Counseling Information

IMPORTANCE OF GOALS: The clearer you can be about your goals for psychotherapy, the better the chances are that you will be satisfied with the result. Please carefully consider your goals and keep my informed as to how therapy is progressing for you.

HONESTY: I believe that a foundation and necessary part of any successful psychotherapy is honesty. I request that all clients participate in psychotherapy honestly and sincerely, without any secrets or withholding of significant information.

LICENSE INFORMATION: If you have any questions about Reginald Pawle’s two licenses, you may get information on the California license through the California (USA) Department of Consumer Affairs at: – and you may get information on the Hawaii license through the State of Hawaii (USA) Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs at:

TYPES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFERED: To be effective, psychotherapy generally takes at least three (3) sessions. I offer two types of psychotherapy plus coaching for those who interested in that.

Psychotherapy (A): Personal character work

In-depth exploration of personal issues. This is needed when problem(s) re-occur and focusing on a specific issue is not sufficient to resolve the problem(s). The time length averages weekly or bi-weekly sessions for 6-12 months and sometimes longer. After a person has successfully learned how to deal with their difficulties, sometimes occasional check-ins are helpful. Some people come once every three months, some twice a year, and some once a year.

Psychotherapy (B): Short term issue specific work

Brief therapy work, focusing on a particular issue. The purpose is to understand and find practical solutions to a specific issue. The time length is 3-10 sessions.

Coaching (C):

Consultations regarding specific life situations. Sessions are as requested.

MODALITIES USED: I use two therapeutic modalities in my work. They are inquiry and experiential. Inquiry is the use of conversation, questions, genograms, thought records, and others to explore an issue. Experiential is the use of communication work, somatic work, role plays, visualization, empty chair work, and others to access and experience an issue and its resolution in a deeper and fuller way.