A BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited and Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Supervisor with 20 years’ experience in supporting clients from diverse backgrounds, providing short and long term therapy on a very wide range of issues, including:
Depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationship problems, low-self esteem, loss and bereavement, addiction, obsessive compulsive problems, trauma and phobias.
Paul trained as an Integrative Counsellor though adopts an eclectic approach consistent with his experience. Influences include Gestalt, solution- focused and cognitive behavioural models, the use of Mindfulness, and in particular the Human Givens model developed by Psychologist Joe Griffin and therapist Ivan Tyrrell. He has also trained in Hypnotherapy which, when appropriate, he integrates within his Counselling practice (for example,when treating phobias).
Paul is also a qualified Supervisor, having trained in counsellor supervision at York St John University and supervises both trainee and qualified counsellors.
Paul provides support to both privately and organisationally referred clients – such as BUPA and is experienced in working within the contractual protocols and standards demanded by EAP’s and Insurance companies.
He works within the BACP Ethical Framework to provide Counselling which is non-judgemental, confidential and fully in the service of his clients.
In addition to offering private Counselling he worked for many years as a member of Kingston University Counselling Service with students and staff, as a Counsellor and Mental Health Advisor.Latterly he has worked as a Student Counsellor at the University of London Birkbeck College. He has also worked in the addictions field as a Counsellor for Kingston Addiction Support and Care Agency.
Julia has over 20 years’ experience working as a Career & Development Coach and Facilitator both in the private and public sector.
Supporting individuals and organisations often during times of change and uncertainty has always been core to her work. She provides a positive learning and development space for people to engage with all aspects of their working life, helping individuals to achieve satisfying and sustainable change.
Organisational experience includes:
- Internal development coach for a major NHS Foundation Trust , providing one to one / group coaching and coaching skills training to those in leadership and management positions
- Coach and facilitator on Development Programmes for a global Professionals Services consultancy
- Associate Consultant for a number of leading HR consultancies
- Mentor to H.E. students with additional learning needs
Julia has a post-graduate diploma in Career Coaching and a qualification in Psychodynamic Counselling in the Workplace. She is a member of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology, a trained NLP Practitioner, qualified in Myers Briggs (MBTI) and the Positive Psychology tool Strengthscope.