Therapists

Dr. Paul O'Sullivan - Counselling Psychologist

Paul is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).  He studied Psychology at City, University of London before going on to complete a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the same university.

Paul has over ten years experience of providing psychological therapy within the NHS, private and charity sectors. During this time he has gained a broad range of experience and is highly skilled in working with many problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, trauma (PTSD), low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, personal development, bereavement and much more.


In addition to the aforementioned difficulties, areas of special interest to Paul  include living with long-term physical health conditions and emotional well-being. He has also conducted academic research on masculinity, speech disorders, and the effects of threatened personal identities on individuals' emotional and psychological well-being.


Paul is highly experienced in providing treatment through a number of different therapuetic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye-Movement Desentisation Reprocessing (EMRD), psychodynamic, person-centred therapy and brief solution-focused therapy. Using his experiences Paul tends to integrate and combine psychotherapies to best meet the needs of each individual as they work towards positive change.


Central to Paul's professional practice and the ethos of the Essex Psychology Practice is the provision of confidential, safe and non-judgemental space for people to discuss and explore their difficulties as they empower positive changes in their lives.

Paul provides short and long-term counselling treatment for adults here at the Essex Psychology Practice.