Mr Paul Byford

Mr Paul Byford

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30038082


  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy

About me

Paul is a BACP accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist who draws on his experience and knowledge to provide therapy in a safe, supportive and confidential manner. Paul believes in the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client to be key, built on trust so that a shared open alliance can form.
Carl Rogers (Psychologist 1902-1987) was one of the Founders of the client centred approach which came away from the thinking that the Therapist was the expert.
“This process of the good life is not, I am convinced a life for the fainthearted. It involves the stretching and growing of becoming more of one’s potentialities. It involves launching oneself fully into the stream of life” (Rogers 1961)
Mental health impacts on one in four people in the UK during the course of their lives and a therapeutic intervention can be very beneficial to those who suffer from depression, anxiety, bereavement, PTSD, OCD, alcohol and drug misuse, addiction, low self-esteem, panic attacks/phobias, stress and health anxiety.
Paul has a wealth of experience of psychological intervention having worked in various multi-disciplinary work settings including NHS IAPT services (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). Alcohol and Drug misuse services, renowned private residential rehabs and prison. He has also had a successful private practice in Harley Street and in the Home Counties and now works from Guildford in Surrey and Horsham in West Sussex as well as providing remote therapy via Zoom or phone.
His experience has covered various issues including but not exhaustive of anxiety, depression, stress, abuse, relationships, work, self-harm, alcohol and drug problems. Addiction, gambling, sex, eating disorders, porn and the internet.
Paul will use various contemporary research and evidence based therapeutic models including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy) and Humanistic Person Centered Therapy to help facilitate change and help people with various issues to live more balanced lives.
• BSc (Hons) Addiction Counselling awarded by the University of Bath
• MBACP (accredited)
• FDAP (accredited )
• BABCP member
Certificates include:
• Co-dependency
• Complex needs
• Understanding and working with eating disorders
• Management of actual or potential aggression
• 12 Step
• Substance misuse and brief interventions
• SMART (Self-management and recovery training) facilitator
. Certificate in Supervision (BPS approved)
Types of clients
• Adults of all ages
• Works with friends and family members of people affected by alcohol and drug problems

Areas of interest

; Addiction (Ingested and Behavioural)

; Alcohol and drug misuse

; Depression

; Anxiety

; Work related stress


; Bereavement

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders

Medical secretaries

My qualifications & training
My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (>50)

  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (5-50)

  • AB073

    Counselling session - remote - (5-50)

  • AB075

    Psychotherapy session - remote - (1-5)

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