Mr Paul Cullen | Accredited Counsellor | Thirsk | NCS

Mr Paul Cullen

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-02027

Location: Thirsk

I have lived in North Yorkshire for a decade now, after emigrating from Lancashire where I trained and qualified as a counsellor in 2007.
I have always had an interest in mental health and well-being. However, academically poor when I left school, I worked in factories as a cabinet-maker for a several years before a series of life experiences and misadventures led me to working in a soup kitchen with people struggling with homelessness, substance misuse, alcoholism alongside mental health difficulties whilst also working as a window cleaner. I then worked as a support worker and therapist in a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre and then in a secondary school in pastoral care whilst I was training as a counsellor.
I moved to North Yorkshire and married, also now a father; I now spend my days working in mental health and continuing to practice counselling for a local charity.
Alongside time with my family I also try to get out into nature, by a pond, fishing for whatever comes along. I find it peaceful and it allows me to connect with a part of myself that is usually busy with life.
There have been times in my life that were not as blissful as they are today, but I realise now that we all carry our emotional luggage through our life. Sometimes when that emotional luggage becomes heavy, it can be helpful to sit down with someone and take time to stop, and be still and look through that luggage before carrying on.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Level 4 Diploma in Counselling.
    Level 1 Certificate in Online Counselling
    REWIND technique
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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