My Approach

How Paul works

“Counselling and psychotherapy can be a successful way of exploring very personal issues.  It’s therefore crucial that you feel comfortable with your therapist and that you can trust and understand the process. I believe in working cognitively to stabilise clients before working more creatively. Creative ways of working can include visualisations, sand trays and symbolism. I will explain thoroughly what each method entails before we begin. In a first consultation, we can discuss any questions you may have about the therapeutic process and what you hope to gain from the sessions.”

Paul offers several forms of counselling, including one-to-onegroup therapybusiness coaching and life coaching. He also runs workshops which use a powerful Gestalt-based intervention to free participants from the shackles of their past.

Paul’s approach to counselling and psychotherapy is always one of no blame, no shame. Boundaries will be discussed before any therapy is initiated and it is always Paul’s aim that the client is happy and comfortable each step of the way.

What makes a good therapist?

Finding someone you can build a rapport with and can trust with personal details as well as a host of emotions is vital. Your chosen therapist should ideally possess the following qualities:

  • A sophisticated set of interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to build trust, understanding and belief from the client.
  • The ability to make a connection with the client.
  • An understanding of the client’s condition.
  • Has a treatment plan and allows it to be flexible.
  • Monitors patient progress.
  • Offers hope and realistic optimism.
  • Is reflective.
  • Relies on best research evidence.
  • Continually improves through professional development.

Contact Paul Barrett

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