Paul Warnock

Paul Warnock

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Pentir, Bangor

Pentir, Bangor LL57
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available


My availability varies throughout the year due to the nature of my work, please feel free to email me at or complete the contact form.

About me and my therapy practice

I understand that it may be difficult to talk about feelings or even identify them, I aim to provide sessions that will help you to share what's going on and look at strategies for moving forward.

The pace of our counseling sessions will be controlled by you and what you want to talk about, if you get a bit stuck I can help prompt the conversation by asking a question or by suggesting an alternative perspective. I appreciate that our personality and who we are now have been influenced by past experiences, in some cases it may be worth revisiting these memories before moving on. Focussing on what's going on now and introducing small adjustments to our established habits can lead to a dramatic change in our behaviour and how you can make better choices for yourself.

This Integrative Approach to counseling combines the four main areas of psychology in which I trained at Bangor University.  At times I may draw on aspects of other therapies that may help provide a framework for sessions if required.

Practice description

My experience of working in challenging environments has provided me with an alternative to counseling in an office context. While working as a Mountain Guide I noticed that after facing a challenge in the mountains, clients often felt compelled to discuss their most private fears and concerns. This motivated me to complete an MSc in Counselling where my research focused on why some people have greater difficulty expressing feelings than others.

As a qualified British Mountain Guide (IFMGA) and British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader, I can offer active sessions that allow a natural amount of time for us to get to know each other. More importantly, this gives you space to decide if you want to talk to me about the difficult stuff that's going on in your life. You may have a close family member that is reluctant to seek help but they would consider a day climbing in Snowdonia with a Guide who is also a Counselor. This can present an opportunity for discussion but gives the client complete autonomy on how open they are prepared to be.

If you prefer I also offer telephone and online counseling or if you're nearby we can meet in a more conventional counseling setting.

My first session

After an initial phone call, our first session could simply be a walk, the pace and venue can be set by you, to help you feel as comfortable as possible. Movement can help promote talking whilst a the same time providing the benefits of fresh air and activity. However, if you prefer to meet indoors this can easily be arranged. I appreciate that a level of trust may need to be established before you consider sharing your thoughts on a deeper level, therefore I can work with clients on a longer term when desired.

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

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