Paul Deaton

Paul Deaton


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07779539869

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS3
07779539869
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work in Bath and Bristol.

About me and my therapy practice

Online Therapy / Covid-19

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic I am currently working partly online. If you wish to have an initial session I am happy to arrange to do this online if you prefer. 

I offer humanistic, psychodynamic based integrative therapy; informed by Gestalt practice and the relational approach, and embracing aspects of cognitive therapy working both in the short term, identifying specific problems or the longer term, which offers the chance, with support to make real changes.

What does this mean practically? Principally, it means creating a safe setting where someone can begin to explore their own experiences and begin to work out what they feel and what they trust. Daily life is often a compromise that doesn’t give the space to explore our deepest feelings and therefore change for the better is more often than not, painfully, on hold.

Areas include depression, anxiety, illness, illness recovery, low self-esteem, relationship patterns, parental issues, addictions, bereavement and questions of meaning & purpose.

Practice description

Therapeutic Counselling

Sometimes we need help in our journeys to find out who we really are; we need a different perspective from friends and family, someone who is impartial, someone who can let us breath, who won’t react to what we say, won’t talk over us, and offer what ‘they think’ responses. Someone who can offer us a ‘confidential space’ that we can use with confidence; in busy daily lives this often feels lacking.

Counselling and therapy can offer this space to re-evaluate what is happening, what one wants, who one is and is a chance to talk about things that perhaps no else has properly listened to. Talking to someone in this way can make a real difference when we may have become stuck, directionless, depressed or caught in negative relationships or situations that seem beyond our control. It can help us understand where we are and what we really feel, but more importantly can help us work out where we need to go. Someone impartial can offer this exploration, change and permission.

I completed my training at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, a course accredited by both BACP & UKCP, qualifying in humanistic and integrative counselling (DipHIC, distinction, BCPC). This follows a life-long interest in people, their motivations and their relationships. I have a first class degree in psychology (Bath 2001), an MLiTT in creative writing (Glasgow, 2011) and two decades of experience in mental health, both the charity sector e.g. Mind, & Changes, Bristol but also in the NHS, working on acute mental health wards, and for the last four years counselling in addictions in Bristol. On top of counselling I facilitate groups, and also run creative writing workshops.

My first session

The First Step

The first session would be introductory (either online, face to face, or by phone); of 50 mins where you will be able to share what has been going on for you and maybe offer some goals you wish to achieve from the therapy. I will happily discuss the therapeutic process and try to answer any questions. This is a stand-alone meeting, where you can pause, reflect, and make the decision if you wish to start in therapy. If you decide you would wish to proceed then would set up an on-going weekly appointment.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - Bath

Bath BA1
+447779539869
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work in Bath and Bristol 

About me and my therapy practice

Online Therapy / Covid-19

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic I am currently working partly online. If you wish to have an initial session I am happy to arrange to do this online if you prefer.

I offer humanistic, psychodynamic based integrative therapy; informed by Gestalt practice and the relational approach, and embracing aspects of cognitive therapy working both in the short term, identifying specific problems or the longer term, which offers the chance, with support to make real changes.

What does this mean practically? Principally, it means creating a safe setting where someone can begin to explore their own experiences and begin to work out what they feel and what they trust. Daily life is often a compromise that doesn’t give the space to explore our deepest feelings and therefore change for the better is more often than not, painfully, on hold.

Areas include depression, anxiety, illness, illness recovery, low self-esteem, relationship patterns, parental issues, addictions, bereavement and questions of meaning & purpose.

Practice description

Therapeutic Counselling

Sometimes we need help in our journeys to find out who we really are; we need a different perspective from friends and family, someone who is impartial, someone who can let us breath, who won’t react to what we say, won’t talk over us, and offer what ‘they think’ responses. Someone who can offer us a ‘confidential space’ that we can use with confidence; in busy daily lives this often feels lacking.

Counselling and therapy can offer this space to re-evaluate what is happening, what one wants, who one is and is a chance to talk about things that perhaps no else has properly listened to. Talking to someone in this way can make a real difference when we may have become stuck, directionless, depressed or caught in negative relationships or situations that seem beyond our control. It can help us understand where we are and what we really feel, but more importantly can help us work out where we need to go. Someone impartial can offer this exploration, change and permission.

I completed training at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, a course accredited by both BACP & UKCP qualifying in humanistic and integrative counselling (DipHIC, distinction, BCPC). This follows a life-long interest in people, their motivations and their relationships. I have a first class degree in psychology (Bath 2001), an MLiTT in creative writing (Glasgow, 2011) and two decades of experience in mental health, both the charity sector e.g. Mind, & Changes, Bristol but also in the NHS, working on acute mental health wards, and for the last four years counselling in addictions in Bristol. On top of counselling I facilitate groups, and also run creative writing workshops.

My first session

The First Step

The first session would be introductory (either online, face to face, or by phone); of 50 mins where you will be able to share what has been going on for you and maybe offer some goals you wish to achieve from the therapy. I will happily discuss the therapeutic process and try to answer any questions. This is a stand-alone meeting, where you can pause, reflect, and make the decision if you wish to start in therapy. If you decide you would wish to proceed then would set up an on-going weekly appointment.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited