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22nd September 2017 
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Paul V Ricketts PhD

Welcome. I do hope you find my website useful, engaging and informative.

Professional and Private Counselling and Psychotherapy in Coventry

I work part time in private practice offering humanistic integrative Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision in Coventry. My practice is easily situated for access from the M6, M69 and M1 motorways. People also come to see me from further afield in the West Midlands, Leicestershire and Warwickshire.

I am a well qualified and NHS experienced Registered Counsellor (MBACP) and a Registered Private Practice Dance Movement Psychotherapist (ADMP-UK) offering a friendly, confidential, sensitive professional service to adult clients, couples and groups of all ages and backgrounds in Coventry and Warwickshire and beyond. I have 14 years full, part time and voluntary experience working in a variety of public sector and charitable organisations. I have been working with people in a therapeutic capacity since 2001.

In addition to my private independent work for Quiet Mindz, as a private practice Counsellor, I deliver counselling for a private therapy group in Worcestershire and freelance body movement psychotherapy for an arts charity in Birmingham. My private practice is based at convenient locations in Coventry,Warwickshire and Worcestershire and I am able to offer morning, afternoon and evening appointments.

I offer you a safe therapeutic, creative and enlivening environment where I will work WITH you to support greater personal empowerment to be freer, positive and more choice-full in your life.

You do not need a referral from a GP to make an appointment with me. Coming to see me does not always have to be about the problems or difficulties you are facing - it can also help enhance your life by talking through your aspirations to promote personal growth and self-development.

FREE: No obligation, initial meeting subject to availability

Counselling in Coventry

As a private practice Counsellor, I have worked with individuals who have suffered from a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, stress, loss, managing difficult feelings, trauma, relationship and identity issues. I have gained much of my experience working with complex cases in a dedicated NHS counselling and psychotherapy setting, in either short, medium or long term modes of working - supporting my clients to make meaningful and sustainable changes to their lives. My approach is humanistic integrative which includes a combination of gestalt and person centred counselling/psychotherapeutic approaches, with developmental and somatic psychotherapy as appropriate.

Supervision in Coventry

I also offer clinical supervision for counsellors as well as trainee and newly qualified dance movement psychotherapists, from a humanistic integrative perspective. I also offer clinical supervision to those professionals who work in the areas of social work, education or the like, who feel they would benefit from exploring various issues that concern them in a safe, confidential space.

Personal Consultancy/Coaching

It may be that you feel Counselling or Psychotherapy is not what you are really looking for. Perhaps you just need a conversation in order to clarify the thoughts that are looping in your mind resulting in confusion. Maybe you feel your thoughts contradict one another, and create conflict so that you can’t see the wood for the trees.

Bringing together my experience in counselling, psychotherapy, personal development and studies in creativity, communication, media and culture, I offer one-to-one personal consultancy to aid such dilemma and help you find a way forward by identifying your values and beliefs, with an aim for you to work towards what really matters in your life.

This type of consultation may be booked as a one-off meeting, or as a short series of meetings, and is different from short, medium or longer term counselling or psychotherapy.


Do you or anyone you know have a stammer? If so, as someone who has personal experience of stammering for many many years, I also work with clients using my skills and expertise of holistic, creative, body and movement based therapies.

Body Movement Psychotherapy

In addition to my private practice as a Counsellor in Coventry, I am also a well qualified and experienced humanistic integrative Dance Movement Psychotherapist with 12 years post qualifying experience of working with a range of groups using a specialised form of "Group Therapy" based on creative expressive movement, creative art materials and verbal dialogue.

Personal Therapy for Dance Movement Psychotherapists and Counsellors in training.

As a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (DMP) on the ADMP Private Practice Register, I offer trainee DMPs personal therapy (in accordance with UKCP guidelines for DMP trainings) with a few low cost places available.

I am also available for personal therapy for counsellors in training with or without emphasis on movement.

NEW: Taster sessions in creative expressive movement groups at a convenient location in Coventry - Autumn 2017, Spring 2018.


I have experience of working with organisations, institutions and companies offering employees an alternative to existing employee assistance programmes; including group therapy, individual therapy or coaching or consultancy.

I also offer a service to organisations, institutions and companies who require assistance in exploring and understanding any communication or relationship difficulties employees may have using an integrated movement observation analysis based on Laban Movement Analysis (LMA), Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) and semiotics. I can also offer movement based group work to explore those difficulties or to explore and develop the creative or communicative potential of their employees.

The story of Quiet Mindz...

The story behind choosing the name Quiet Mindz (a registered business name) began when I was given a pocket book by a dear friend and soulmate of mine in the late 1990s. In the first few pages the author cites a quotation in a book on meditation ... "The secret of strength lies in the quiet mind". For me that struck a chord that has deepened in its meaning for me ever since. Throughout my training and subsequently qualifying as a therapist, and with further training and ongoing CPD, I have noticed most often in my therapy work with clients is that when they do indeed become more embodied and thus integrated with both Mind and Body), wholesome and more in touch with their senses - their thoughts and emotions become much less intense and bothersome. As their mind quietens they become more available in their capacity for themselves and others in their lives.

What to do next?

A good way to find out more about who I am and what I can offer is to call me for a free, no-obligation initial meeting subject to availability. It is important for our work that you are happy and comfortable with the service I provide. I am happy to offer this in person rather than on the phone as it serves the process of assessment for each of us far better. Since I am sometimes with other clients or teaching I may not always be able to pick up the phone, but I will always try to return calls as soon as I can.

Or, if you are happy with what you've read and are willing to start straight away, you can of course book in an assessment session with me either by phone or email.

Please note that I do not take calls from withheld numbers, canvassers and cold callers etc. This line is for clients only.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear from you soon.

Best wishes.


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