Padraic Devlin BACP registered Counsellor
Call for Counselling on +44 7916 750174
Online Counselling has all the benefits of traditional Counselling from a location of your choosing
Welcome to my website. I’m Padraic and I have been counselling since 2015. When I was 13, my Dad passed away and at that time counselling wasn’t readily available in schools and I think I would have benefited from it. The loss of my Dad and other difficult life experiences has helped me to really understand how challenging life can be, but I also know challenges can be overcome. I’m a Counsellor because I want to help others on their path to healing.
When it comes to working with me, all you need to be is yourself. I am a Registered and Accredited Counsellor with the professional body British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP - Accredited) and work to their high professional and ethical standards, being accountable for how I work. The most important thing about this work is how you and I get along and from the second we start chatting, I aim to provide you with a safe and friendly space where I will listen to you intently and work with you to help you find the answers and find peace.
Making that first call, text or email to a Counsellor can bring lots of fears which is completely natural and understandable. I often say, the most difficult step of counselling can be reaching out in the first place as it takes a huge amount of courage and trust. Once you have made that first step, the rest is a shared journey. I am respectful, non-judgemental and never place any expectations or pressures on anyone I work with.
Working Online or in person with clients across the globe with a range of mental health concerns: anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues, stress, depression, work problems, low self esteem etc. The client age group I work with is 11 years and upwards.
Millions of working days are lost each year to poor mental health. Positive mental health for all of us has never been more important. I deliver a range of bespoke Positive Mental Health Workshops such as “Beat the Stress”. I have worked with a number of large Corporate companies both in the UK and Ireland including Sports clubs.
I have been very fortunate to be able to provide and run a variety of workshops in Primary Schools, Sports clubs and other community settings. The aim of any of these programmes is to encourage mindfulness, increase awareness of positive mental health and providing the attendees with the tools to ensure that wellbeing and resilience are long lasting.
Our Friend Adam and Our Friend Emily is a series of workbooks I have developed and written for young minds and covers topics such as Covid-19, bereavement and bullying etc. I have delivered Our Friend Adam/Emily workbook at primary schools which has seen positive response. The workbook can be used individually but works even better with a trusted adult. The workbooks help to normalise feelings, bring about awareness and encourage resilience through self-help techniques. These workbooks can have a positive impact on young people's mental health. The workbooks can also be purchased. For more details contact me.
"I can't recommend Padraic enough, he has helped me through the worst year of my life and the grieving process. He has done for me what many others couldn't and that was give me hope and an understanding ear. Thank you so much for your help"
"Welcoming, friendly and understanding, I couldn't recommend Padraic enough"
"Having made the decision to talk to somebody, but living in a country where this service is not readily available, I opted for online 'face to face' sessions. I cannot recommend this man highly enough. Wherever you are, he is there for you and it feels like you are there, but you are in the comfort of your own home. If you don't live close and have been considering online therapy, please go for it. You won't look back, only forwards to your future."
I am writing this review on behalf of my son . He is 18 with severe learning difficulties, autism and psychosis.
He was very anxious distressed and troubled mentally at the beginning of the new year. We were struggling to get him help. I seen the service Padraic provided on Facebook and contacted him for advice and help. He contacted me back almost immediately and has helped our son so much. He talks to him about films and programmes and music etc trying to learn about him in all different ways.
He has used lots of different things at their sessions and built up a brilliant relationship with him. Our son looks forward to seeing him and Padraic has given him coping techniques at home which he uses daily and they really are working.
We can not thank him enough for his help support and advice. We are so grateful. Please if you need help do not hesitate to contact Calmer Shores Padraic will really help you.
Today I had my first 'Walk & Talk' session & can definitely say for me it beats sitting in a room. The fresh air plus the exercise makes it a much better experience. I enjoyed today and thought it was great and will definitely do it again. I would highly recommend ‘Walk & Talk’ with Padraic.