Paula Anne Thwaite
Hello there... My name is Paula Thwaite.
Person-centred counselling is about providing an ethical therapeutic atmosphere so that you can feel safe and comfortable enough to share what is on your mind, knowing you will not be judged, and that you will be treated with utmost respect.
"When someone really hears you, without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mould you, IT FEELS DAMN GOOD!" Carl Rogers.
Basically, I work with clients who need either ongoing support, or who would like to attend therapy short term. It is entirely the client's choice. Areas like, confidence, assertiveness, stress, anxiety, bereavement, change in circumstances, difficult decisions. Person-centred Counselling can be helpful in all of these areas.
Well Women Counselling (Lincolnshire)?
Well Women Counselling has become available with the kind support and encouragement of BSJ Consultancy, a psychotherapy practice in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds. Well Women Counselling is only 10 mins drive from the centre of Louth or Horncastle: A quiet and confidential therapy room in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds where clients are provided with a safe and professionally ethical place to let go of stresses and troubles, encouraged to discover their own strengths and resources, with the help of a female counsellor and therapist.
Who Is Paula Thwaite?
Paula Thwaite is a professionally qualified Person-centred Counsellor. She is fully insured as a counsellor and therapist, has an up to date DBS Check record, is a Registered Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors, has qualifications also in Neuro Linguistic Programming (the study of subjective experience and nonverbal communication), has experience of working at MIND, and a women’s centre in Yorkshire, counselling female clients who needed a safe place to talk, pregnancy testing and follow-up counselling to women age 14 and over, referral to appropriate self-help organisations, transference and counter transference in therapy, working with arts in therapy, relaxation and guided imagery, focusing and gestalt therapy/empty chair work, unconscious processing, client assessments, safeguarding and group facilitation. Peer and group supervision.
How can Well Women Counselling (Lincolnshire) help me?
It is our aim to help you to feel more confident and content with yourself, and your life. Sometimes it can help to talk to a friend about troubles, but other times it can help to talk to a professionally qualified person who is totally outside of your situation, who can talk with you objectively, in a professional and confidential atmosphere, where you can be reassured that you will not be judged, and be accepted as yourself.
What kind of issues can I bring to counselling?
Please see the list of issues that has been ticked on this Counselling Directory profile page. If you feel your situation is not on the list, please feel free to ask, we may still be able to help you, or may have information to send to you about other organisations that may be able to help.
What should I expect at the first counselling session?
Your first counselling session is about getting to know your counsellor, and vice versa. It is important that you can feel comfortable working together. At the beginning of the first session, if it has not already been carried out, an assessment will take place. The counsellor will simply sit with you and go through a list of questions. This is to give an idea of the kind of help that you may need. It might be that you would be better being referred to another organisation, who can help more specifically. But, an assessment helps the counsellor formulate a fluid plan to help you better, and to give her an idea of your immediate needs. If there is time at the first session, counselling and/or therapy will begin. However, the main counselling work usually begins at the second session.
Can I bring someone with me?
You are welcome to bring a friend, partner or relative with you. We have a quiet place where they can sit and wait for you. It is not general practice to have someone sit in with your counselling sessions, because this may affect your unique process, and the way in which you communicate with your counsellor.
How do I pay for my counselling sessions?
Payment is made at the end of each counselling session.
How do I book an appointment?
Please feel free to ring or email if you have any questions. We do not provide a drop-in, so an appointment time would need to be made. If you would like to make an appointment, either ring 07969 849 294 or contact us through this profile page. Counselling sessions (including the first 90 minute appointment) are £40 for 60 minutes.
Whether you require our postcode for your sat nav, written directions via email, or a step-by-step guide over the telephone, Well Women Counselling would be happy to assist with our easy to find location.
We have gravel driveway parking for 4 cars available at our premises.
Access Bus for Lincolnshire call 0345 234 3344.
Open Monday-Friday 8.30am-6.30pm Saturday 9.00am-5.30pm – You will need to be registered with Call Connect, this is free. Once you are registered, you can ring them and book an Access Bus to our location. Other options: Taxi service, please copy and paste this link and it will take you to a list of Taxi Services in our area: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=taxi%20Louth%20Lincolnshire&oq=taxi+Louth+Lincolnshire&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2.6727j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&npsic=0&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=53369700,4481,816&tbm=lcl&rldimm=4735403191812214255&ved=0ahUKEwjmueqyurbVAhWDJ8AKHcyACu4QvS4ISTAC&rldoc=1&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e2!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2
Well Women Counselling (at BSJ Consultancy) is on the ground floor. If you have mobility problems, your vehicle can be parked just a few feet away from our front door. We also have comfortable seating if you suffer with pain and discomfort. Your counsellor will ask if there is anything specific that you may need whilst at Well Women Counselling. There is a toilet at our premises.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Theory and Practice of Person-Centred Counselling
- Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Transference and Counter Transference
- Counselling Clients on Medication
- Gestalt/Empty Chair Work
- Guided Imagery
- Working with Arts in Therapy
- Unconscious Processing
- Guided Imagery
- Time Line Therapy Practitioner Certification
- Experience of working as a Person-Centred Counsellor at a Women's Centre
- Experience of working as a Person-Centred Counsellor (and working with couples) at MIND
- Client assessments/safeguarding and referrals
- Post and pre-pregnancy counselling (and pregnancy testing)
- Group facilitation/PD Groups
- Peer and group supervision
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Through my experience at the Women's Centre, a lot of clients who came to see me for counselling were experiencing relationship problems, often controlling or abusive relationships, either with their partner, or family or other incidences. I also have experience of helping young women make decisions about unplanned pregnancy.
At MIND I gained experience of mediation with couples.
I also have experience of Person-centred Supervision and group facilitation.
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Professional, ethical and confidential counselling and therapy only 10 minutes drive from the centre of Louth or Horncastle.
60 Minute Counselling Sessions (including your first -upto- 90 minute session) are £40.00 payable at the time of each appointment.
Client assessments are carried out either on the telephone, or face to face prior to a first appointment. The assessment can take up to 20 minutes. Please allow extra time for your first appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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If there is no one around to take your call, messages and emails are usually returned within the hour.
Types of client