Counsellor in Hull


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About Paul West

Paul West is a highly experienced, fully qualified, private therapist working in his own practice in central Hull (East Yorkshire, UK).

He started his education after completing a BSc (Hons) Psychology with the Open University; this also saw the start of training with a UKCP - Accredited training course in Integrative Therapy.  Continuing practicing in charity, he set up his own private counselling practice in 2008, later adding a degree in Counselling from Hull University, followed by a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Diploma in Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Diploma in Body Language (BL).  

Paul is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – a process that demonstrates his experience, professionalism and adherence to ethics. 

Paul continues to enhance his understanding and practice with monthly supervisory consultations and continued professional development.





Integrative  Counselling and Therapy

Integrative therapy is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client. With an understanding of normal human development, an integrative therapist modifies standard treatments to fill in development gaps that affect each client in different ways. By combining elements drawn from different schools of psychological theory and research, integrative therapy becomes a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment than more traditional, singular forms of psychotherapy.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

(CBT)

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviours, and thoughts.  CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging clients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behaviour.





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Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a modified form of cognitive therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices such as meditation and breathing exercises. Using these tools, MBCT therapists teach clients how to break away from negative thought patterns that can cause a downward spiral into a depressed state so they will be able to fight off depression before it takes hold.




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What my client's are saying

SM - This year I have come to the lowest I have ever felt; to feeling more content than I have done in years.  I can not thank you enough for all your help.


SN - I just wanted to sincerely thank you for all your help and guidance over recent months and years.  I feel truly privileged to have been at the hands of such knowledge and expertise in this field.

Client's, 2017/2018