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About Paul

My 20’s and 30’s were spent travelling, mainly around Asia, immersed in Eastern psychology, philosophy and spiritual practice. This led me back to the UK where I studied Neuroscience and Psychology in an attempt to understand the benefits of meditation scientifically. This interest has grown, and I have now been studying, researching and practicing Western Psychology since 2008. Before this, I studied, practiced and taught Mindfulness-based techniques internationally for around twenty years.

Academic qualifications

  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
  • Doctor of Psychology (DPsych)
  • MSc with Distinction in Early Psychosis Intervention.
  • Master’s Research: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness (Distinction).
  • BSc First-Class Honours in Psychology & Neuroscience.

Therapy experience
Quite often I work with people who are at a stage where they want to make sense of, and find meaning in their lives. This in itself can form the basis of valuable therapeutic aims.

Although I avoid too much emphasis on the use of labels, some examples of diagnoses I often work with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Personality
  • Psychosis
  • Trauma/PTSD

Other typical examples of issues that people bring to our sessions include:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-criticism
  • Identity
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sex and Sexuality
  • Anger
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Loss, grief and bereavement
  • Physical Health (e.g. Pain, Sleep, HIV, terminal illness)