around how I can help you please do let me know.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I charge £40 per session for 1 to 1 counselling and £50 per session for couples therapy
Training and qualifications
Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling (level 4 & 5) – University of South Wales
Certificate in counselling studies (level 3) – Cardiff and Vale College
Cruse Bereavement ABC Counselling Skills Course (Level 2)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (level 2) – Cardiff and Vale College
Basic counselling Skills Certificate (level 1) – Cardiff and Vale College
Couples and Family Therapy Diploma - Centre of Excellence
Additional Relevant Training –
How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer – Open Learn Course
Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST)
Cruse Bereavement Transactional Analysis Training Day
Cruse Bereavement Dementia Training Day
NHS Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence