I am based in Folkestone, Kent and offer 1-1 therapy. The sessions are 1 hour long and are held during the day and early evening through out the week.

The common issues I help people with are listed below, however CBT can help with a multitude of problems. Please see a more complete list on my CBT therapy page.

  • Anxiety, agoraphobia and panic attacks, phobias and fears
  • Depression, low mood
  • Worry and overthinking
  • Obsessive- compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress

If you have any queries please feel free to contact me by completing
the form, by email or by telephone. If you are sharing personal details please email me directly:  We can then arrange an assessment appointment in my clinic where I can hear more about your concerns and give you some options for treatment. (All emails sent you are encrypted/ sent confidentially).  


Paul understands every issue I have discussed with him. He is a very thoughtful and understanding person who is helping me to cope with my problems. I look forward to my weekly sessions with Paul, he calms me down and makes me feel more positive. He is very professional and understanding man. Kath

The therapy has helped me massively. When I first started I was so nervous and anxious but can’t believe how much I have got over my anxiety. I now understand it and can deal with it instead of having panic attacks and worrying all the time. I am much more chilled and enjoy life. Paul really understands my issue and has helped me understand and learning how to deal with it, it has grown confidence in me. I am really happy to have found Paul as I have tried therapy a couple of times and felt it never worked or I couldn’t open up, but it was nice to feel comfortable, to open up and talk about my problems. Gill

To have a professional listen and offer a different opinion helped make sense of my problems. I believe he recognised my situation very well and understood my problems. Dave.

Paul is a good listener and understood what we needed to talk about, even, if on occasions I didn’t. I had a couple of goals relating to improving my ability to have happy relationships, and talking to Paul, who understood me felt easy and natural. If relaxed and unthreatening is what you are looking for, then Paul will be perfect for you. Unthreatening does not mean unchallenging, because my therapy was hard work at times, but definitely worth it. Rob

It gives me a chance to think about my problems and believe they are not so bad. Considering my issues are complex Paul did help me get to the bottom of it. Friendly, understanding , helpful. D

It is very useful for me to be able to get thoughts off my chest, and for someone to listen and help with my understanding of issues relevant to my current situation. I have worked with many therapists over the years, with Paul I found I could be open, honest, completely unjudged and work through my issues in a friendly, enthusiastic environment. I would say Paul has a great understanding of OCD difficulties which I struggled with. K

He always understands the issues or if not he tries to. More structured understanding of how my mind works and helped me manage my anger and temper. He taught me to meditate and focus on my breathing . Josh

Being listened and understood to give me the validation to improve. I think I have a mixed range of issues but I think I have been understood. D

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Psychotherapy – Brighton University 2009
  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy – Brookes University 1992

As part of my continuing professional development, I have received further training in:

  • Cognitive Mindfulness (A meditative based therapy: See Nice guidelines)
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Compassioned Focus therapy.

I also have 7 years’ experience supervising BABCP accredited therapists, psychologists, counselling psychologists and trainee Therapists (who wish to be accredited to BABCP). I can offer clinical supervision to psychological practitioners working in the private sector or NHS.

I hold an Enhanced certificate to work with adults and children (DBS).
As a member of the BABCP I follow their code of ethics. Please see my registration details on Find a Therapist : https://www.babcp.com

I hold Professional indemnity insurance.