Paul Barrett is an integrative psychotherapist offering counselling in Chelsea, London. Paul’s own experiences of therapy have helped to inform his approach, and finding the right counsellor can be the first step in reclaiming your life.

Confidential and client-focused, Paul’s counselling services cover many areas and are fully tailored to the individual, or sometimes the couple, attending the sessions. He offers several different forms of counselling to suit the situation. These include:

  • 1:1 counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Business coaching
  • Life coaching

His approach helps many patients find the next step forward in their lives, and realising you’re ready to consider counselling can be a significant step forward in many people’s lives.

Finding Counselling in Chelsea

The right counsellor will help you access your thoughts and assess your problems in a non-judgemental way. Paul’s approach to counselling and psychotherapy is always one of no blame, no shame. Boundaries will be discussed before any therapy begins, and it is always Paul’s aim that the client is happy and comfortable each step of the way. Factors to keep in mind when choosing the right counsellor include:

1.      Credentials

The first place to start is checking the credentials of a potential counsellor. While you may have particular hopes or desires in mind, you need the person you are working with to be appropriately qualified. For example, Paul Barrett is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He also has both a 5-year UKCP postgraduate diploma course in counselling and psychotherapy and a foundation course in counselling at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE).

2.      Specialisms

You may have looked into different types of therapy and have a preferred style. This will influence the counsellor you choose. Some counsellors specialise in a particular school of thought, while others develop their own unique approach. Paul describes himself as an integrative psychotherapist, and he offers counselling and psychotherapy tailored to the individual client. Experiences include supporting patients with various emotional and mental health complaints. These include problems such as grief, panic attacks, stress management and obsessive behaviours.


While not everyone wants to be open in their desire to find a counsellor, personal recommendations are great if you are looking for extra guidance. You may find colleagues or friends have a counsellor they recommend. However, if you don’t want to ask anyone personally, you may be able to read testimonials and reviews online.

Paul Barrett offers counselling in Chelsea, London with a range of different options available. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Paul Barrett’s PA, Sally: