Paul Moulding

Paul Moulding


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07791254574

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Therapist - Holmfirth

Holmfirth HD9
07791254574
Sessions from £40.00

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About me and my therapy practice

Do you find life hard to bear? Do you wonder what is the point? Are you bored, or scared of the future? Do you find that despite working hard, you never achieve happiness?

Are you at a crossroads? Has something changed? Perhaps your kids have grown up and you’re wondering what’s next?

Have you become a parent? Suffered a bereavement? Developed a health problem? Perhaps you’ve moved or re-located? Is getting older making you unhappy?

Do you have problems at work; are you experiencing bullying, racial or sex discrimination at work?

Are you a woman feeling undervalued? Do you feel like people have expectations of you based on your gender?

Are you struggling with what it means to be a 21st century man? Or with a relationship or Fatherhood? Or teenaged children, perhaps you are lonely? Does other people’s happiness upset you?

Do you feel criticised, do you blame yourself and wonder what you’ve done to deserve this? Do you feel nobody listens, or your life choices seem limited?

Do you avoid difficult stuff? Exercise or eat too much? Treat other people badly?

Do you feel low or generally dissatisfied with life? Perhaps it seems that others are doing better than you? Maybe you feel bad about feeling bad?

Do you feel anxious, scared, worried or angry?

Having experienced a lot of these feelings, and found huge benefit from counselling, I am confident it can help.

Sometimes it’s hard to find the words; thoughts, feelings and events leave us confused and feeling stuck. I offer a safe, confidential space, where, together, we can begin to make sense of your experience and find a way forward.

I’m an honest, pro-active, compassionate listener, using metaphor and humour, effective, philosophical, holistic, intuitive, ethical and creative. If that sounds like the kind of counsellor you’re looking for, give me a call.

Practice description

As a counsellor, I listen actively, which is different to everyday ‘listening’, because clients often tell me that partners/friends etc. often don’t really listen. This is very normal in daily life; people are pre-occupied, busy and so on. I find I have an ability to clear my head and allow my client’s words to echo, almost like I hear them twice. This may be very obvious and is something all counsellors do, but I mention it because it is absolutely vital to success.

Having said that, I’ve been asked by prospective clients if I am a counsellor who sits in silence, listening without speaking? No, I am not; I do speak, offer reflections, ask questions and offer different perspectives.

I work in lots of different ways – in sessions, I sometimes offer clients the opportunity to do written exercises, or invite them to do some work between sessions at home. Sometimes we make use of creative ways of working e.g. using objects, drawing or Russian Dolls. Sometime we role play difficult scenarios e.g. responding assertively to a person in their life that they have trouble standing up to.

Sometimes I draw on philosophy or poetry, e.g. ‘there is nothing that is good or bad except that thinking makes it so’, which was Shakespeare’s way of interpreting an ancient Greek philosopher, who in turn was saying that how we feel about an event or situation depends on the way we choose to think about it.

Often, in addition to the sadness, grief and sometimes tears that comes up in sessions, there is laughter also, which I think is important.

Clients often tell me something that has happened to them which is very similar to my own life experience. Sometimes I will share this – whilst it is important to always remember that the focus of the work is always the client, if this is done sparingly and appropriately it can be very helpful.

My first session

Our first session is of course really important in terms of getting to know each other. For me, it is about enabling you to feel comfortable enough to talk about your troubles. For you it is an opportunity to find out how I work and begin to tell me your story, and perhaps what you hope to gain from counselling. At our first session, there are a couple of forms to complete, which takes about 10 minutes, so I allow an hour for this first session. Clients often say that they found the session helpful and they have experienced relief at having unburdened themselves. They often say that the first session gave them new insights and they went away with lots to reflect on.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - Huddersfield

Huddersfield HD1
07791254574
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Sometimes it’s hard to find the words; thoughts, feelings and events leave us confused and feeling stuck. I offer a safe, confidential space, where, together, we can begin to make sense of your experience and find a way forward.

Honest, pro-active, compassionate, listener, using metaphor and humour, effective, philosophical, holistic, intuitive, ethical and creative. If that sounds like the kind of counsellor you’re looking for, give me a call.

You will be accepted for who you are; I welcome the opportunity to work with people of all sexual orientations, genders, ethnicities and races. If you identify as queer, genderqueer, male, female, gender-neutral, gay, straight, asexual, kinky, pansexual, atheist, spiritual or pagan, I look forward to working with you. As individuals, what makes us unique is often a vital clue to unlocking our potential and becoming the best version of ourselves that we can be.

I’ve worked in retail, customer service, manufacturing, driving, charities, the NHS and the military. Divorced, bereaved, a Father and Step-Father, I’ve got over my own depression and anxiety. So whilst I’ve trained as a counsellor, I remain very down to earth, and I draw on my experience if it useful.

Counselling is strange; you to go to see this stranger, and tell him your most personal stuff? Like making a new ‘friend’ only I am a single use friend; because you know you’ll never see me again after our work is finished, you can tell me everything.

Due to Coronavirus, I am currently offering video and telephone sessions only.  My availability is from 8am to 8pm on weekdays,  also work on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. 

Taking the first step can be the hardest thing you do. If you’d like to learn more about what I can offer you, please get in touch to book a free 30 minute telephone discussion to help you decide if I’m the right counsellor for you.

Practice description

As a counsellor,  I listen actively, which is different to everyday ‘listening’, because clients often tell me that partners/friends etc. often don’t really listen. This is very normal in daily life; people are pre-occupied, busy and so on. I find I have an ability to clear my head and allow my client’s words to echo, almost like I hear them twice. This may be very obvious and is something all counsellors do, but I mention it because it is absolutely vital to success.

Having said that, I’ve been asked by prospective clients if I am a counsellor who sits in silence, listening without speaking? No, I am not; I do speak, offer reflections, ask questions and offer different perspectives.

I work in lots of different ways – in sessions, I sometimes offer clients the opportunity to do written exercises, or invite them to do some work between sessions at home. Sometimes we make use of creative ways of working e.g. using objects, drawing or Russian Dolls. Sometime we role play difficult scenarios e.g. responding assertively to a person in their life that they have trouble standing up to.

Sometimes I draw on philosophy or poetry, e.g. ‘there is nothing that is good or bad except that thinking makes it so’, which was Shakespeare’s way of interpreting an ancient Greek philosopher, who in turn was saying that how we feel about an event or situation depends on the way we choose to think about it.

Often, in addition to the sadness, grief and sometimes tears that comes up in sessions, there is laughter also, which I think is important.

Clients often tell me something that has happened to them which is very similar to my own life experience. Sometimes I will share this – whilst it is important to always remember that the focus of the work is always the client, if this is done sparingly and appropriately it can be very helpful.

My first session

Our first session is of course really important in terms of getting to know each other. For me, it is about enabling you to feel comfortable enough to talk about your troubles. For you it is an opportunity to find out how I work and begin to tell me your story, and perhaps what you hope to gain from counselling. At our first session, there are a couple of forms to complete, which takes about 10 minutes, so I allow an hour for this first session. Clients often say that they found the session helpful and they have experienced relief at having unburdened themselves. They often say that the first session gave them new insights and they went away with lots to reflect on.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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