Hello and welcome to Paul Goodall Counselling. I’m a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Brighton. My training is in the humanistic approach and I have a particular interest in existential philosophy and how this applies to both counselling and to our lives.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their Ethical Code of Practice. I also have more than a decade of experience working as a trade union representative, helping and supporting people when they are facing difficulties at work. I’m fully insured and hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.
The current global situation with the Corona Virus has obviously created a lot of anxiety for people and with government advice being to avoid social contact can also leave people physically and mentally isolated. As well as face-to-face counselling, I also offer online Skype/Zoom counselling and I am an experienced telephone counsellor, which means you can access counselling should you prefer to have sessions online rather than in person.
I work with people both long and short-term, exploring all areas of their lives and have experience of helping people struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, identity issues, ADHD, addiction, childhood abuse and trauma among other issues. I have a specialism in working with gambling addiction and am trained Gamcare therapist. I work with both those struggling with addiction and the people around them who are affected by gambling. I also specialise in working with artists, musicians and people who identify with alternative subcultures.