Pauline Wallace - Registered MBACP, BA Hons
Pauline Wallace Counselling - A safe space to be heard.
Hi, welcome and thank you for viewing my professional counselling profile page.
This is Self-Care Week. When did you last spend some quality time for yourself?
I can offer you a safe space in which to explore your thoughts and feelings to find the best way to support you, help you to express your emotional pain and find your inner resources to deal with what is troubling you. If you struggle to find the words, there are many creative ways to express thoughts and feelings. There is a lot of power in being able to talk to a counsellor confidentially, knowing that anything you say will not be judged. It can be life changing.
Is something worrying you? Are you are struggling with Loss, Bereavement, Sadness, Anxiety, Stress, Anger, Shame, Depression or a particularly stressful situation?
Are you feeling anxious about the run up to Christmas? Perhaps you don't want to spend enforced time with family. Or perhaps, for whatever reason you find yourself on your own this Christmas and you are dreading it. Or are you struggling to keep up with the Jones' or your kids are nagging you to have the latest toy or gadget?
We all need help at times to deal with whatever life throws at us. Emotional Distress shows up in many ways and can have a huge impact on our lives. It may cause difficulties with relationships at home and at work. It can impact on self-worth and self- esteem.
I understand that asking for help can be difficult; you have already taken a courageous step by looking for a Counsellor who seems like a good fit for you. Talking about your concerns doesn't make you weak; it makes you human. I strongly believe that our mental health is as important as our physical health, and one can affect the other. Attitudes to Mental health are beginning to change with recent news items; particularly helped recently by Prince Harry stating that mental health must be taken seriously.
I am experienced in running counselling groups and this can be less intimidating for some people than being in a one to one session. I run counselling groups in conjunction with Square Pegs Charity in North Cross Street, Gosport on a Wednesday evening, 7 - 9 pm. The groups are small with a maximum of 8 people. They are running for 4 weeks at a time as a closed group so that people can get to know and trust each other. The cost is £20 for the 4 weeks, payable in advance to Square Pegs: firstname.lastname@example.org. The next group commences on 29th November 2017.
Please contact me for further details on running counselling groups.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Code of Ethics. I have over twenty years experience of working with people with a terminal illness and also working with the bereaved for those family and friends who are left behind. I have comfortable rooms in Emsworth, Gosport and Portsmouth, all with nearby Car Parks.
What we discuss will remain confidential unless you or a minor are in danger from harm. I would always attempt to discuss this with you first.
I believe that the relationship in therapy is extremely important and I therefore offer an initial free 15 minute telephone consultation. This will help you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
To arrange an appointment please e-mail me and I will contact you as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
Using Mindfulness with Clients - 2017
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (1st Class), (2014). Registered Member of British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling - University of Chichester 2012
Certificate in Counselling NCFE City & Guilds, Highbury College - 1998
Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills NCFE City & Guilds South Downs College - 1997
Cruse Bereavement Care Training - Chichester & Arun Cruse - 1996 Caring for Older People - Open University - 1987 Creative Therapy - Painting from the heart and Sand tray Therapy 2014
Dementia Friends Champion Training - 2014
Safeguarding Adults Awareness Course - 2014
IDT Effective Supervision Course - - 2010
Supervision Training Course - - 2005 Helping Skills in Bereavement Course - 2004
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Terminal Illness, patient and families
Free 20 minute introductory session
£40 per 50 minute session
For Group Counselling, fees can be agreed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday One to One Counselling 10am - 6 pm. Days and times negotiable. Weekends can be possible, please contact me for further information on availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|