Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07866 314197

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Therapist - Melksham

Melksham SN12
07866 314197
Sessions from £53.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Down, depressed and hopeless? Beset by anxiety? Or just feeling stuck, inadequate or disconnected? I'll do my best to understand what you're going through and help you recover so you can live a more fulfilling and enjoyable life.

In the safe and confidential space of counselling, you can tell me about your experiences and voice your feelings, however troubling they might be. This in itself can bring relief and healing.

Through our work, you may also reach a new understanding of the causes of your unhappiness. This can help you escape the shackles of the past.

Ultimately, counselling can help you make changes so you can lead a richer, fuller and more satisfying life.

Of course, there can be no guarantees. But in my experience, most people find they make real progress through counselling. For some, it can be life-changing.

My experience

I’ve been a counsellor for more than 12 years. As well as practising privately, I’ve provided counselling in the NHS and at Relate as well as in schools, an FE college and, for the past seven years, at the University of Bath.

I’ve worked with hundreds of adults, young people and children experiencing all kinds of problems, especially anxiety and low mood/depression.

I have an up-to-date Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and hold certificates in Safeguarding Adults Level 3 and Safeguarding Children Level 3.  

Practice description

I'm a humanistic and integrative counsellor. This means I believe in your potential to make changes that will help you lead a fulfilling life. And I recognise the value of a range of different therapeutic approaches and will work with you to find what suits you best.

Much of my training has been in the person-centred approach and in psychodynamic counselling. In the person-centred approach, human beings are seen as having an innate tendency to develop towards our full potential. However, this process can be blocked or distorted by certain life experiences. Meanwhile, psychodynamic theory stresses the importance of past experience in shaping current behaviour, relationships and difficulties.

How counselling could help you

  • Understand yourself better: your feelings and thoughts, the things you do, your relationships, your deepest needs and longings.
  • Break free from old patterns that have been holding you back.
  • Cope better with your problems.
  • Recover from damaging experiences so they no longer limit you.
  • Get through a crisis.
  • Recover from a loss.
  • Learn to accept yourself.
  • Feel more confident in facing what you find challenging.
  • Build closer relationships with those you care about.
  • Make changes that make life more meaningful and enjoyable.
  • Feel better about yourself, your life and your future.

My first session

Coming to counselling can be daunting and may take a lot of courage. We'll discuss what you hope to get from counselling and we can agree how we'll work together. You can also ask me any questions you might have about the process.

If you don't think the first session has been helpful, I won't charge you for it.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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