Paul Wadey M.Sc Psych (Essex) M.Res PsaHist (Goldsmiths) PGDip Couns (Goldsmiths) PGCert SysPrac (Beds) GradCert SysPrac (Birkbeck) DipClinSup (BACP) MBACP Registered (Accred) MBPsS
Paul Wadey Associates Ltd.
Over ten years of post-qualified counselling & psychotherapy experience gained within community, primary care and acute in-patient settings with young people, young adults, vulnerable adults, and elderly from a broad cross-section of British culture. It has been my absolute privilege to have gained so much from what is a significant number of clinical supervised psychotherapeutic hours spent learning from individual people, couples, and families alongside benefitting directly from highly experienced clinical supervisors (individual and systemic) and continuous engagement in self-reflexivity.
Relevant Qualifications (including current training*)
Master of Science (M.Sc) in Psychology (BPS Accredited, PG Level 7). Department of Psychology. Essex University.
Master of Research (M.Res) in Psychoanalytic History (PG Level 4). Unit of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice (PGCert SysPrac). University of Bedforshire / Institute of Family Therapy, London.
Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples (GradCert SysPrac). Birkbeck, University of London & Institute for Family Therapy (Level 6, Merit).
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (PGDip Couns Level 4). Unit of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Professional Development Endorsed by British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
HE Certificate in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling (UG Cert Level 3). Unit of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London.
HE Certificate in Counselling. Unit of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Certificate in Psychodynamic Approaches to Mentoring & Supervision, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex.
Current Professional Memberships
MBPsS (British Psychological Society)
MBACP (Accred.) (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)
Member of Association of Family Therapy & Systemic Practice (AFT North Essex Branch)
Affiliate Member of the Institute for Learning
BACP, BPS, AFT and BABCP each provide a set of guidelines or codes of ethics (see bottom left of Homepage for detailed information) and complaints procedures which aim to: protect the interests of clients; provide clear frames of reference for practitioners; and, maintain the integrity and high standards of the profession. The ethical guidelines for therapeutic work include regulations and conventions regarding such matters as confidentiality, safeguarding, respect for clients, and working with individual differences. Therapists are also required to undertake continuous professional development (CPD) and to provide details of such activities annually to professional bodies. I hold professional and public liability insurance and have on-going professional clinical supervision. I comply with all of these professional codes and requirements.
Background and Professional Interests
Psychological therapist, counsellor, systemic family practitioner and psychoanalytical historian. My private practice was formerly based in SE London and Kent, where I worked as a therapist and counsellor from the late nineties with young people at risk, young adult offenders, vulnerable adults and BME client groups presenting with complex problems. I underwent a four-year clinical supervised training in psychotherapeutic counselling at Goldsmiths, University of London ending succesfully in 2003.
I became principal visiting lecturer, module leader and academic tutor in psychology and counselling at a prestigous medical college based in Hampstead, NW London (2005-09). I had the great pleasure to take on the role of lecturer and trainer in counselling (Level 2 to Level 4 and BA Hons) for foundation and undergraduate studies in the South Essex area (2009-10). As a senior clinician / manager working within the public and charitable sectors I have held a couple of posts as Service Manager for IAPT psychological services (2010-13). I currently work in North Essex/Suffolk as a full-time Psychotherapist & Systemic Family Practitioner, and since 2014 I have enjoyed the pace of living in Suffolk.
Should you have any questions regarding arranging an initial assessment, suitability for therapy, personal therapy goals, corporate seminars or some other related matter then please feel free to contact me between 09:00 and 21:00 weekdays on (07791 705654 voicemail service available), or use the Contact facility provided on this site to leave me a message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall aim to reply as soon as possible. I look forward to speaking with you.