Pauline Summers UKRCP Reg MBACP (Accred)
Are you having problems in dealing with life and it's pressures? Have you had a recent loss?
Are you having difficulties in your relationship? Not sure how to move forward? Get in touch and we can find out how counselling can help you. I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation so we can meet and you can decide whether counselling is for you.
My way of working is to listen to you carefully so that I understand fully what has brought you here. Then we will work together to decide what you want from counselling. The number of sessions depends on what you want and whether you feel you are achieving that. In other words, you are in charge.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger management, relationship problems and work related issues.
Problems do seem overwhelming at times and counselling is about helping you find your own answers, but with someone to help you on the journey. A bit like climbing a mountain, hard at first, but then its gets easier the more you go on and gain strength and determination to get to the top!
Finding the right counsellor can be daunting but feel free to ring me to discuss whether counselling is for you, or to book a session.
I also offer counselling on the Internet. Counselling online can be a highly effective and practical alternative to face to face counselling. You can choose to have counselling by email, or have a "live" session. Your privacy is protected by using encryption and a secure email website. Don't worry if you are not familiar with some of these things, I will guide you through the technology.
Whether online or face to face, I aim to work in a non-judgemental and open way to help you move forward positively in life. I see my role as a therapist to be alongside you on your journey and I will not judge you nor advise you.
I also offer clinical supervision to trainee counsellors and qualified counsellors. Please get in touch if you are interested in me as a possible supervisor. We can arrange to meet and discuss what your needs are and how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced counsellor having initially trained in 1997.
I work with couples as well as individuals and young people over the age of sixteen.
I have been a Clinical Supervisor since 2001 and supervise qualified counsellors and counsellors in training. I am passionate about the place of supervision in counselling and run Group Supervision sessions in Rawtenstall.
Before becoming a counsellor I was a Social Worker in Lancashire and worked with families and older people. I gained communication skills and people skills which encouraged me to take the decision to train as a therapist.
After training I worked for many years in the NHS as a Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor. More recently I have been a tutor on a local counselling training course. I enjoy teaching and being involved in the development of new counsellors.
I have also worked in the voluntary sector as a CEO of a Mental Health Charity and Social Firm in Scotland where I lived for five years before relocating back to Lancashire.
- M A Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Level 3 EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
- Diploma in Supervision
- Diploma in Therapeutic Online Counselling
- Currently training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Photos & videos
Come and have an initial consultation (30mins) for free.
Sessions are a full 60 minutes,
Face to face Counselling
Couples - £60
Clinical supervision - £65
Trainees discount. Please contact me for details
£35 single email
£40 live session (text, chat, web cam)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
Get in touch with me by email or telephone and we can arrange an initial meeting (free of charge) so we can discuss what your needs are and how we might work together.View supervision profile