Paul Thurtle

Paul Thurtle

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Chertsey

Chertsey KT16
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I’m Paul & I offer counselling from my practice based in my home in Chertsey. I offer non-judgemental, confidential & supportive counselling which is focused on my client’s individual needs. 

My experience working as a primary school teacher & as a funeral director means I am aware of the stresses & pressures of demanding & emotionally challenging professions. 

I believe that counselling can give us an insight into the way we behave & help us to get in touch with our feelings & emotions. Being able to explore the past as well as present-day feelings in a safe environment can help to make sense of our lives. 

For many of us, not thinking about those ‘difficult’ things can help us get through the day. These ‘difficult’ things might be unpleasant or frightening childhood memories. There may be events from our past that we find deeply shaming. 

It can be hard work trying to keep these feelings suppressed. Doing so can lead to anxiety, low self-esteem & a sense of shame. 

It can be a relief to share our fantasies, dreams & aspirations knowing that they will be received non-judgmentally; all too often others shut us down when we want to be heard. This leads to isolation & a sense of being disconnected from others. It can also be helpful to discuss the various things that stimulate us. 

I believe that life is not binary & that we are not binary; I work with & believe in diversity. I have worked with gay, bi & questioning/queer clients. I also work with Trans clients. Counselling can help to reflect on the way we relate to others; we can explore intimacy, boundaries & the sort of relationship we want to have. 

I am experienced in working with people who are hard of hearing; I have some basic Sign Language, use Sign Supporting English & have used a ‘Total Communication’ approach with young people.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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