Paul Hapney

Paul Hapney

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS15
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Dr Paul Hapney (CPsychol).

Being a Chartered Psychologist (BPS accredited: no. 243364) means that I have had high level specialist training (Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology) for providing counselling.

I offer short term counselling to people experiencing temporary emotional distress such as can be triggered by life upheaval and change, relationship problems, or losses of various kinds.

I also offer longer term psychotherapy to people suffering with chronic problems such as being affected by persistent stress, anxiety, or anger, recurrent bouts of depression, debilitating low self esteem, or repeated relationship problems.

Sometimes people do not know what type of problem they have - only that something is wrong, or they find themselves engaging in habitual unhealthy behaviours. With time and commitment, these harder to name difficulties can also be understood and worked through.

In all of my work I prioritise the formation of a very safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. From this place of trust, my aim is to facilitate a person's efforts to really understand and fully process what they are experiencing.

Outside of my private practice I have provided therapy in NHS settings since 2010. I worked for many years as a Senior Psychology Practitioner and since 2018 took on the role of Specialist MBT Practitioner offering individual and group therapy to people with complex emotional problems, including personality disorder.

Depending upon factors such as income, employment situation, and required frequency of meeting, my session rates range between £40 and £50. I am happy to offer an initial consultation at the reduced rate of £30. This will provide us with an opportunity meet and to think about your needs and how I may be able to help you.

The use of the title Dr in this directory listing relates to the member’s doctorate qualification. However, this does not imply a general medical qualification.

What I can help with

Addictions, Obsessions, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Child related issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work