PAULA NEWMAN (Senior Accred) MBACP
020 8930 9831 / O7941 958 034
I am a Person-centred Counsellor, experienced in providing individual and couples counselling. I also work with family and relationship issues. Whether you are suffering with depression, anxiety, bereavement, bipolar, or another issue, I am interested in understanding how you feel and supporting you. It is important that you are free to address whatever matters, knowing that I will not judge you and that I will respect and accept you warmly.
Free telephone consultations
A free telephone consultation is an opportunity to discuss your options in more detail. For example you might want to consider whether inividual, couples or family counnselling would best meet your needs. This is a free service without obligation.
Counselling can be a journey of discovery, it can also be challenging and emotional. Therefore I hope to create a safe and supportive setting, where you can reach understandings and insights, make decisions and work towards changes to increase your happiness and wellbeing. As your counsellor I am concerned with your thoughts, feelings, emotions and moods. I am also interested in external pressures from work, school, family, and so on.
I am experienced in working with clients from various backgrounds and cultures. At the same time I am interested in learning about your unique situation, beliefs and way of life.
People sometimes ask me how many sessions they will need. Counselling can be for a few weeks, months or even years. This depends upon your needs and preference. Most people find that weekly sessions are best to begin with, later on you might decide upon fortnightly sessions.
I offer daytime and evening appointments, in Stanmore, Middlesex HA7, close to Harrow, Kenton, Bushey and Edgware.
Counselling is confidential and I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
How I began Counselling
Some people have a story, an event in their life that led them to embark upon a career in counselling. For me it was different, I knew very little about counselling and yet I had a strong feeling of 'this is right for me'. For once instead of being cautious, I went with the feeling. Trusting my intuition and finding the confidence to start something new became my 'event'.
As a trainee I had my own counselling sessions. I consider it very important to have experienced sitting in the client's chair as this gives me an understanding of what this is like for others. My Person-centred approach involves creating a healing relationship based upon personal qualities which I try to develop within myself.
How I began Supervising
I started a supervision training course without knowing whether or not I would actually supervise. Having learnt the value of trusting my instincts I decided to just see how I felt. I found that I was drawn to supervising by my passion for supporting others in their personal and professional growth. I enjoy facilitating groups and took some courses to improve my skills. A few years later I was Accredited as a supervisor of individuals and groups by the BACP.
I supervise trainee and experienced therapists. Supervision can include preparation for BACP Accreditation and working in private practice. I am an approved supervisor for students at Metanoia. Having had several years experience of supervising groups for organisations, I am now starting my own supervision group at my private practice in Stanmore.
How I began Focusing
A friend told me about Focusing and I realised that the 'feeling of rightness', which brought me to counselling all those years ago was actually a 'sense of rightness'. I discovered that through Focusing I could get a deeper sense of my emotions and my wishes. This could help me to be more self aware, and confident, to know myself better and to make good decisions. Eventually I trained as a Focusing teacher and I now run workshops.There is a worldwide Focusing community and I enjoy being a part of this.
Introduction to Focusing: Level One
You might be new to Focusing or wishing to refresh your skills.There is time and space for discussion, practice and enjoying the group experience. Once you have completed the Introduction you can practice Focusing alone or with a partner.
British Focusing Association Certificate in Focusing Skills: Levels Two-Five
The Certificate is suitable for people who would like to continue with their Focusing journey, deepening personal insights and developing their Focusing and Companioning skills. Counsellors and therapists can explore bringing Focusing to their practice and other participants may wish to explore its relevance in their particular workplace.
I provide training in schools, counselling organisations and private practice. Topics include: Anger management; Anxiety and Stress; Drugs and Alcohol Addictions and Inner Relationship Focusing.
'You created a wonderfully warm & welcoming environment'
'If I could make my clients feel as safe and cared for and listened to as Paula makes me feel as a supervisee, then I should consider all my clients to be lucky!'
'Wonderful, useful, fun and interesting. Looking forward to doing Level 2 with Paula' (Focusing Workshop)
Please feel free to get in touch today.
Tel: 020 8930 9831
Mob: 07941 958 034
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor and a Certified Focusing Professional Trainer. I Have Diplomas in Counselling. and Hypnotherapy and Certificates in Couples Counselling, Supervision and Focusing.
I am a member of the following professional organisations:
BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BAPCA - British Association for the Person-Centred Approach
BFA - British Focusing Association
The Focusing Institute - USA
I work in private practice, with additional experience in the organizations below:
Mental health, cancer care, gambling, drug and alcohol dependency.
I have counselled children in primary school and young people in a youth agency. I am affiliated to Employee Assistance Programmes, offering therapy to people with personal and work related problems. I supervise groups of counsellors for a College Counselling Service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Exploring how you identify yourself. This can include your beliefs, values, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
Living with ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Aspergers
Difficulties with eating and food
Feeling lonely and isolated
Abuse and bullying
Difficulties at work, college and school
Cultural and religious issues
Children's counselling, with creative play materials such as crayons, sand and puppets
Photos & videos
Individuals £50 an hour for counselling and supervision
Children's counselling £50 for 50 minutes
couples £75.00 for one and a half hours
Families £90.00 for one and a half hours
Trainee Counsellors, counselling and supervision £40 an hour.
Individual counselling and Supervision £50 an hour
Guided Focusing 50 minutes £45.00
Guided Focusing 30 minutes £25.00
Counselling is in Stanmore Middlesex HA7, near Harrow, Bushey, Pinner, Kenton and Edgware.
There is off street parking.
Bus routes H18, H19, I86
You might like to visit my Blog http://paulanewmanblog.blogspot.com/
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday 10am - 9pm Friday 10am - 4pm Occasional Sunday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced supervisor, Accredited by the BACP to work with individuals and groups.View supervision profile