Paul Barrett

Counselling & Psychotherapy in London

Paul Barrett Counselling & Psychotherapy

Paul Barrett is an integrative psychotherapist based in Chelsea and Little Venice. He is a fully clinically accredited UKCP counsellor and psychotherapist. He is also a member of the BACP and CCPE and follows their codes of conducts and ethics.

 

Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process and it’s essential that you feel comfortable enough to share memories and information that will help with the therapy process. Whatever your reasons for seeking help with an issue, it takes courage to do so. People are often fearful of ‘exposing’ their deepest selves and of trying and failing. With the help of the right therapist you can promote self-confidence, encourage self-growth, improve relationships and reduce emotional suffering.

 

 


About Paul Barrett

Paul has a proven track record in helping many clients move forward with their lives and is recognised for his gentle and empathetic approach.

 

Integrative psychotherapy uses tools and techniques from a wide source of theoretical backgrounds. The client’s safety is the most important aspect of therapy, as it is only in a safe environment that a client will be able to work through their feelings. Ultimately, it’s the relationship between the therapist and client that aids the healing process. This relationship is built on trust, which is earned by the therapist. This level of trust is not a given. Non-judgemental therapy, with no blame and no shame, is fundamental for both the client, and/or anyone else who might be discussed in the therapy. What is important is what happened – and how the client felt, or was affected.

 

Over the years Paul has worked with people suffering from stress as a result of neglect or abuse, often related to their early childhood relationships and how these impact upon their present difficulties. Alongside the past, Paul looks at the present, and how repeated patterns of thinking may stop the client from moving forwards. Clients will be able to work in a safe environment and find understanding of where the problems might originate.  Acknowledgment, together with processing the feelings, helps to provide the opportunity to heal and move forward in our present lives.

 

Paul’s specialist areas include relationship issues, anger, trauma, loss, stress, anxiety or depression and addictions. He has a full knowledge of 12-step programmes and is also an EMDR therapist.

 

Contact Paul Barrett

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 07968 120 476 or email Paul Barrett here. 

 



Testimonials

Please see below what clients have said about Paul Barrett.

Joann – Richmond

Suffering from what I now know to be PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) some time after a road accident, I was experiencing flashbacks, loss of sleep and panic attacks. Paul was recommended to me and after a visit or two he used a technique called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). He was straightforward, honest and direct, and we got on with the task at hand. It did the trick! It was a very powerful and freeing process – thank you.

Roxanne – Notting Hill

Thank you for being a steady presence in my life for over two years. You have helped me work through all the nasty bits so that the light can shine in. Thank you for never making me feel stupid, or getting angry, even when I shouted at you and answered you back.

Alexandra – Knightsbridge

Thank you just does not seem enough. Once a beaten, battered and helpless wife with no self-worth left whatsoever, Paul gave me the strength and tools to become a free and happy woman once again. Without his help, support, empathy, kindness, strength and guidance I feel would not have got out alive. I could not recommend him highly enough.

Bridget – Knightsbridge

Paul was terrific and has a natural gift for this work.

Steve – London

Paul was recommended to me several years ago and we agreed to do some work together. He has been invaluable in my recovery and healing and has selflessly been available and supportive ever since.

His approach is gentle and nourishing and he has walked the walk, so I trust what he tells me. He’s not quoting from textbooks but from his own real life experience which is absolutely priceless.  I will continue to work under Paul’s guidance in the future and very much look forward to continuing my journey of growth with his guidance.

Cecilia – Switzerland

I never felt comfortable in my own skin. Paul became a strong, kind father figure to me and taught me about boundaries and how to use them. He enabled me to find my voice and how to say no comfortably rather than saying yes to everyone and everything and then getting angry and resentful. He gave me the tools for life that my parents never did. He is a lovely man and I can’t thank him enough for giving me a life.

Vanessa – London

I have just settled into my new place and I wanted to say thank you again for all your help. You have been an enormous help over the last couple of years and I will continue to use your words of wisdom and stress coping techniques whenever I start to feel overwhelmed.

I have not only benefited from your expert advice, but my family and friends have as well. You have helped me to set me up for success in whatever my future holds and I cannot thank you enough.

Emma – London

I just wanted to say I hope you are well and thanks for the EMDR. Now it’s been quite a few months since I’ve had it and I can see a huge change in myself.

I still think I have loads of work to do but I just feel less attached to the issues I had and feel so much better about myself and more optimistic about the future! It’s a good space to be in.

Jenny – St John’s Wood

After working with you and clearing a lifetime of ‘un-protested’ bad feeling and anger, I now have an open heart and have got married to my long-term partner. It was an incredible journey we travelled together. My husband and I can’t thank you enough.

Kristina – Chelsea

Paul is really brilliant – the right mix of gentle and firm.

Elizabeth – Chiswick

Paul helped me change my life and I can’t thank him enough.

Jonathan – Cork

After the death of my father I went into meltdown and could not function. Paul enabled me to say goodbye, let go and move on with my life. You were a bright star in a dark sky for me.

Freddy – Devon

Paul was recommended to me by my GP and together we worked through my childhood difficulties and, to my surprise, childhood abuse. As memories returned seemingly from nowhere, you guided me through processing and owning my feelings and anger. Previously, I could not stay in a relationship and I ended up destroying them all; now I have the gift of choice in my relationships and life. I cannot thank him enough.

George – Hampstead

Thank you for shining a light in a very dark place and time in my life. Your light guided me into a bright and sunny life and I can’t thank you enough.

Martin – Barnes

I have completed a course of psychological therapy with Paul.  Although at the start of therapy I insisted that I did not wish to explore my past experiences and my alcohol consumption – it became quickly apparent that these were the two interlinked issues that required specific attention.

It is a great testament to Paul that he was able to draw out my past experiences, allowing me to better understand what had happened and the choices that I made.  Paul was able to do this by establishing a sense of safety and trust during the consultations, which resulted in my being able to fully explore my life-experiences.

Over the course of the therapy we were able to easily and freely discuss a wide variety of issues including the significance of past traumas, interpersonal relationships and past decisions.  For me, the end result in therapy has helped me to put past events in a more understandable context, allowing me to break free from self-limiting entanglements, putting me in a better place to cope with the present and to make plans for the future.

 

Norah – St John’s Wood

Paul created a safe and trusting environment for me to work in.

Richard – London

Meeting Paul has been one of the most important experiences of my life.

He guided me through a dark and difficult period. Together we looked back at my past, making me understand who I am, and where I’ve come from.

Using a range of modern and classic therapy techniques, Paul helped me out depression, bringing a healthy balance to my life.

It’s only after seeing Paul that I feel truly alive – living and enjoying my life properly. He gave me an understanding of emotional intelligence I never knew existed.

I have now made peace with my past, live in the present and look forward to the future.

Thank you Paul, forever.


In The Press

Paul Barrett on BBC News

Paul was recently interviewed by BBC News regarding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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HELP Counselling

Paul was also filmed for the 'About HELP' video.

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