Hello, my name is Paul Weekes and I’m an integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling which draws upon approaches from both person-centred and psychodynamic modalities. I continue to develop my practice in areas of mindfulness and cognitive approaches.
I believe in the space between stimulus and response being an opportunity for change. Moments in which exists a potential for movement away from struggle, pain, and suffering. An opportunity to let go, find peace, understanding, acceptance, new perspectives, and relinquish narratives that once served us well but now bear little relationship to our authentic selves.
I recognise the courage of each person who chooses to sit opposite me and share their feelings, thoughts, and experiences. The courage to embark or continue the journey of healing, self-exploration, and becoming.
How I work
The bulk of my approach focuses on the here and now. Also recognising the impact of our lived experience. As a result, I tailor my approach to fit your specific needs and goals. In doing so I draw upon mindfulness-based approaches as well as providing means of exploring past experiences. This is done within a safe and person-centred environment.
I place a great deal of emphasis on building a strong therapeutic relationship. Based on trust, respect, and openness in a conversational style. I believe that we all have an innate drive towards self-growth and that we possess the capacity to find our own solutions given the right conditions.
Where we experience a deeper felt shift in our being is the source of lasting change. For this reason, my work with you will always have an element of focusing on what is felt and experienced in the present moment. I find this to be a useful tool for both getting in touch with parts of ourselves that often go unattended to, and also provides a means of exploring things that are brought to the surface for you during each session.
As a BACP registered member I practice in accordance with their ethical framework which outlines principles and values for ethical practice in counselling.
I offer a free 30-minute introductory consultation over the telephone. Subsequent sessions are £65 for a 50-minute session. These sessions may be either in-person or online.
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